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(2007)

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On the experience of wearing the wedding dress, Amy Adams described it as "grueling" since "the entire weight was on my hips, so occasionally it felt like I was in traction".
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When Edward is on top of the bus, the people riding on tour buses next to him laughing and pointing at him weren't extras, but real tourists.
A number of non-singers make their singing debuts in this film, including Patrick Dempsey. The only main character who does not sing is Nancy, played by actress Idina Menzel - who has two Tony award nominations and one win for Broadway musical singing roles.
The actresses who provided the voices for three previous animated Disney princesses make appearances in the film: Jodi Benson ('Ariel' in The Little Mermaid (1989)), Paige O'Hara ('Belle' in Beauty and the Beast (1991)), and Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas (1995)). Also, Julie Andrews, who starred as the title character in Disney's live-action Mary Poppins (1964), provides her voice here as the Narrator and Idina Menzel, who plays Nancy, voices the queen, Elsa, in the Disney's animated movie, Frozen (2013).
The wedding dress that Giselle wore weighed 45 pounds. A stunt double taught Amy Adams how to move in the dress.
The scene Kevin Lima found the most challenging to shoot was the musical number, 'That's How You Know', in Central Park. The five-minute scene took 17 days to finish due to the changing weather, which allowed only seven sunny days for the scene to be filmed. The filming was also hampered at times by Patrick Dempsey's fans.
The first feature-length Disney live-action/traditional animation hybrid since Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
Giselle was originally supposed to be blonde, but in time they figured that red hair worked better.
Idina Menzel, a Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner, does not sing in the movie. In an interview, Menzel stated she felt flattered to be hired solely as an actress.
In one scene, Prince Edward rides a bus through Times Square. In the background a large poster can be seen advertising the musical play "Wicked," which originally featured Idina Menzel, who plays Nancy in "Enchanted," in the starring role. Furthermore, Stephen Schwartz, who was the lyricist for "Enchanted," was both the composer and lyricist for "Wicked." The poster of "Superman Returns" can also be seen, which 'James Marsden' starred in.
The law firm where Robert works is Churchill, Harline, and Smith, the surnames of the songwriters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
Disney had originally planned to add Giselle to the Disney Princess line-up, as was shown at a 2007 Toy Fair where the Giselle doll was featured with packaging declaring her with Disney Princess status, but decided against it when they realized they would have to pay for life-long rights to Amy Adams' image.
HIDDEN MICKEY: The bus driver's hair is shaped like Mickey Mouse's ears, as well as the green pepper slices on the pizza Robert and Giselle are served at the Bella Notte restaurant.
One of the elderly men dancers appeared in Mary Poppins (1964) as a chimney sweep.
Idina Menzel plays a character named Nancy Tremaine. Tremaine is the surname of Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters in Disney's Cinderella (1950).
Two of the elderly men dancers appeared in West Side Story (1961) together.
When Robert and Giselle take the elevator to his upstairs apartment, there is a brief moment where the camera zooms in on the elevator floor display, which bears a startling resemblance to the elevator floor display at the Tower of Terror Attraction in the Disney Theme parks. It even goes from floors 1 through 12.
Hailing from Andalasia, Giselle displays similar traits to the Disney Princesses; director Kevin Lima describes her as "about 80% Snow White, with some traits borrowed from Cinderella (1950) and Sleeping Beauty (1959)... although her spunkiness comes from Ariel of The Little Mermaid (1989)."
Over 300 actresses auditioned for the role of Giselle. Amy Adams was number 275.
According to director Kevin Lima, "thousands" of references are made to past and future works of Disney in Enchanted (2007), which serve as both a parody of and a "giant love letter to Disney classics". As Lima worked with Bill Kelly, the writer, to inject Disney references to the plot, it became "an obsession"; he derived the name of every character as well as anything that needed a name from past Disney films to bring in more Disney references.
Nancy and Robert were originally supposed to have a duet song but it was cut from the final film.
The animated scenes were not actually done by the Disney Animation wing. It was done by James Baxter Animation, the studio responsible for Curious George.
When Robert and Gisele are walking through Central Park discussing dating, an evil face can be seen carved into the poisoned caramel apple that she is holding.
Cathleen Trigg's character's name is Mary Ilene Caselotti. This is a tribute to Mary Costa, the voice of Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959), Ilene Woods, who did the voice of Disney's Cinderella (1950), and Adriana Caselotti, the voice of Disney's first princess, Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
The film was conceived as far back as the 90s and was originally going to be an R-rated deal. The first draft of the script had Giselle mistaken for a stripper.
Enchanted (2007) took almost two years to complete. The animation took a little over a year to finish while the live-action scenes, which commenced and were completed during the animation process, were shot in 72 days.
This is the second Disney film to switch aspect ratios, the first being Brother Bear (2003). Like 'Brother Bear', the film starts in a 1.75:1 aspect ratio when in animated Andalasia, and then switches to the CinemaScope ratio of 2.35:1 when Giselle becomes a live-action character.
Edmund Lyndeck, who plays the derelict old man, has a fairy tale connection. He played Cinderella's Father in the original cast of 'Into the Woods' on Broadway.
The restaurant Robert and Giselle go to is named Bella Notte. This is also the name of the song that Tony sings to Lady and the Tramp as they eat their spaghetti in the most famous scene in "Lady and the Tramp."
The film proved to be a commercial success, earning more than $340 million worldwide at the box office.
When Giselle and Robert walk through Roberts work office (part where Gizelle almost drinks a fish) the radio music plays in the background "Part of Your World" from the Little Mermaid.
'Weird Al' Yankovic was considered to write the songs for the movie.
When Prince Edward searches Robert's building for Giselle, one of the doors he knocks on is for apartment 714, which is the area code for Orange County, where the original Disneyland park is located.
GOOFY HOLLER: When the troll is tossed through the air by the tree Giselle falls from.
Several scenes, including the pivotal "That's How You Know" musical number, take place in New York's Central Park. In 2012, Enchanted star Amy Adams was a star of Shakespeare in the Park's production of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. "Into the Woods," which was first produced two decades before Enchanted was released, is also an irreverent retelling of classic fairy tales.
The background music on the TV in the hotel room is from past Disney films.
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In the scene where Edward is on top of the bus you can see billboards for Rent and Wicked. Idina Menzel who plays Nancy stared in both of those musicals on broadway.
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When Giselle drinks from the fish tank in Robert's office and then spits out the fish to the secretary, it's a beta fish in the bowl. There are no betas in the tank beforehand.
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In the scene where Prince Edward is on cars searching for Giselle, you can see a billboard for Hairspray. James Marsden starred in Hairspray the movie in 2007, the same year this movie was released.
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While Giselle is looking in the fish tank 'part of your world' is playing as background music.
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Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title 'Radio'.
During the scene starring Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid) you can hear the instrumental of Part of your World playing in the background.
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Director Cameo 

Kevin Lima:  as "Pip in New York".

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

At the beginning, Giselle is creating a mannequin of her 'true love'. The outfit it is wearing is never worn by the prince - but it is worn by Robert at the ball, near the end of the film.
As we see Giselle progress into a modern woman, so does her wardrobe. She begins in the over-the-top wedding gown, then to the very princessy long gown, then to a very girly but short dress, and finally, into a modern evening gown. In the same way, Robert's wardrobe regresses from suit and tie to more casual clothing, and ending in a very prince-like outfit at the ball.
In traditional Disney films, the main female character usually makes a transition from being an ordinary woman into becoming a Princess by the end of the film. In Enchanted (2007) the character of Giselle is a would-be Princess who makes the transition to becoming an ordinary modern woman. (The supporting character Nancy does become a princess in her place.)
Giselle was ultimately not added to the Disney Princess line. However Idina Menzel who plays Nancy would eventually become part of the Disney Princess line, voicing Elsa from Frozen. At the end of the movie Nancy marries Edward and the novelization states that she became Queen of Andalasia. Elsa also is the first official Disney Princess to become a Queen in her film. Also Elsa scolds her sister Anna for wanting to marry a man she just met, something which Nancy does at the end of this film.
WILHELM SCREAM: During Narissa's transformation near the end of the film, a man is flung across the room by the flames and screams.
At the end of the movie, Nathaniel is signing copies of his book in a bookstore. As the camera pans in on the exterior of the shop, you can see a poster advertising a cookbook called "Merriweather's Guide to Baking." Merriweather was the name of one of the good fairies in Disney's Sleeping Beauty, and there is a scene where she has a magical argument with Flora over the baking of Briar Rose's birthday cake.
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