Almost every Disney fairy tale ends with a happy ending, but with Disenchanted, the sequel to the animation live-action musical hybrid Enchanted, attempts to ask what happens after one finds “happily ever after.” Now, we get to see that in a brand-new trailer. The film, which reunites original cast members Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, and James Marsden and also stars Maya Rudolph, Gabriella Baldacchino, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jayma Mays.
In the sequel, Giselle (Adams) had found happiness in marrying Robert (Dempsey) and becoming a stepmother to his daughter. But now, Giselle has grown disillusioned with life in the city, and as such, the family moves to the quiet suburbs in an attempt to fix those tensions. However, the move doesn’t work, and life becomes even more difficult for Giselle when the neighborhood’s queen bee Malvina Monroe (Rudolph) makes her feel even more out of place. So, Giselle turns to magic but inadvertently turns the town into a real-life fairy tale. Realizing her mistake, Giselle has to undo what she has done before she loses her family to the spell that she cast.
Directed by Adam Shankman from a screenplay by Brigitte Hales and a story by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss, and Richard LaGravenese. “Disenchanted” is produced by Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld, and Amy Adams, with Jo Burn, Sunil Perkash, and Adam Shankman serving as executive producers. The movie features songs with music by 8-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken and lyrics by three-time Oscar-winning lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose work on “Enchanted” garnered three Academy Award® nominations and a score by Alan Menken.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Disenchanted:”
It has been more than ten years since Giselle (Adams) and Robert (Dempsey) wed, but Giselle has grown disillusioned with life in the city, so they move their growing family to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in search of a more fairy tale life. Unfortunately, it isn’t the quick fix she had hoped for. Suburbia has a whole new set of rules and a local queen bee, Malvina Monroe (Rudolph), who makes Giselle feel more out of place than ever. Frustrated that her happily ever after hasn’t been so easy to find, she turns to the magic of Andalasia for help, accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale and placing her family’s future happiness in jeopardy.Now, Giselle is in a race against time to reverse the spell and determine what happily ever after truly means to her and her family.