Meet the ‘Enchanted’ cast

By | 2007-05-03T11:49:35+00:00 May 3rd, 2007|Categories: DAPs Magic News, Disney|0 Comments
A cartoon princess is banished to Manhattan and must contend with urban realities as an actual human. That is the plot ofEnchanted, a Nov. 21 release and the first Disney event movie since 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit to mingle traditional animation and live action.

Since no in-house 2-D unit existed when production began, an outside studio run by former Disney and DreamWorks animator James Baxter (creator of Jessica Rabbit and Belle from Beauty and the Beast) was put in charge of doing those portions.

According to Baxter, director Kevin Lima "wanted Enchanted to have its own style and not just cherry-pick designs from past Disney movies. There had to be a unity to it." Just as most Disney animated features are inspired by an artistic source, the creative team chose art nouveau as a jumping-off point.

Baxter explains to USA TODAY how Enchanted's two worlds — also straddled by Nathaniel (Timothy Spall), the prince's valet who is secretly in cahoots with the queen, and Pip the chipmunk —— visually collide.

About the Author:

Mr. DAPs is the founder of DAPs Magic continues to run its day to day operations. He can be regularly found at Disneyland donning his hat and bow tie as he takes pictures and enjoys the Happiest Place on Earth. He is also a host on Geeks Corner - the Webshow and anchors news stories for DAPs Magic's YouTube channel. You can also find him posting regularly on Twitter and Instagram. He'd love to connect with you so make sure and say hi!

Share your thoughts and comment!