Disney Says Enchanted is a Franchise - Sequels on the Way!
by Alex Billington
October 15, 2007
ShowEast is well underway in Orlando, Florida, and most of America's movie theater chains and Hollywood studios are attending. One of the presentations on Monday featured a look at Disney's upcoming films, which included those from Miramax and a number of other production companies that Disney is partnered with. One of the films mentioned was the highly anticipated Enchanted, and an extra tidbit was also revealed. Disney is looking to make Enchanted a strong franchise with sequels!
The presenter, Diego Lerner of Disney, talked repeatedly about Enchanted being a franchise and sequels for the film and the fact that Disney is expecting it to be huge. Disney doesn’t confirm this officially yet (publicly at least), and it won't likely be until Enchanted opens in theaters and the box office earnings are counted, but it's certainly in the works. This is definitely not a rumor and Diego did speak of Enchanted as a strong franchise, which is especially exciting considering the early buzz.
I can say after screening Enchanted that I definitely can see it being a franchise, but I'm slightly confused as to how it would continue or what the next story would be. It has a rather all-in-one-package feeling to it, but then again, studios can always create sequels out of nothing, kind of like High School Musical.
Enchanted hits theaters on November 21st and is directed by Kevin Lima, who also directed Tarzan and 102 Dalmatians. It's a definite must-see for any Disney fans or anyone looking for a heartwarming, funny, and enjoyable family film.
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
OOooooo a fish out of water story.....what an original idea. Lets make sequels.
Heckle0 on Oct 16, 2007
[...] First Showing writes that at ShowEast, underway in Orlando, Florida, the idea of sequels to Walt Disney Picture’s Enchanted resurfaced. The article adds that the anticipated November film is “a definite must-see for any Disney fans or anyone looking for a heartwarming, funny and enjoyable family film.” Meanwhile, word arrives via the Ultimate Disney Forum that Tommy2.net has posted the track listing for the soundtrack to Enchanted. The album will be released on November 20th, one day before the movie’s nationwide debut. [...]
Enchanted franchise, soundtrack listing on Oct 19, 2007
Definitely a movie that falls within one, I charming performances by all, and the best thing is that it is producing the second part. Hopefully you have a logical sequel and interesting and that the magic has not stolen the first version.
Luis Villeda on Sep 20, 2008
The "not-a-very-nice-old-man" goes to Giselle's wedding (reprise that dress) and returns the tiara for her walk down the aisle. She kisses him on the cheek and he morfs in a shower of sparkles to a stately Dick van Dyke, her father. He'd been cast under a spell by his sister-in-law, a twin, named Narissa. But he's been looking for his wife Clarissa. After the wedding. . .(scenes abound). . .she goes with her dad on yet another walk in Central Park and introduces him to Clara, who likes to feed the birds. Her dad, being the gracious Count of Andalasia, bows and kisses her hand; voila' she morfs into Julie Andrews, Giselle's mother!!! And so it goes. The contest with Giselle's sister; the return of Prince Edwards sword; Giselle's gift of the golden tiara to Nancy; Morgan's joyful attachment to her "new step-mother"; and Robert's fear of "don't leave me" begging of Giselle. What a mix such a story-craftsman can do with this pageant!
Jon King on Aug 22, 2009
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