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.