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D23Expo: Disney Casting New Spells with ‘Disenchanted’

D23Expo 2022 cast its latest spell of movie magic with its first look at the long-awaited sequel to their beloved live-action musical, Disenchanted. Released 15 years after the original, the sequel sees the return of Amy Adams as Giselle, who seems to having a hard time adjusting to her life as a mother of a teenager and infant in the real world.

Disillusioned with her life in the big city, Giselle and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) make a move from the big city to suburbia. Though it’s not the fairy tale life she was looking for. And when a nosy neighbor (Maya Rudolph) makes Giselle’s life more difficult, Giselle turns to magic in an effort to make things easier. However, all she does is turn suburbia into a real-life fairy tale. Soon Giselle is in a race against to time to reverse the spell before everything becomes permanent.

“Giselle now finds herself in a slightly different position as a mother of an infant and a teenager and the wife is looking to find her way in the world with these new roles,” Amy Adams said. “And with all the love and the joy, she tries to move forward. maybe not always in the best way.”

Gabriella Valentino who grew up with the film was excited to join the sequel. “I was about six when the movie came out originally and chances so I was a huge fan and it is legitimately my favorite Disney movies,” she said. “So to be actually up here with these people and have been a part of disenchanted is honestly surreal, and it has changed my life, and I am so grateful.”

“I was, like, a really huge fan of the original Enchanted,Maya Rudolph said. “I can’t believe that I got to be a part of this, and it’s not easy being mean to Amy Adams.”

Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Idina Menzel all reprise their respective roles. They will be joined by Yvette Nicole Brown, Jayma Mays, and Oscar Nunez.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 09: (L-R) Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Gabriella Baldacchino, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jayma Mays, Maya Rudolph, and Amy Adams speak onstage during D23 Expo 2022 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on September 09, 2022. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Disenchanted is directed by Adam Shankman and features new songs from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. It debuts exclusively on Disney+ on November 24, 2022.

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