Enchanted

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The Real and Animated worlds collide, and cause an enormous philosophical discussion on Fairy Tales.

Enchanted is Disney's Affectionate Parody of... well, a Disney movie, specifically the ones that spawned the Disney Princesses.

Giselle lives in the beautiful animated land of Andalasia, where Genre Tropes abound. She falls in Love At First Sight with the handsome Prince Edward, and they are to be wed the very next day. But his stepmother, the wicked Queen(-Regent) Narissa, doesn't want to surrender the throne, so she throws Giselle down a Portal Pool to modern day, live action, New York City. There she is rescued by Robert, a divorce lawyer who doesn't put much stock in "Happily Ever After". Prince Edward follows Giselle to New York in hopes of rescuing her, Robert's fiancée Nancy is caught in the middle, and Queen Narissa sends her lackey Nathaniel after Giselle in hopes of killing her.

The movie is a Decon Recon Switch of classic Disney fairy tales, and continuously bounces between both ends of the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism. Either way, though, it's still fun, never cheesy (save the opening, which is supposed to be cheesy), and doesn't take itself too seriously. The hand-drawn animation in this film, as well as how well it won the audiences over, were probably yet another reason why Disney chose to return to producing 2D films on their own.

In November 2021, Disney announced that the Sequel, Disenchanted, would premiere in Fall 2020, exclusively on Disney+.

Not to be confused with Ella Enchanted, nor with Orson Scott Card's Enchantment.

Tropes used in Enchanted include:
Tropes used in Enchanted include:
  • Action Girl: After spending most of the movie as a Princess Classic, Giselle turns into one to fight the Big Bad.
  • Adorkable:
    • Giselle, once she lands in New York.
    • Prince Edward is this as well.
  • An Aesop: As Giselle and Robert learn, the world is due to be full of troubles, but that doesn't mean things can't be made better.
  • Affectionate Parody: Disney sends up their own animated canon, and they have a lot of fun doing it.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Remarked on by the 6-year old, no less.
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"Remember, when you go out, not to put on too much makeup, otherwise the boys will get the wrong idea. And you know how they are... They're only after one thing."
"What's that?"
"I don't know. Nobody will tell me."

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  • All Part of the Show:
    • The bystanders to the True Love's Kiss scene assume it was some kind of performance...until Narissa transformed into a dragon. And even then, some of them bemoan the "special effects".
    • Also, the patrons at the Italian restaurant applaud after Nathaniel's fight with Pip, although it's not clear whether they think it was all a show, or they're just that glad the rodent's gone.
  • Award Bait Song: "So Close", which weirdly enough, is the one song in the movie where the placement makes sense—it's used as the "slow dance" song at a ball. Giselle's magic voice not necessary! Strangely enough, it's a bittersweet love song—apt for our leading couple but presumably less so for the other dancers, who, while invited to dance with someone they did not come to the ball with, presumably do not have the same unresolved feelings for one another.
    • Despite "So Close" being the only true award bait song, the film took 3 of the 5 nomination slots in the Best Original Song category at the Oscars. Although "So Close" lost to the Award Bait Song in Once, its domination 9a year after Dreamgirls accomplished the same feat) made the Academy put a one-song-per-film cap on the nominations.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: Part of the reason why Robert allows Giselle to stay at his apartment.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Giselle plays this straight, but it’s averted with Queen Narissa. And only Narissa uses her good looks to her advantage.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Giselle can never, ever get dirty. (She does get slightly dirty on the bottom of her dress in the beginning.)
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Giselle ends up falling in love for Robert partly for this reason. She was having a bad time in NYC until he showed up, because NYC wasn’t her fairy tale kingdom.
  • Betty and Veronica: Gender Flipped but otherwise played straight.
  • Big Bad: Queen Narissa. She is based off the Evil Queen from Snow White, after all.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Robert and Giselle's kiss in the rain near the end of the movie.
  • Big "Never!": Delivered by Narissa during the opening. It's so big, in fact, that she briefly appears to turn into a dragon.
  • Bigger on the Inside: Giselle's carriage has room for all of her animal friends, including a cow. Really, it was already quite a stunt to get her dress to fit in there comfortably.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In / Stepping Stone Sword: Giselle apparently has enough strength to make a thrown sword pierce a metal decoration, with enough strength to support a grown man's weight.
  • Blithe Spirit: Giselle.
  • Brainless Beauty:
    • Edward. He stabs a bus after mistaking it for a monster, something Giselle herself would not do.
    • Giselle is a subversion. She’s naive, but Robert gradually discovers she’s more or less as smart as he is.
  • Cassandra Truth: Robert assumes that some old lady is lying to Giselle about having seen Edward. Said old lady was on the bus he stabbed with his sword.
  • Cell Phone: Used by Robert and Nancy, busy businesspeople. (Robert seems to not even have a landline in his apartment.) Nancy finds out that Andalasia has great reception, right before she chucks her phone for good and it smashes into a million pieces.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Pip's ability to be the Wafer-Thin Mint that weighs down a branch or building spire.
  • City of Weirdos: once the main characters arrive in New York City. Robert is obviously the Straight Man to Giselle.
  • Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: Nancy and Edward, after Robert falls for Giselle.
  • Cloudcuckooland: Andalasia.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: The TV in Edward's motel room is showing an interview with Giselle when he asks it to reveal where she is. It does appear that he's been channel surfing all evening, though.
  • Could This Happen to You?: The news report of Pip being spotted at the restaurant parodies this, with the reporter rhetorically asking if this is a sign of a rising trend.
  • Crapsack Only by Comparison: New York for Giselle, at least initially.
  • Creative Closing Credits: The credits featured animated silhouettes with a "woodblock printed paper" background, many of them references to previous Disney films.
  • Creepy Cockroach: Played with in the "Happy Working Song" scene, in which roaches pitch in to help the rats and pigeons clean up the apartment.
  • Crowd Song: Parodied as ruthlessly as is possible in a Disney movie with the scene in Central Park.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Played for Laughs when Nathaniel clips Pip to a hanger and leaves him in the closet.
  • Curtain Clothing: On her second day in New York, Giselle makes herself a dress out of Robert's living room curtains (complete with shot of the curtains hanging in the windows with appropriately-shaped holes in them); Robert is furious. On day three, she makes herself another dress out of Morgan's bedclothes; by this point, Robert is merely resigned.
  • Cutting the Electronic Leash: Nancy, after hanging a lampshade on how a cell phone still gets reception in a magical fairytale kingdom.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gender Flipped, which Narissa humorously lampshades.
  • Dance of Romance: The only possible explanation behind Nancy and Edward's Last-Minute Hookup.
  • Dances and Balls: Being a sort of parody on Fairy Tales, it has a dramatic and grand Dance Ball near the end. It's complete with Giselle looking stunning in her dress and Robert showing that, although he doesn't like dancing, he actually can.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Robert until his lifeview becomes more idealistic.
  • Decon Recon Switch: For princess and Disney fairytale tropes.
  • Description Cut:
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"I've never met Edward's stepmother but I've heard she's lovely." (cut to Narissa entering the human world, all dark and ominous)

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  • Development Hell: Disney bought an early version of the script in 1997.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Queen Narissa's evil is brought to Edward's attention only when Nathaniel tells him she's evil. Though in Edward’s defense, Nathaniel himself allowed Narissa to use her good looks to take advantage of him, though he wised up by then.
  • Disney Creatures of the Farce: In New York, Giselle's singing summons rats, pigeons, cockroaches, and flies! Well, it could be worse; she could have inadvertently shanghaied the neighbors' housepets.
  • Disney Villain Death: It's like they read the friggin' page. Oh wait...
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Giselle goes barefoot in the animated segments. Though it doesn’t last forever.
  • Double Subversion: A lot, due to the film's refusal to commit to being a parody or not.
  • Dude in Distress: At the end of the film, Narissa turns into an enormous dragon, grabbing Robert and flying with him to the top of the Woolworth Building, forcing Giselle to save the day.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Of course, since it's a parody of the movies that foster the mindset.
  • Evil Overlooker: See the poster illustrating this article. That giant woman is Queen Narissa. And so is that giant worm so she's in it twice, both times in a watching pose. How's that for overkill?
  • Evil Sorceress: Narissa (see Vain Sorceress below).
  • Evil Stepmother: Played straight with Narissa. Averted with Nancy and eventually Giselle herself.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Narissa.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Giselle and Nancy each wear one.
  • Falling Into His Arms: Played straight with Edward and Giselle, but more of a "Falling on top of his arms" with Giselle and Robert.
  • False Soulmates: Towards the end, True Love's Kiss indicates that the couples Edward/Giselle and Robert/Nancy aren't meant to be with each other, but that Edward/Nancy and Robert/Giselle are.
  • Fantastic Romance: Cartoon princess-to-be meets real world lawyer.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Early on, Robert discourages his daughter's interest in fairy-tales. He tries to encourage her in more practical dreams, giving a book about real-world heroines such as Madame Curie and Eleanor Roosevelt. It's implied that his divorce has left him disillusioned about love.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: Robert's divorce, a decision that deeply affected him and made him become a divorce lawyer.
  • Fish Out of Water:
    • Giselle, obviously, although a lot of things are ignored for the sake of keeping the plot on track.
    • This actually gets subverted a bit, in the scene where Edward and Nathaniel are in a motel room, and turn on the TV. Initially, they're doing the traditional 'Fish out of Water' bit, but they fairly quickly figure out how to use it, that it's not tiny people trapped inside, and are even able to use the remote quite well. This is probably how someone who had never seen a TV would react: Alarm, but quick adaptation.
    • Similarly, Giselle doesn't know how the shower works, but figures it out very quickly without any fuss. She also figures out how to empty the vacuum cleaner via a song verse.
  • Foot Focus: The animated segment in the beginning features quite a lot of this.
  • For Happiness: Giselle's life philosophy, whether it's musical numbers, pretty dresses, or giving love a second chance.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Early in the film, Giselle takes an apple that has been bitten and sees if she can use it as the mouth on her mannequin of the Prince. Later, she takes a near-fatal bite of a poisoned apple.
    • Also, in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it example, the blast of fire unleashed in anger by the Queen near the beginning bears the silhouette of a gangly, serpentine-looking dragon. Guess what she turns into at the climax?
    • Also Giselle's mannequin of her dream prince. Its appearance and the outfit it was wearing was really similar to Robert and what he wore to the ball.
    • There's also a deleted scene included on the DVD where Nancy and a co-worker talk about how she's a closet romantic, foreshadowing her and Edward's Last-Minute Hookup.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Lampshaded (it's the page quote for the trope) and played straight since it's an Affectionate Parody and homage.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Both played straight AND spoofed.
  • Funny Background Event: There is one point in the big "That's How You Know" dance number where the performers are all marching across a bridge and people in the boats in the water below do not pay any attention to them.
  • Genre Savvy: Narissa seems to know fairy tales pretty well, but suffers Genre Blindness at the end.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Giselle's wedding dress, Edward's shirt, Nancy's wedding dress.
  • Go Through Me: When Scaled Up Narissa announces she's going to kill everybody, starting with Giselle.
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Robert: Over my dead body!
Narissa: All right, I'm flexible. (attacks Robert)

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  • Happily Ever After: Pretty much the theme of the entire movie…though Narissa and Robert both believe that they aren’t any happily ever afters in New York. Giselle proves them both wrong…and gives the latter a happily ever after of his own.
  • Heel Face Turn: Nathaniel., once he realizes that Narissa is using him.
  • Held Gaze: Robert and Giselle do this at the ball during their Dance of Romance.
  • Heroic BSOD: Giselle suffers a mild case of this when she learns about the concept of divorce.
  • High Collar of Doom: Narrisa has an outfit with one.
  • High Concept: "Hey, let's do a Refugee From TV Land plot with a Disney princess", said one exec to another.
  • Hot Dad: The divorced Robert, who was played by Patrick Demsey AKA Dr McDreamy.
  • I Do Not Speak Nonverbal: Prince Edward towards the now mute and impressive mime Pip.
  • I Feel Angry: Other Trope Namer.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When Edward realizes Giselle's true love is Robert, he immediately starts pushing Robert to kiss Giselle in order to save her with no jealousy whatsoever. Robert is hesitant, but then Nancy also relinquishes her former love and tells him to. Not terribly surprising considering Edward knew Gisselle for all of a day, less a miss right and more a miss right now.
  • Improvised Zipline: Pip the Chipmunk did this on a wire with a clothes hanger.
  • Indecisive Parody: The movie never quite decides whether it's a true parody of the Disney Animated Canon or not.
  • The Ingenue: Giselle.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Giselle, if the shower scene is any indication.
  • Ironic Echo: "Is this a big habit of yours, falling off stuff?"
  • Knight in Shining Armour: The movie begins with Prince Edward saving Giselle from a troll and they plan to get married the next day.
  • Lampshade Hanging:
    • Pretty much the entire movie, but particularly the song "That's How You Know", where Robert, acting the part of the Straight Man, wonders how on earth everyone knows the words for a song he'd never heard.
    • A great deal of Queen Narissa's dialog consists of this.
  • Large Ham:
    • Edward. James Marsden was clearly enjoying himself more than is street-legal, but that's part of the fun.
    • Susan Sarandon as Narissa is even more remorselessly hammy. Narissa is such a Large Ham that she continues after going One-Winged Angel, which is normally the point where most villains lose their ability to speak. You can safely argue that it makes her pretty entertaining, though. So there’s nothing wrong with that by that logic.
  • Last-Minute Hookup: Edward and Nancy.
  • Lord Error-Prone: Edward, being that this movie deconstructs fairytales.
  • Love At First Note: Edward immediately sets off to find the owner of the beautiful voice he hears singing.
  • Love At First Sight: Intentionally parodied. Giselle falls out of a tree onto Edward's horse, and he immediately announces that they'll be married the next day.
  • Love Epiphany: Giselle towards Robert ("Oh, my...")
  • Love Makes You Evil: And rejection makes you good. What.
  • Magical Girlfriend: What else would you call Giselle in New York?
  • Make a Wish: Giselle goes to the portal between the two worlds because she thinks it's a wishing well.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Giselle, though she's not an entirely straight example given her character growth and the fact that Robert himself is performing a similar role for her.
  • Meaningful Echo:
    • "True love's kiss: the most powerful force in the world."
    • A subtle one was that the first song sung in the film contained the lyric "I've been dreaming of a true love's kiss." The last song sung by Carrie Underwood in the Where Are They Now? Epilogue contained the lyric "I've been dreaming of a true love's kiss." Also counts as a Book Ends.
  • Meet Cute: Lampshaded when Giselle falls onto Edward's horse running from a troll he was hunting.
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"And in years to come we'll reminisce / How we came to love..."

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  • Missing Mom: Morgan and Giselle share a bonding moment over neither having ever had a "shopping with Mom" experience. Bonus points in that Morgan's mom isn't dead, but actually left her family.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Nathaniel gradually realises that he's just a convenient tool to Narissa, and steps forward to help the heroes at the end. The tipping point provides the page quote for the trope:
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Nathaniel: I've always treated her like a queen, but lately I'm starting to feel there's this whole other side to her, like I don't even know her anymore.
Radio Therapist: I think you need to take her aside and find out how she really feels about you.
Narissa: Hello, worthless. Miss me?

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Robert: He knows the song too? I've never heard this song before! What the hell is it?!

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  • Opposites Attract: Giselle, the cheery optimist, and Robert, the sarcastic pessimist. They find out they have a surprising amount of things in common as the movie goes along though.
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Narissa's initial plan—obviously, it doesn't work.
  • Pair the Spares: Edward and Nancy.
  • Perspective Flip: Giselle's version of Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Pimped-Out Dress:
    • Giselle's would-be wedding dress.
    • Narissa and her HUGE collar.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Giselle's first dress in the movie is pink.
  • Playing Against Type: James Marsden made a career of playing the straight-laced Straight Man in action films and the like. This and Hairspray (also released in 2007) showed off his goofily disarming charm, nice comic timing, and a Broadway-caliber voice. Who knew?
  • Pretty Freeloader: Giselle by essence, though she does help with cleaning up Robert and Morgan's apartment first thing in the morning... unconventional as her methods may be.
  • Prince Charming: Edward, parodied. In addition to his cluelessness, he's revealed to have a bit of an ego problem, but he never gets to the level of Prince Charmless.
  • Princess Classic: Giselle, also parodied.
  • Prophetic Names: Robert's last name is Philip (Sleeping Beauty's prince) and Nancy's is Tremaine (Cinderella's evil stepfamily). This last one is a subversion, though, as Nancy is actually quite nice and ends up a fairy-tale princess herself.
  • Pungeon Master: Like many Disney villains, Narissa engages in a bit of this once she has her big evil moment. "It's time to take our tale to new heights.... We're coming to the end of our story now. Are you at the edge of your seat, Giselle, just dying to know how it ends?"
  • The Queen's Latin: Averted. In the fairytale land of Andalasia, they speak with American Accents.
  • Record Needle Scratch: "Ever Ever After" and Edward's wedding to Nancy screech to a halt as Nancy's phone rings.
  • Redheaded Heroine: Giselle.
  • Refugee From TV Land: The fairytale Princess, her handsome Prince, a wicked Queen, and Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Trailer all being transported to modern New York City.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: The "turtles are cute" subversion.
  • Required Secondary Powers: With just the sound of her voice, Giselle can control any animal and induce mass hypnosis in as large a group as she wishes. Why? Because Disney Princesses can just do that, and therefore so can Giselle, or she wouldn't be one. That's why. Likewise following classic Disney tropes, Pip is agile and intelligent, Nathaniel can disguise into any human bystander, Narissa has the power to transform into a creepy old lady and turn into a dragon, and Prince Edward...is a Large Ham.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Edward does this when interpreting what Pip is trying to tell him.
  • Romantic False Lead: Nancy, Robert's fiancée who takes up Giselle's place and marries Prince Edward in the end. Edward counts here, too.
  • Scaled Up: Narissa transforms into a dragon as a homage to Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent.
  • The Schlub Pub Seduction Deduction: Narissa on Nathaniel. Nathaniel begins to realize he's a dupe when he sees a soap opera variant.
  • Shallow Love Interest: Prince Edward parodies this typical status that Disney princes have.
  • Shopping Montage: In this case however, the "protégée" is an adult, and the person who takes her shopping is a child.
  • Show Within a Show: The soap opera that appears on the TV in Edward's motel room, starring Paige O'Hara (Belle from Beauty and the Beast) no less. Even better, the background music of said soap opera takes cues from the song "Beauty and the Beast".
  • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Trailer: Nathaniel.
  • Slap Slap Kiss: Giselle is really turned on by how Robert makes her—what is it called? -- so angry!
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: Idealism may be easier and less painful, but cynicism is more fun.
  • Skepticism Failure: It takes Robert a very long time to admit to himself that Giselle really is magical, despite watching her magical song powers in action.
  • Somebody Else's Problem: A young woman wearing a huge poofy wedding dress pops out of a manhole and runs into traffic, babbling about a prince and a castle and gets nothing more than a few confused/annoyed Aside Glances—well, this is New York City!
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: Pip in New York becomes a literal example. Back in Andalasia he's a Talking Animal like all the animals in Andalasia.
  • Star-Making Role: Rightfully turned Amy Adams into a instant star.
  • Stock Scream:
    • The troll has Goofy's scream, or something remarkably similar, when he gets thrown in the air.
      • And a Wilhelm Scream can be heard at the start of Narissa's transformation.
  • Suggestive Collision: Giselle, dressed only in a towel, falls out of the bathroom onto Robert. Right when Robert's girlfriend walks in.
  • Summon Backup Dancers: When Giselle sings in Central Park.
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: Narissa can turn any body of water (or soup, or alcohol) in the real world into a spy camera.
  • Take That: At the beginning of the movie, when the old hag, who's really Narissa in disguise, pushes Giselle into the well, she says that she sent her to a place "where there are no happily ever afters." It turns out to be modern-day New York in reality. Nice.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: "Part of Your World" and "Beauty and the Beast".
  • This Is Reality
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Giselle: What sort of awful place is this?
Robert: It's reality!
Giselle: Well, I think I'd prefer to be in Andalasia.

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Let yourself be enchanted/You just might break through/To ever ever after!

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  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Giselle is definitely a very frilly and girly girl, while Nancy is a career woman who wears pantsuits and glasses.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Giselle in the climax.
  • Trapped in Another World
  • Tree Buchet: The troll in the beginning of the movie has this happen to him.
  • Troperiffic
  • True Love's Kiss:
    • Giselle has an "I Want" Song called "True Love's Kiss".
    • It's also played straight near the end of the movie, when, like a good Disney princess, she's hexed to sleep. She needs a Troperiffic True Love's Kiss before midnight (of course) in order to wake up. Robert, of course, manages to rouse her in the nick of time with a True Love's Kiss.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: The scene when Giselle trails off mid-rant because she's been distracted by Robert-in-his-bathrobe virtually screams this. That, or Distracted by the Sexy.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Zigzagged. Giselle's initial arrival in New York does get some odd looks (the fact that she causes a traffic accident certainly helps), and Edward's antics with the bus and Pip's appearance in the Bella Notte make the local news... but otherwise their presence (including Pip in another restaurant) doesn't garner a lot of notice. Also, Nathaniel manages to sneak into the latter restaurant's kitchen with only a chef's hat and strike up a conversation with a pot of soup without attracting too much unwanted attention.
  • Up the Real Rabbit Hole: After one attempt to locate it, as far as Robert is concerned, Andalasia (a very real if Magical Land) is "fantasy", and This Is Reality. Nobody ever corrects him or acts as if this makes anything but perfect sense.
  • Urine Trouble: When Edward is lurking outside Robert's apartment complex, waiting for an opportunity to get in a "rescue" Giselle, a passing dog relieves itself on his boot.
  • Vain Sorceress: Narissa. Though, that must have been intentional; she is meant to be an amalgamation/parody/lampshade of the classic Disney "Evil/VainSorceress" villains, most notably Maleficent, the Queen from Snow White, Ursula, and perhaps just a dash of Lady Tremaine (well, that last one doesn't really use magic unless you count one of the sequels, but still).
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  • Villains Blend in Better: Nathaniel seems to have much less trouble navigating New York than Giselle does, showing up in a variety of guises and apparent jobs. (Possibly he has a fairytale-villain-instant-disguise trait that carries over the way Giselle's fairytale-heroine-magic-singing trait does.)
  • Wafer-Thin Mint: Pip has this effect on a tree branch that's already holding Giselle and a giant troll. And again on a metal spire Narissa is on.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?:
    • Not quite. While Giselle's band of woodland animal friends in Andalasia does contain a lot of "cute" animals, we also see a warthog, an alligator, and other decidedly non-cute-standard creatures.
    • Thoroughly deconstructed when Giselle calls the creatures of New York to help her clean Robert's home for him and ends up with an entourage of rats, pigeons, and cockroaches. With a queasy look: "Well...it's always nice to make new friends..." Eventually she gets along with them just fine "...even though you're vermin."
  • When the Clock Strikes Twelve: We actually see that the clock is designed to start striking before the hour. For some reason. See the Fridge Brilliance page for one editor's theory.
  • Where Are They Now? Epilogue: It shows that Edward and Nancy got married in Andalasia. Giselle opens up a new fashion/boutique business, staying with Robert. After staying in New York, Nathaniel becomes a successful author, as well as Pip back in Andalasia.
  • Widescreen Shot: When the viewers first enter Andalasia, black bars appear on the left and right sides to make the picture appear as narrow as the movies Disney released during The Renaissance Age of Animation. The picture expands and fills the bars when Giselle crosses through into the live-action world.
  • Wig, Dress, Accent: Nathaniel.
  • Worst News Judgment Ever: A rodent in a New York City restaurant makes the nightly news? Maybe if it was a high-end restaurant, but it doesn't seem to be. Bonus points for twisting it into a parody of Could This Happen to You? pieces.
  • X Meets Y: "Disney meets Reality".
  • You're Crazy!
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Narissa: No! Spiteful, vindictive, very large, but never crazy!

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Giselle: You said you couldn't dance!
Robert: I said I don't dance. I didn't say I couldn't.

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