Synopsis: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?
Director(s): Kevin Lima
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 48 nominations.
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107 min

(The Standard Disney Intro plays, but right after, the camera zooms in on the castle and into a blue-walled room where a book rests on a velvet-colored wooden stand next to a cascade of pink flowers. "Walt Disney Pictures presents" appears momentarily in medieval text. The title of the book is, "Enchanted." It slowly opens to reveal pop up settings and characters.)

Once upon a time, in a magical kingdom known as Andalasia, there lived an evil queen.Selfish and cruel, she lived in fear that one day, her stepson would marry, and she would lose her throne forever.

(Transition to animation. In an autumn woodland, a white fairytale house rests by a pool and on a hill, bushes and fronds growing all over it. Two bluebirds fly towards it, and the zoom continues to reveal the windows open and Giselle, a lovely strawberry-blond peasant woman and the protagonist, twirling by.)

And so, she did all in her power to prevent the prince from ever meeting the one special maiden with whom he would share true love's kiss.

(Inside her house, Giselle is constructing a life-size statue of a prince. The bluebirds hand her a pinecone.)

Giselle, Giselle, how about this for your statue?

Oh, this will be perfect. Thank you.

You're welcome!

(Pip, a phlegmatic chipmunk, rushes the avians.)

Come on, Come on, Come on! OK, you mookses, move it! We have got a face to put together here while it's still ingrained in her subcranium.

Oh, Pip, it was such a lovely dream. We were holding hands and dancing, and...

(A rabbit hops up to her and hands her sapphires)

And these for the eyes.

Blue? Oh, how did you know? And they sparkle just like his. Mm! OK. There we go. (excited) Yes! That's it!

OK. Yeah, yeah. Floor's yours, honey.

Presenting my one true love.

(She turns the statue towards the animals, showing the contents to be to be books and cleaning supplies and flowers.)

My prince. My dream come true.


(gasp) Oh, my goodness!

Whoa, whoa. What? What's the problem?

(A closeup of the statue's face shows us what Giselle noticed.)

I didn't give him any lips.


Does he have to have lips?

Of course.

When you meet the someone who is meant for you,

Before two can become one, there's something you must do...

Do you pull each other's tails?

Do you feed each other seeds?


There is something sweeter everybody needs

♪ I've been dreaming of a true love's kiss

♪ And a prince I'm hoping comes with this

♪ That's what brings ever-afterings so happyyyyyy

♪ And that's the reason we need lips so much

♪ For lips are the only things that touch

♪ So to spend a life of endless bliss

♪ Just find who you love

Through true love's kiss ♪

If we're going to find a perfect pair of lips, we're going to need a lot more help.

(She flings open the window and vocalizes to the wild. The woodland creatures respond and swarm to her home)

♪ She's been dreaming of a true love's kiss

♪ And a prince she's hoping comes with this

♪ That's what brings ever-afterings

♪ So happy (So happy)

(Giselle samples a comb, a peapod, a crab and an apple for the lips of her statue. Her expression lofts when a furry green caterpillar pops out of the apple, and she spreads it across the face of the statue.)

♪ That's the reason we need lips so much

♪ For lips are the only things that touch


(The caterpillar gives her a look and crawls off)

♪ So to spend a life of endless bliss

♪ Just find who you love

Giselle and Animals: ♪ Through true love's kiss ♪

(Match cut to Edward, the vivacious son of Queen Narissa, riding in a suit with poofy sleeves.)

Look out below!

(He catches a huge troll in his tracks, all tied up. Nathaniel, the queen's loyal-to-a-fault servant, accompanies the vanquisher.)

Amazing, sire. Your tenth troll this month!

(climbing the troll) Oh, I love hunting trolls. Big trolls, little trolls. Trolls, trolls, trolls...

(He slips on the troll's lips, accidentally forcing his hand into its nostril, and pulling out slimy boogers. Edward helps him up)


Oh, that's OK.

Ah, trolls are fine to pass the time, Nathaniel, but... but my heart longs to be joined in song.

(Edward pulls his partner up into a waltz in daydreams.)

♪ I've been dreaming of a true love's kiss

♪ And a...

(Edward pauses when he hears Giselle signing from afar.)

Giselle (o.s.):
♪ _prince I'm hoping comes with this

(struck) D-Do you hear that, Nathaniel?

(Anxious) Me? No. No, I hear nothing.

Nothing at all, your highness, hahahaha. (Vocalizes)

(giddy) I must find the maiden that belongs to that sweet voice!

Oh, no! Come back, sire! No, you're hallucinating!

(Edward mounts his white steed in style)

Ride, Destiny!

Oh! (In despair as Edward rides off) Oh, pooh. Oh, no. No. This isn't good. All these years of troll chasing, trying to keep him from ever meeting a girl. (Opening his amulet with a picture of the queen inside) Oh, the queen. No, she's not going to like this.

♪ True love's kiss

(Nathaniel looks back at the troll, and gets a sinister idea, as he closes the amulet. Elsewhere, the prince rides through the forest with a dreamy look)

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