List of Disney references in Enchanted
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This is a list of Disney references made in the film Enchanted. Enchanted pays tribute to many of the classic Disney films, both animated and live-action, as well as other works produced by Disney. In an interview, director Kevin Lima said that there are "thousands" of specific details, scenes, actions and lines of dialogue that were purposely included as allusions to classic Disney films. Several actors from past Disney films have also made contributions in the film through either voice narration or on-screen appearances.
General references that allude to more than one Disney film are:
- The storybook opening of Enchanted – a tribute to the openings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Cinderella, The Sword in the Stone, Sleeping Beauty and others.
- Giselle's initial personality – based on multiple Disney Princesses; director Kevin Lima describes her as "about 80% Snow White, with some traits borrowed from Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty... although her spunkiness comes from Ariel of "The Little Mermaid".
- The troll's loincloth – consists of remnants of the Disney princesses' dresses, Snow White's rags, Belle's village dress, Aurora's peasant dress, and Cinderella's maid outfit. Also, his earrings are the shells from Ariel's bikini top.
- Mary Ilene Caselotti, the name of the news reporter – a reference to Mary Costa (the voice of Aurora), Ilene Woods (the voice of Cinderella) and Adriana Caselotti (the voice of Snow White).
- The final fight scene at the top of Woolworth Building – an homage to similar climaxes in Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Beauty and the Beast.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Specific references made to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs include:
- Narissa disguises herself as a hag – just as the Queen does.
- Giselle mistakes a little person in New York City for the dwarf Grumpy.
- "Happy Working Song" – a homage to "Whistle While You Work".
Specific references made to Cinderella include:
- Giselle uses Robert's curtains and Morgan's rug to make her dresses – a reference to the dress that Cinderella's mice friends make for her from things that her stepsisters weren't using.
The Little Mermaid
Specific references made to The Little Mermaid include:
- Jodi Benson plays Robert's secretary, Sam – Benson voiced Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
- Giselle sings to her dream prince – just as Ariel does with the statue of Eric.
- The Troll's earrings are made of the shell bra Ariel wears.
- As Giselle studies the fish tank at Robert's office, an instrumental version of "Part of Your World" is played in the background.
- "That's How You Know" – a homage to "Under the Sea" and "Kiss the Girl" through its calypso beat.
References made to other Disney films and characters include:
- Judy Kuhn makes a cameo appearance as one of the residents in Robert's building (credited as "Pregnant Woman with Kids") – Kuhn provided the singing voice of Pocahontas.
- The troll, while being flung into the next kingdom, does the Goofy holler, heard in many other Disney films and shorts – a reference to Goofy.
- The bus driver's hair is shaped like the ears of Mickey Mouse.
- Television clips watched by Prince Edward and Nathaniel in their hotel room – according to director Kevin Lima, "Everything on the television comes from a Disney film. Every image: Disney's Robin Hood; there's an image of Mortimer Snerd, a ventriloquist's dummy that comes from Fun and Fancy Free. There's a lot of dialogue that plays in the background that is all Disney referenced as well. The Spanish dialogues were from the Latin American version of Mickey and the Beanstalk, specifically the part where Mickey tries to coerce the giant into turning into a fly."
- Bella Notte, the Italian restaurant that Giselle, Robert and Morgan eat at – a tribute to the song from Lady and the Tramp.
- Giselle pulls Edward's sword from the ballroom floor – a reference to The Sword in the Stone.
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