Disenchanted is an upcoming American fantasy-musical film and sequel to Enchanted, produced and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures in association with Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. It will be written by J. David Stem and David N. Weiss,[1] and directed by Adam Shankman.[2]


The story is set ten years after Enchanted, with Giselle questioning her happily ever after, and accidentally triggering events that make everyone’s lives turn upside-down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.[2]



In February 2010, Variety reported that Walt Disney Pictures planned to film a sequel with Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld producing again. Jessie Nelson was attached to write the screenplay and Anne Fletcher to direct. Disney hoped the cast members from the first film would return and for a release as early as 2011.[3]

On January 12, 2011, composer Alan Menken was asked about the sequel in an interview. His reply was, "I've heard things but there's nothing yet. I don't know much about what's happening with that. Honestly, I don't know what the studio wants to do next. I presume there will be some future projects for me to work on. I love doing that, I really do. But I'm not frustrated that this isn't one of them. At the moment I have a lot of stage things happening and I'm busy enough with that, so I really don't need more on my plate."[4]

On March 28, 2011, in an interview for his latest film Hop, James Marsden was asked about the sequel.[5]

I don't know. I think that the clock is ticking on that one. Amy Adams and I are both saying, "If there's going to be a sequel, we're not getting any younger." Since we play sort of ageless animated characters. Hopefully we do. That was something really special and I'd love to come back and do another. I've heard the same things you've heard. There's a script out there somewhere and there's talk of it, but I never believe it until I see the script and know that we're actually making that film. So I don't know. Too many eggs in that basket.
―James Marsden

As of July 2014, Disney had hired screenwriters J. David Stem and David N. Weiss to write a script for a sequel, and also hired Anne Fletcher to direct the film.[1]

On September 29, 2015, it was announced that the Enchanted sequel was now under the working title Disenchanted.[6]

On October 6, 2016, it was announced that Adam Shankman would replace Anne Fletcher as the director of the film.[2]

On January 15, 2018, Shankman revealed that the script for the film was almost finished and, afterward, the songs would be written. He also confirmed the film would contain more songs than the first film but an equal amount of hand-drawn animation as the first.[7] Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz will also return to write songs for the film.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Disney Casts ‘Enchanted 2′ Spell With ‘Smurfs’ Scribes
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 ‘Enchanted’: Disney Taps Adam Shankman to Direct Sequel
  3. 'Enchanted' to see second chapter
  4. Exclusive Alan Menken Interview - Tangled, Musical Comedy TV Series, Enchanted 2 and Snow Queen
  5. Exclusive: James Marsden on Hop
  6. Enchanted Sequel Moving Forward at Disney as Disenchanted
  7. Enchanted 2 Script Nearly Done; Includes ‘A Lot More Songs’
  8. Christina Radish (March 7, 2018). "Adam Shankman on ‘Step Up: High Water’ and The Status of the ‘Enchanted’ Sequel". Retrieved on April 30, 2018. "As planned right now, there’s more singing and dancing than there was in the first one, and it’s all original music, with Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz coming back to do it."

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  • Animation in Enchanted 2

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    • Enchanted was a unique work from disney! The sequel will be awesome! I'd like to see more of Edward he's awesome! xD Also would l...
    • I agree, especially what sold it was the animation and storytelling. I hope that it works just as well in this one. Fingers crossed, praying.