By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Walt Disney Pictures
With Enchanted arriving to DVD today, not only did I have a chance to review the DVD but have been given the opportunity to compare this Disney installment to that of its predecessors.
Enchanted Takes Advantage of Classic Disney
Since most of you are bound to be more interested in the photo comparison below rather than my actual review, I can sum up my thoughts quickly.
Walt Disney Pictures definitely took a chance with Enchanted. The film is silly, but in the greatest way imaginable. Whoever at Disney decided to push the silly-factor as far as they did deserves points for the risk, as the film goes full circle and becomes fun for all ages. The added silliness also helps convince audiences that these characters are from an animated world that has never heard of the word 'angry'. Amy Adams has quickly become a classic Disney character, though I thought it was James Marsden who stole all the scenes. As the charming prince, Marsden pulls off being naive with humorous consequences.
I hate to admit it, but I watched the DVD twice; once on a standard DVD player and once on my HD DVD upconverter. While I can talk up how well the film upconverts, the DVD's greatest strength is that it's fun for all ages. Sounds corny, I know, but surprisingly true.
As expected, the film plays homage to classic Disney animations and, if you were looking closely, you might have spotted some similarities.