As you probably already know (or else why would you have clicked onto this post!), the long-anticipated sequel to Enchanted, Disenchanted, premiered last week on Disney+.
And to celebrate, D23's (the official Disney fan club) Twitter account had a watch party of the original movie with the film's director, Kevin Lima — seen below with Amy Adams on set during the filming of Enchanted.
During the watch party, Kevin — who also directed another iconic Disney movie, A Goofy Movie — revealed a ton of fun facts, homages, and Easter eggs about Enchanted.
Below are some of my favorite tidbits I learned about Enchanted.
The castle interior seen in the beginning of the film is modeled after the interiors of the castle in Sleeping Beauty:
Julie Andrews, who of course narrates the film, and Kevin had worked together before. He was the director of Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime — in which she played Nanny:
If Giselle's cottage looked like it was straight out of classic Disney fairy tale movie, it's because it's a mash-up of the Dwarfs' cottage from Snow White and the Three Good Fairies' cottage from Sleeping Beauty:
The scene where Giselle kisses the turtle is an homage to two scenes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:
The frog that jumps through the window of Giselle's cottage was actually a nod to the upcoming The Princess and the Frog movie, which premiered two years after Enchanted was released:
Similarly, later in the film, Kevin put in a nod to Tangled:
The scene where Prince Edward dances with Nathaniel while singing “True Love's Kiss” is a direct reference to the scene in Sleeping Beauty where Prince Phillip tells his father that he is going to marry the “maiden” he met in the forest:
Queen Narissa's dungeon is designed to look like the Evil's Queen's dungeon from Snow White:
While Giselle's wedding carriage is designed to look like Cinderella's wedding carriage:
The scene where Giselle is upside down and about to open the manhole cover is an homage to the scene where Alice is upside down after falling down the rabbit hole in Alice In Wonderland:
The movie's characters have last names that reference other Disney characters both animated and live-action movies:
Except for the reporter Prince Edward sees on TV; that character was named after Mary Costa, who voiced Princess Aurora, Ilene Woods, who voiced Cinderella, and Adriana Caselotti, who voiced Snow White:
The name of the law firm where Robert works is named after Frank Churchill, Paul Smith, and Leigh Harline who wrote the songs and score for Snow White:
The hotel Prince Edward and Nathaniel check-in to is named after the Grand Duke from Cinderella:
And lastly, the soap opera Prince Edward watches in the hotel not only features Paige O'Hara, who voiced Belle, but also features the “Beauty and the Beast” score in soap opera-style music: