A little sneak peek of Disney's upcoming live action/2D animated feature Enchanted has hit the net. You can find a Disney promo that has a few seconds of footage here.
The movie is about a princess, Giselle, who lives in her magical, fairy tale (and animated) world but gets banished by an evil queen to the land of the living: Manhattan. Now she must learn to live in reality where everything is not all 'Happily Ever After'. To complicate things further, she falls in love with a divorce lawyer even though she is promised to the perfect fairy tale prince, Prince Edward.
The movie has a great premise and reminds me of Elf to a certain extent but without seeming like a copy. The film stars Amy Adams as Giselle, Susan Serandon as the evil Queen Narissa, Patrick Dempsey as divorce lawyer Robert and James Marsden as the voice of Prince Edward.
The animated part of Enchanted will be a tribute to the great Disney animated features with character designs that look straight out of Snow White and The Little Mermaid. It will also have six songs that will pay homage to the Broadway style hits from 90s Disney movies like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. In fact, the songs will be written by the composer for those movies, Alan Menken.
James Baxter Animation will be in charge of the animation rather than Disney's in-house department. My guess is that Disney's 2D department isn't fully up and running quite yet. James Baxter is an ex-animator from Walt Disney Feature Animation who was the lead animator for characters like Belle and Quasimodo.