Enchanted 2 is on the way

The House of Mouse are currently celebrating their new animated fairytale The Princess and the Frog getting a nod in this year’s Oscar nominations (in the Best Animated Feature category).

But by all accounts it’s live-action that Disney are concentrating on this week, with Variety reporting that a sequel to 2007 smash Enchanted has been given the go-ahead.

The original Enchanted scooped a not unimpressive worldwide hoard of $340m, and was generally well-received by critics and audience members alike.

It’s all change for the second cartoon/live-action hybrid, though. Enchanted writer Bill Kelly and director Kevin Lima have been replaced by Jesse Nelson and Anne Fletcher respectively.

The latter directed last year’s Sandra Bullock comedy vehicle The Proposal , as well as 2006’s dance film Step Up .

Apparently Disney are “likely try to bring back the first film’s stars”, which included Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Susan Sarandon.

No plot info yet, but we can expect a few more rounds of tongue-in-cheek fairytale convention digs. What happens after happily ever after? I guess we’re about to find out…

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