[25] Because of the sequence setting, the live action scenes were filmed in New York City. The film uses two aspect ratios; it begins in 2.35:1 when the Walt Disney Pictures logo and Enchanted storybook are shown, and then switches to a smaller 1.85:1 aspect ratio for the first animated sequence. It really did. Such an awesome interview! [15] However, the project did not take off. Sparkles, and Thumbelina in Don Bluth's 1994 animated film of the same name. Benson is also famous for voicing several other Disney characters from various films and television series, including Weebo in Flubber, Barbie in Toy Story 2 and 3 as well as Hawaiian Vacation, Helen of Troy in the Hercules TV series and Zero to Hero, Lady in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, and Anita in 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure. She enlists her loyal servant Nathaniel to keep Edward distracted by hunting trolls. This is what we did, we sat around in a room together, did a read-thru with Howard and Alan. But then we remembered he’s too distracted searching for his own princess and can’t be happy until he finds her. [28] However, the scene Lima found the most challenging to shoot was the musical number, "That's How You Know", in Central Park. Edward locates Giselle at Robert's apartment. In this exclusive interview, I talk to her about her Broadway career, her work at Disney, and what gives her hope. Not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. This is definitely not what I have anticipated, being part of the Disney family or being part of an animated feature film. [43] While Giselle is not being marketed as one of the Disney Princesses, Enchanted merchandise was made available in various outlets with Adams' animated likeness being used on all Giselle merchandise. Just last month, we confirmed that an all-new Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted, will be coming soon to Disney+! I did not meet Robin or the cast until the premiere, which was really fun to introduce myself and say who I was. I presume there will be some future projects for me to work on. [3] It won three Saturn Awards, including Best Fantasy Film and Best Actress for Adams. The title song, "Enchanted," a duet featuring Idina Menzel and James Marsden, was the only song of Menken's and Schwartz's authorship and composition that was deleted from the movie. [31] The costume for Narissa consisted of a leather corset and skirt, which looked "reptilian", as well as a cape. That was such a fun adventure and something completely different than Ariel and Barbie because everything had to be timed perfectly to fit in with the finished film so I had to work off of him (Robin Williams). Jodi Benson as Sam. Jodi Benson with Pat Carroll in Disneyland in June 2011. Animators: Bill Tytla • Art Babbitt • Preston Blair • Fred Moore • Shamus Culhane • Cy Young • Don Lusk • Norman Ferguson • Hal King • Jack Hannah • Jack Kinney • Hal Ambro • Ken O'Brien • Judge Whitaker • Bill Justice • Don Bluth • Gary Goldman • Charles A. Nichols • Blaine Gibson • John Kennedy • John Ewing • Walt Stanchfield • Fred Hellmich • Andy Paliwoda • Wilfred Jackson • Xavier Atencio [33] Accordingly, Amy Adams performed the first song in an operetta style in contrast to the Broadway style of the later songs. What was the journey from playing Ariel in Mermaid to playing Barbie in the Toy Story franchise? It’s funny how you thought the Ariel thing was a one and done at the time when you have voiced the character for the last 30 years now. In other situations, a rod with a small marker on the end or a laser pointer would be used to show the actors and cinematographer where Pip is. Jodi Benson is a featured article, which means it has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Disney Wiki community. We get to introduce the next generation to each and every thing. And she told me it's just beyond the meadows of joy and the valley of contentment. You can sense the relationship between the two of them that is really loving. Otherwise, I can get myself worked up with a lot of sadness or grief or fear, so in this crazy business, that is what has kept me grounded. Jodi Benson with her husband, Ray and their two kids: Delaney and McKinley in September 2013. [39] Its earnings over the five-day holiday exceeded projections by $7 million. It was like a game. We focus on bringing you all things fun so you can plan your theme park vacation, enjoy Disney at home, and more. Disguised as an old hag, Narissa intercepts Giselle on her way to the wedding and pushes her into a well, where she is magically transformed into a live-action version of herself and transported to New York Times Square in the real world, a place where there are no "happily ever afters". The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! Ms. Benson is honored to be the resident guest soloist for the Walt Disney Company/Disney Cruise Line, ambassador for feature animation and a member of the … This allows us to bring you the most interesting, entertaining, and unique entertainment experiences, covering theme parks, movies, TV, video games, special events and so much more. we confirmed that an all-new Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted, will be coming soon to Disney+, Virtual Disney Fourth of July: Best Moments of Years Past, WDW President Shares Patriotic Post Ahead of Reopening. Jodi Marie Benson (née Marzorati) is an American actress, voice actress, and soprano singer, who is best known for her starring role as Ariel in Disney's highly-successful animated feature film The Little Mermaid (1989). Additionally, she voiced a character in the Phineas and Ferb episode "Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension". : [17] To the frustration of Kelly, the screenplay was rewritten several times, first by Rita Hsiao and then by Todd Alcott.