Disenchanted: The Enchanted Sequel hits Disney+
15 years after the original cinemas, Disenchanted coming on Disney+. Without giving away too much of the plot for those who have not yet enjoyed the second part, Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey decide to leave Manhattan and go to a life in the suburbs of Monroeville. Filled with music and dancing, much like the first film, Disenchanted follows the problems created when the modern world and the magic of Andalasia intertwine. Izzy Moore discusses how releasing this film straight to Disney+ invites a whole new audience Enchanted universe.
The question of how good it is to revive films after a long time remains unresolved. Well, in its favor, in addition to the obvious potential for making money, it inspires a whole new generation of audiences. 45% of the Disney+ audience is 18 or younger, putting this movie in a prime position to be a hit with younger audiences. The first Enchanted film earned $340.5 million at the box office; with this legacy of cult popularity, the second installment should not disappoint.
Not only does the new audience lure in the magic, but the sequel – set 10 years later – also invites the original audience back to Enchanted the world of the kingdom of Andalasia and New York. By inspiring a sense of nostalgia, sequels remind people of when they saw the first installment. There is a sense of pleasure and comfort in seeing what the grades are up to 10 or 15 years later. It’s as if the characters have grown up with the audience. Those who liked Enchanted as a child back in 2007 is now invited to relive his childhood with the continuation of this modern Disney adventure.
Viewers who already pay for a subscription can just press play whenever they want
The road Disenchanted was released on Disney+ is also new for our generation. The first part was released theatrically, showing the change to the now more accessible route of streaming movies and TV shows from the comfort of your own home.
When Disney+ was launched in 2020 in the UK, it was initially focused on streaming classic Disney and Pixar films such as The incredible (2003) and Cinderella (1950). It has since expanded its branches with the launch of Disney Star and started making original films and series. Streaming of older programs such as The walking dead and Grey’s Anatomy has been a resourceful way to not only keep current young adult audiences engaged with the platform, but also expand Disney+’s target audience to include slightly older generations.
Our generation is probably less inclined to go to the cinema to see the second part of the modern Disney classic. Not only is it more accessible to watch from Disney+, but viewers who already pay for a subscription can just press play whenever they want! When Disney+ offers this opportunity to relive your childhood just at your fingertips, the temptation is just too tempting to pass up.
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