Next on our list of Disney Princesses is another princess who does not make the official list of Disney Princesses. Giselle, from 2007’s Enchanted, gets ignored for one simple reason: Disney doesn’t want to pay Amy Adams every time her likeness could possibly be used for the Disney Princess line of merchandise. Could you imagine how much it would hurt the Walt Disney Company if they had to give Amy Adams a quarter every time someone bought a t-shirt with her caricatured face on it?
Anyway, here we have Giselle, a girl who’s set to marry a prince in the animated kingdom of Andalasia. So… I guess, like Mulan, Giselle isn’t really a princess at all. So maybe, by that logic, I shouldn’t actually include her in my list. But, here we are. I’ll just go with it.
Where was I? Oh, yeah… Giselle is all set to marry Prince Edward, but before she can say “I do,” she’s pushed into a magic well/wormhole by the evil Queen Narissa and is sent to modern day New York. Chaos ensues and Giselle maintains her ability to communicate with vermin while singing a happy tune.
Should You Date Her?
I mean… it’s Amy Adams. I’d go out with Amy Adams if she asked real nice.
Giselle is the kind of character who I’d give an absolute no to at the start of the movie. She’s the kind of Disney Princess that I would describe as annoyingly perfect. But the changes we see in her character as the movie progresses makes her into someone that I would say is, yes, worth dating.
She grows to understand how things work in the real world without completely losing her sense of optimism, which is kind of refreshing. And it’s nice to see an attempt at “happily ever after” in the real world. And while she does, at one point, need to be saved by her “prince” with true love’s kiss, she also manages to slay a dragon. So, who’s saving who?What did I say about the previous princesses?