Enchanted Soundtrack

Common Sense Media says

Charming Disney fare with some instrumentals.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Promotes believing in the yourself and having the courage to be who you are: "There is joy to be claimed in this world/You even might wind up being glad to be you" in "Ever Ever After."

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

"Ever Ever After" talks about kissing someone.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although the movie may give a modern twist to the standard fairy-tale film, the soundtrack is quite traditional. It delivers just what you'd expect from a Disney soundtrack -- sweeping instrumentals and a few kid-friendly, catchy songs.

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What's the story?

Disney has a long tradition of creating fairy-tale movies with popular soundtracks. (Think Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.) In the movie Enchanted, the cartoon fairy world is brought into the real world and given a modern twist. The ENCHANTED soundtrack includes sweeping instrumentals and a few kid-friendly, catchy songs.

Is it any good?

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The soundtrack is rather conventional and the songs with kid appeal are few and far between. Only six songs on the CD include lyrics. Carrie Underwood's power ballad, "Ever Ever After" will have widespread appeal for all ages, while the "Hi-Ho"-inspired "Happy Working Song" will have kids giggling and dancing. The rest of the 15 songs are instrumentals, composed by Disney super-composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Although sweeping and easy on the ears, these tracks are better suited to accompany a movie scene than to stand alone.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why fairy-tale ideals still pervade popular culture. What exactly does "Happily Ever After" mean? Why do we like stories that have good and bad characters? How is real life different from a fairy tale? Families can also discuss how the instrumental tracks inspire emotion. Even if a song doesn't have lyrics, does it still make you feel a certain way? How does a composer achieve this? How was this effect used in this movie or other movies?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:November 20, 2007
Label:Disney
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 28, 2009
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3
QUALITY
 

ok

i dont like most of the songs on the alblum but kids ages 3-9 will.
What other families should know
Great messages
Adult Written byDexterSmith April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

Outstanding vocal performances and instrumentals

Sexual Content (Not an Issue): Almost all of the non-instrumental songs are about love and kissing. Violence (Not an Issue): While some of the instrumentals are a little scary, there's nothing violent about this CD. Language (Not an Issue): Squeaky clean. Social Behavior (On): Promotes the messages of true love, kindness, and being yourself. Commercialism (Not an Issue): CD packaging unavailable for review. Tie-in to the movie. Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco (Not an Issue): None.
Teen, 13 years old Written byHilly September 22, 2009
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2
QUALITY
 

Yay!

Great, great, great! Carrie Underwood's "Ever Ever After" is the most positive song ever.
What other families should know
Great messages
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