Patrick Dempsey, who, along with the rest of the cast of the Golden Globe-winning medical drama, Greys Anatomy, is still on hiatus, recently traded in his scrubs for courtroom garb in his upcoming movie. The actor, who plays, Dr. Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. Dr. McDreamy on Greys Anatomy, will soon be seen in Disneys revolutionary film, Enchanted.
The motion picture, which is set to premiere in November, will showcase Disneys first feature length hybrid of live action and traditional animation since it came out with The Lizzie McGuire Movie in 2003. It is also the film companys first theatrically released American undertaking to utilize traditional animation since Poohs Heffalump Movie in 2005.
In Enchanted, Patrick Dempsey plays the friendly but flawed divorce lawyer, Robert, who unwittingly becomes the object of affection of a princess from a cartoon world.
The part animated, part live action film follows the tale of Princess Giselle, from the cartoon world of Andalasia, a typical fairy tale land full of enchanted creatures. She meets and falls in love with her prince charming named Edward. In staple fairy tale fashion, the wicked Queen called Narissa, is outraged with the budding romance and banishes Giselle from their world to New York City, where she finds comfort and salvation in Roberts company.
Aside from Greys Anatomys Patrick Dempsey, Enchanted also stars Amy Adams as the uprooted princess, James Marsden as the handsome prince of her dreams and Academy Award winner, Susan Sarandon as the evil Queen. Another Oscar-winning actress, Julie Andrews, lends her voice as the narrator.
The movie is written by Bill Kelley and directed by Kevin Lima, with music from Alan Menken, who has won eight Academy Awards for his previous scoring work on four other Disney films, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas and Aladdin.