Friday TV: ‘Spirited’ But ‘Disenchanted’

Anticipating the holiday week, a number of feature films premiere today online. 

A sequel to 2007’s “Enchanted” is titled, naturally, “Disenchanted” (Disney+, streaming), with Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel and James Marsden all returning and Maya Rudolph and Yvette Nicole Brown among those joining the production, which includes new songs from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz as well.

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” gets another variation in the new comedy “Spirited” (Apple TV+, streaming) with Ryan Reynolds as Scrooge and Will Ferrell as the Ghost of Christmas Present. And there’s songs. 

Kristen Bell and Ben Platt star as cynical siblings who don’t really want to attend the wedding of their estranged sister (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) in the comedy “The People We Hate at the Wedding” (Amazon Prime, streaming), based on Grant Ginder’s novel. It also features Allison Janney and Tony Goldwyn.

“Slumberland” (Netflix, streaming), drawn from Winsor McKay’s fanciful, century-old comic strip, is a live action adaptation in which a young girl (Marlowe Barkley) goes on elaborate adventures when she goes to sleep; she’s guided through the nocturnal trips by Jason Momoa. Chris O’Dowd and Kyle Chandler are also featured.

For a younger audience, “Blue’s Big City Adventure” (Paramount+, streaming) is the first film from the kids’ series “Blue’s Clues” that will also feature all three of the show’s hosts, Josh Deal Cruz, Steve Burns and Donovan Patton. 

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