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Angela Lansbury also asked about playing the part. Ava Gardner sought the role of Mrs. Robinson, and reportedly called Nichols saying,"I want to see you! I want to talk about this Graduate thing! She said, 'All right, let's talk about your movie. First of all, I strip for nobody. Robinson, but also that of Elaine.
For the character of Elaine, casting was also an issue. Patty Duke turned down the part as she did not want to work at the time. Faye Dunaway was also considered for Elaine, but had to turn it down, in favor of Bonnie and Clyde. Sally Field and Shirley MacLaine refused the role as well. Raquel Welch and Joan Collins both wanted the role, but did not succeed in getting it. Carroll Baker tested, but was said to have been too old to portray Anne Bancroft's daughter. When Dustin Hoffman auditioned for the role of Benjamin, he was asked to perform a love scene with Ross.
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Hoffman had never done one during his acting classes and believed that, as he said later, "a girl like [Ross] would never go for a guy like me in a million years. This is going to be a disaster. Levine later admitted that he at first believed that Hoffman "was one of the messenger boys.
It was kind of veiled anti-Semitism I was called 'big-nosed' in the reviews, 'a nasal voice'. Beatty turned the film down as he was occupied with Bonnie and Clyde.
Redford tested for the part of Benjamin with Candice Bergen as Elainebut Nichols thought Redford did not possess the underdog quality Benjamin needed. Robinson, Gene Hackman was originally cast, but just before filming began, the director decided he was too young and decided to replace him.
Susan Hayward was the first choice for Benjamin's mother, Mrs. Braddock, but the role was given to Elizabeth Wilson.
And to play Mr. Benjamin Braddock says, "I will be 21 next week"; at the time of filming, Dustin Hoffman was William Daniels, who plays Hoffman's father, was, at 39, only 10 years older than Hoffman.
Robinson states, "Benjamin, I am twice your age. Robinson's daughter Elaine is 19 and was portrayed by Katharine Ross, who was 27 at the time. This film, although quite different in terms of plot from any previous Disney film, also contained obvious homages to other Disney films of the distant past, such as Old YellerThe Shaggy DogSwiss Family RobinsonBon Voyage!
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As most of Disney's cel animation artists were laid off after the computer graphics boom of the late s,  the 13 minutes of animation were not done in-house but by the independent Pasadena -based company James Baxter Animation, which was started by noted lead animator James Baxter.
Baxter's team decided to use Art Nouveau as a starting point. For Giselle, the hand-drawn animated character had to be "a cross between Amy Adams and a classic Disney princess. And not a caricature. And the costumes had to align closely to the live-action design. He also shot some live-action footage of Amy Adams as Giselle for the animators to use as reference, which also allowed the physical movement of the character to match in both worlds.
Test scenes completed by the animators were shown to the actors, allowing them to see how their animated selves would move. Principal photography began in April and ended in July However, shooting in New York became problematic as it was in a "constant state of new stores, scaffolding and renovation".
Because of the difficulties in controlling the crowd while filming in Times Squaregeneral pedestrians were featured in the scene with hired extras placed in the immediate foreground. The five-minute scene took 17 days to finish due to the changing weather, which allowed only seven sunny days for the scene to be filmed. Giselle's wedding dress on display at El Capitan Theatre.
To create the costumes, May spent one year in pre-production working with animators and her costume department of 20 people, while she contracted with five outside costume shops in Los Angeles and New York City. Her wedding dress at the beginning of the film directly contrasts her modern gown at the end of the film.
May's aim was to try "not to lose Marsden in the craziness of the outfit Enchanted soundtrack The film's score was written by accomplished songwriter and composer Alan Menkenwho has worked on a number of Disney films previously. Fellow composer Stephen Schwartz wrote the lyrics for six songs, also composed by Menken.
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Menken became involved with the film in the early stages of the film's development and invited Schwartz to resume their collaboration. Schwartz found that it was easier to justify situations in which the characters would burst into songs in Enchanted than in other live-action musicals as its concept "allowed the characters to sing in a way that was completely integral to the plot of the story.
The first song played in the film, "True Love's Kiss", was written to be "a send-up of, and an homage to, the style of those Disney animated features", namely, "I'm Wishing" Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and " A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes " Cinderelladuring which Disney heroines sing about the joy of being loved. The title song, "Enchanted," a duet featuring Idina Menzel and James Marsdenwas the only song of Menken's and Schwartz's authorship and composition that was deleted from the movie.
These shots involved virtual sets, environmental effects and CG characters that performed alongside real actors, namely the animated animals during the "Happy Working Song" sequence, Pip and the Narissa dragon during the live-action portions of the film. CIS Hollywood was responsible for 36 visual effects shots, which primarily dealt with wire removals and composites.
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Reel FX Creative Studios did four visual effects shots involving the pop-up book page-turn transitions while Weta Digital did two. The real animals captured on film aided Tippett Studio in creating CG rats and pigeons, which gave dynamic performances such as having pigeons that carried brooms in their beaks and rats that scrubbed with toothbrushes.
On the other hand, all the cockroaches were CG characters. This meant the animators had to display Pip's emotions through performance as well as making him appear like a real chipmunk.