Disenchantment Review


Maddox Bowman

Disenchantment is set in Dreamland,  but don’t be deceived by the name, this land is no dream. This kingdom is full of pain, despair, and dark humor, of course. 

In this story, an elf, a human, and a demon, the most unconventional trio, attempt to find themselves.  However, the demon is an implementation of destruction by an unknown force. Bean, the human in this story, is formally known as Princess Tiabeanie. People typically refer to Bean as an irresponsible and reckless alcoholic because of her attempts to find herself and the demon’s influence has only increased the severity of her actions. The elf, Elfo, is a rather blunt and obvious character that’s naive throughout the series. Elfo’s many attempts to uncover his origin typically end with his disappointment. Luci, Bean’s personal demon, has a creative and destructive way of showing compassion as well as have fun. It is quite unclear about the intentions that Luci has planned. 

Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama and recipient of 224 nominations, increased his creativity through Disenchantment. Matt described Disenchantment as the offspring of  The Simpsons, Game of Thrones, and Futurama

Abbi Jacobson’s involvement in previous films such as Lego Ninjago Movie, Broad City, and BoJack Horseman provided her the opportunity to play the role of Bean in Disenchantment. Abbi plays the role of Emily in BoJack Horseman, Abbi Abrams in Broad City, and Nya in The Legos Ninjago Movie. Despite Jacobson’s role as one of the main writers and producers of Broad City, she settled for solely being a voice actress in Disenchantment

Elfo, or Nat Faxon as the voice actor, is an elf from Elfwood.  Films that Faxon has contributed towards in quite an astounding way, whether that be co-writing or voice/acting, include Friends From College, Harvey Street Kids, and The Descendants.

Eric Andre plays Luci in Disenchantment, Zazu in The Lion King(2019), Mike in Man Seeking Woman, and more. Andre’s contribution to Disenchantment is focused around dark-humor as a sassy Demon. With Andre’s own comedy series, he was already fit for the part of Luci.

To summarize, Bean is a princess that wants to have more of a purpose than just being a princess, slowly increasing her self value as well as having consciousness of the consequences of her actions. Luci and Elfo also gain positive character improvements because of Bean, as well as them helping her develop.