Tangled is a new twist on the Rapunzel fable, only this time, instead of a dashing prince, the kingdom’s most notorious thief climbs her tower. Shenanigan’s ensue!
Flynn Rider is the best thief in all the land, and after making a daring escape with an expensive crown, he climbs the outer wall of a tower to hide from the authorities, where he is viciously assaulted by hair. But how can a woman have that kind of control over her long, luscious locks? Disney magic of course! Afterward, Rapunzel leaves her tower with the thief, and they no doubt have a wonderful adventure together, where they grow to love one another. Happily ever after.
Directed by the team of Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, whose work include the film Bolt, Tangled is Disney’s first full length feature based on the Rapunzel fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. I believe that Marvel may have a case to sue since one of their characters from the Inhumans (her name presently eludes me) had control over her hair. Totally a ripoff. Well, probably not, but still.
Who’s It For?
At most it’ll be PG.
Movie Release Date
November 24, 2010.
Who’s In It?
Mandy Moore … Rapunzel (voice)
Zachary Levi … Flynn Rider (voice)
Donna Murphy … Madame Gothel (voice)
Brad Garrett … Hookhand
Paul F. Tompkins
Disney changed the name of the film from Rapunzel to Tangled and started promoting the film more with the Flynn Rider character because their previous film Princess and the Frog, while successful, didn’t appeal very well to young boys. It did bring in a sizeable frog audience, but they snuck in. Stupid thieving frogs.
Princess and the Frog, Bolt, Chicken Little, Tarzan, Mulan, Hercules
What’s Good About It?
Jeffrey Tambor is in it! I’d see anything with George Sr. Also, Disney films that strive for that classic feel while still staying current tend to be good.
What’s Bad About It?
It’s an animated movie that’s not done by Pixar. Which means the best it can hope for is to be the second best animated film of the year.
Our Clever Prediction
Similar box office success to Princess and the Frog, which grossed about $270 million worldwide. Honestly, if it doesn’t say Pixar, it may do alright, but it won’t run away with billions.