The story is based on the fairy tale Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm. In this new telling of the classic fairy tale, Tangled, audiences will be transported to a stunning CG fantasy world complete with the iconic tower, an evil witch, a gallant hero and, of course, the mysterious girl with the long golden tresses. Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair…lots of hair,
The film will be made entirely in traditional animation, though the hair and backgrounds would be CGI, Tangled will resemble traditional oil paintings on canvas. One of the main ambitions of the makers of Tangled is to create movements that are just as soft and fluid as of that in the old Disney Classics.
The story of Tangled will see Disney return to its tried and tested formula of staying close to the fairy tale's literary origins, but with a slight modern-day twist to appeal to today's audiences.
When the kingdom's most wanted - and most charming - bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
Tangled is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair - lots of hair.
Presented in state-of-the-art Disney Digital 3-D™.
Released in the US November 24, 2010.
UK release date 28 January, 2011.
Walt Disney Animation Studios
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Rapunzel: Something brought you here, Flynn Rider. Call it what you will... fate... destiny... Flynn Rider: A horse. Flynn Rider: I didn't want to have to do this, but you leave me no choice. Here comes the smolder. Flynn Rider: All right, Blondie. Rapunzel: Rapunzel. Flynn Rider: Gesundheit. Flynn Rider: The party lasted an entire week, and honestly, I don't remember most of it.
They're taking adventure to new lengths. Get tangled up.
This was the first Disney animated feature based on a traditional European fairy tale in eighteen years (the previous one being 1991's Beauty and the Beast).
Original Director Glen Keane wanted this to be an animated movie that looked and felt like a traditional hand-drawn Disney Classic in 3D. The movie's visual style will be based on the painting "The Swing", by the French Rococo artist Jean-Honore Fragonard.
The film was made in CGI, though Rapunzel resembles traditional oil paintings on canvas.
In October of 2005, production was halted in order to "retool" it. Early versions of Tangled (then titled Rapunzel Unbraided) had been criticized by top Disney artists and executives for having too many similarities to the 2001 DreamWorks hit animated film Shrek, which parodied numerous fairy tales and Disney animated films. The retooling is expected to take three years, with Tangled release date being pushed back from 2007 to 2010. Many classic Disney films often go through this retooling phase.
David Schwimmer and Burt Reynolds were originally cast, but their reoles were deleted in the pre-production stage.
Flynn's name was originally going to be Bastian.
Flynn Ryder was originally going to be British. Zachary Levi even auditioned for the part, and got it, with a British accent. But the character later became American.