Disney presents a new twist on one of the most hilarious and hair-raising tales ever told. Your whole family will get tangled up in the fun, excitement and adventure of this magical motion picture.
When the kingdom's most wanted - and most charming - bandit Flynn Rider hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower - 70 feet of magical golden hair! Together, the unlikely duo sets off on a fantastic journey filled with surprising heroes, laughter and suspense.
Let your hair down and get ready to cheer for "Tangled." Bursting with never-before-seen bonus features, it's even more enchanting on Blu-ray Hi-Def.
Once the viewer navigates the uncooperative menus, there are a number of special features, some more interesting than others. Directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard introduce three deleted scenes. One is set at the Jaunty Moose tavern, a sort of 18th-century biker bar that was replaced by the sequence at the Snugly Duckling pub. Without the upbeat "I've Got a Dream" song to propel it, the sequence plods and does little to advance the story. The directors were wise to remove a silly interlude with a fortunetelling monkey dressed like Johnny Carson's old Karnak character. It's difficult to judge how effective either of the two versions of a traditional storybook opening would have been, as the storyboard drawings are very simple. If the finished artwork had the visual impact of Eyvind Earle's illuminated manuscript pages in Sleeping Beauty
, the sequence might have been stunning. But both versions feel overly long and needlessly talky. Two features stress that Tangled
is the Disney Studio's 50th animated feature--although they arrive at that figure by omitting the animation/live-action combinations Victory Through Air Power
and Song of the South
(but not The Reluctant Dragon
). Voice actors Mandy Moore (Rapunzel) and Zachary Levi (Flynn) try to convince the audience they're having fun presenting trivia and brief behind-the-scenes peeks, but the audience is more aware of how hard they're working than how much fun anyone's having. The story of how Tangled
reached its final form after nearly 10 years in development and production would have been more interesting. --Charles Solomon