Here’s a look at some early concept work on Tangled back when it was still Rapunzel: Unbraided. As Glen Keane saw it, the story was split between fairytale and modern eras. This is a pre-viz roll done by Tony Hudson in 2005 under Keane’s direction. Catch it now before Disney legal yanks it.
Now that would have been a different princess film. But I can see why they shelved the idea since Enchanted was also in production and the ideas are fairly similar.