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Tangled Q & A Meet the Directors

Disney’s Tangled will be released on Disney Blu-ray & DVD March 29th. Make sure you check out our contest for a chance to win a copy, or pre-order it on Amazon.

As part of the promotional tour for the DVD, I had a chance to sit in on a virtual roundtable with Tangled’s directors Nathan Greno & Bryan Howard. I’d say the biggest news is that Greno and Howard are already tapped to develop another film for Disney.

Q – Congratulations on the film’s success. Have you given any thought to making a sequel?
A – Nathan Greno: We’d only do a sequel if there was a great story to tell. The movie buttons up really nicely… but we do love those characters… I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Again, we’d have to have a great story already in mind if we wanted to do a sequel…

Q – Are you pleased with the film’s title change from “Rapunzel” to “TANGLED”?
A – Byron Howard: When Nathan and I figured out that this film was really about two characters, Flynn and Rapunzel, we knew that changing the title would be a good idea. We like that TANGLED as a title sounds smart and intriguing, while also relating to the tangle of plot, characters and emotion in the film.

Q – Having worked in both mediums, what do you prefer about computer animation and what do you miss about traditional 2D animation?
A – Nathan Greno: I really love both 2D and 3D animation. 2D is really graphic and classic. 3D has amazing textures and cameras to play with. It all comes down to your story… some tales work best in 2D, some in 3D!

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Early Pre-Viz Concept for Rapunzel Unbraided

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.… Read More »Early Pre-Viz Concept for Rapunzel Unbraided

Another Tangled Viral Video… bites the dust

With just one night before Tangled opens in theaters everywhere, Walt Disney Animation Studios has released one last attempt at going viral with a promotional video. This time it’s …

POLICE PURSUIT

Yes, that was a bad O.J. Simpson joke. I can see why they waited until the last minute to release this one. I’m surprised there wasn’t a Dreamworks logo at the end of this… but not even them would release something so cheesy.

To make up for that really bad video, here’s one that’s actually cute and well done below the jump:

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Tangled – Introducing “Maximus” the horse

Meet Sampson At first glance the white horse in Tangled looks like the same white horse that Disney animation puts into every Princess film. He’s the comic relief, the sidekick, the trusty steed. It’s so cliche that Shrek spoofed the idea by putting Donkey in… Read More »Tangled – Introducing “Maximus” the horse

Tangled – The Second Trailer

Oooh. Wow. Me likey. One question though. What happened to the possessive? Disney Tangled? Are we to believe that Disney itself is tangled? Shouldn’t it be Disney’s Tangled? I’m confused. Maybe it should be Disney Presents Tangled? But then shouldn’t it be Walt Disney Presents… Read More »Tangled – The Second Trailer

New image from Tangled revealed – Mother Gothel

A newly released first image of Mother Gothel (voiced by Donna Murphy) from Disney’s next feature animated film, Tangled, has just been released.

Be sure to follow the film’s Facebook fan page where even more artwork from the film has been released. Tangled weaves its way into theaters beginning November 24, 2010 (probably sooner in NY and LA although I haven’t seen an official announcement).

Synopsis:

Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), 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 on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.

Notes:

  • “Tangled” marks Walt Disney Pictures’ 50th full-length animated feature.
  • Rising stars Byron Howard and Nathan Greno take the helm, infusing the fresh talent of the animation industry’s newest generation of directors. Howard directed Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Bolt,” the 2008 animated comedy adventure that grossed more than $300 million worldwide and earned two Golden Globe® nominations (Best Animated Film and Best Original Song), and an Oscar® nomination for Best Animated Feature. Greno, a 14-year Disney animation veteran, served as head of story on “Bolt,” and has animation and/or story credits on “Mulan,” “Brother Bear” and “Meet the Robinsons.”
  • “Tangled” features new songs and a score by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer/songwriter Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” and, most recently, “Enchanted”). Lyrics are by Glenn Slater, a 2008 Tony® and Grammy® nominee for his work on “The Little Mermaid.”

When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) is taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a feisty teen with 70 feet of golden hair who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, the unlikely duo sets off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade filled with adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.

Spoilers below the cut:

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Full Tangled Teaser Trailer now online

The full teaser trailer for Disney’s next animated feature, Tangled, is now online at Yahoo. This is the same trailer that will be in front of Toy Story 3 when it his theaters. You can also find it at the recently activated official movie website.… Read More »Full Tangled Teaser Trailer now online