Movie Tangled (2010)

I started a post on 20110511, but after the Blogger Website shutdown it was lost. On 20110517, Blogger revived the lost draft. I copied most of the original draft into this post. Anything not labeled as Original or New is New.

OriginalPost: What a great movie! Better than The Princess and the Frog (2009). Better than Rio (2010).
NewPost: The movie was better than Rio (2011). It's also better than both The Princess and the Frog (2009) and Bolt (2008). It's almost as good as Beauty and the Beast (1991).

OriginalPost: The animation is so beautiful. Cute characters.
NewPost: The animation is so beautiful. Especially Rapunzel's hair.

OriginalPost: Great songs! Yay Alan Menken.
NewPost: I love Alan Menken's music. Yay.

Rapunzel is awesome! Great attitude and personality. Despite being set in a medieval setting, she's quite a modern girl.

The chameleon is cute. Well done.

Mother Gothel. Her act (of pretending to be nice) reminds me most of Ursula from The Little Mermaid (1989). I'm on the fence about whether she's a great Disney villain. She's certainly evil enough. A little crazy, but she doesn't remain old enough on screen to be frightening like say Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmations (1961). Even Ursula transformed into a human looks evil.

Flynn Rider and smolder. Lol.

I wanted to watch this film in theaters back in December 2010. But I didn't get around to it. I'm sad for having missed it in theaters. It's such an awesome movie!

I loved this movie. It does so many things right. Some of the story might have been unsatisfying, but I'm definitely overlooking this minor issue.

If you like the Disney musicals, such as Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog, or Cinderella (1950), I'd highly recommend watching "Walt Disney Animation Studios 50th Animated Motion Picture." Actually, if you like watching children's films or animation in general, like Coraline (2009), Up (2009), and Despicable Me (2010), then you should watch this film.

OriginalPost: The credits begin with a sort of retelling of the movie. Art is done in a sort of calligraphic pen.
When the credits begin to roll, props and items from the movie appear drawn in the same style.
At the end of the credits, the a logo appears indicating this is the Walt Disney Animation Studios 50th Animated Motion Picture.
NewPost: Starts with a retelling of the story in a calligraphic art. Then when the credits roll, pictures in the same style are drawn on the side. Such as helmets, a sword, etc. The movie ends with a logo reading "Walt Disney Animation Studios 50th Animated Motion Picture."

Bonus Features:
Original Storybook Openings Version 1 and 2.
50th Animated Motion Feature Countdown
: For some reason, the first time I watched this feature, I didn't hear any music. I was quite taken back by the lack of music. However, I just watched it again and in fact there was music.


I came home after watching The Room (2003) at my friend's house to find my sister watching Tangled. I came in at around the time Mother Gothel was singing "Mother Knows Best." It was on Fast Play, so the three special features played. Afterwards, I went back and watched the beginning 16 minutes. Mother Gothel's dialogue during minutes 10 through 16 is great and the song "Mother Knows Best" is funny.

Some details I thought were weird were the details governing the magic surrounding Rapunzel's hair. As indicated in my first viewing of the film, it's not a big deal. However, I am curious to figure something out.

I put this on to watch in the background while putting up a couple of blog posts. Though I probably ended up watching more than I figured I would. The movie ended around 2:30 AM. Love.

Instant Comments:
I didn't notice before how funny the scene where Flynn and the horse fight for the satchel is.
I also didn't notice that the bag probably couldn't hook onto the tree branch the way it did. [[See Instant Comments for 20120107]]
Lol, Pascal shakes his head when Rapunzel tries on the crown.
I never thought about how awesome the scene with the dam is. Also funny.
Eugene Fitzherbert.
Oh when Flynn and Rapunzel are dancing in the square the sun symbol is everywhere.
Oh, I think before I thought it seemed like Flynn and Rapunzel were floating among the lanterns. But it's actually the reflection of the lanterns in the water that made it seem that way.

I watched this with JK and PN. JK hadn't seen it before. If I remember correctly, PN and I like Tangled better than The Princess and the Frog (2009), while JK likes The Princess and the Frog more.

Instant Comments:
Ventriloquy with Pascal. Haha.
I could get used to a view like this. Yep, I'm used to it.
Oh I guess the satchel hooking onto the tree is possible.
Cute, Pascal ties Rapunzel's hair around his waist as she's ready to hoist herself down from the tower.
Oh, Flynn is the one who takes and gives Rapunzel the purple cloth with the sun symbol on it. I'm not sure if ultimately the cloth itself makes a difference, but it's nice to see a connection.
I love the artistic style of the end credits. It looks like its done by watercolor painting.
Then the simpler credits with the simpler drawings, starting with Pascal, are nice too.
During the credits, JK and I were wondering about the credit title "Caffeination" (by Carlos Benavides). JK figured it's probably the credit for the person who gets everybody their coffee. After several searches on Google, I'm inclined to believe he is correct.


Watched 20110511 (McNaughton Plan from the Eisenhower Library)
Watched 20110617 (DVD)
Watched 20111116 (Netflix, Instant) (English subtitles)
Watched 20120107 (Netflix, Instant)
Tangled (2010) Nathan Greno, Byron Howard. 100 min.

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