Teaser trailer and 6 high resolution images for Disney’s Rapunzel tale TANGLED

TANGLED

A couple of months ago, Disney changed the project previously entitled RAPUNZEL to TANGLED, making it sound more like a messy romantic comedy and less like a children's animated feature. At the time, speculations were that they went with the name change to widen the appeal of the story to include the harder-to-capture young male category. Because who are we kidding, if it doesn't transform, explode, or isn't based on a video game or comic book series, they're probably not into it.

With very little information to go on, the talk of TANGLED was grim. There was a sneak peek at the film, but that also gave us very little in terms of the storyline. Today, Disney has released the first trailer for the film, though some internet sources are calling it the second. After the break, check out the trailer and some images from the film.

TANGLED tells the story of Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore), a girl famous for her long golden hair who was kidnapped from her parents' castle as a baby and imprisoned in a tower. Now a rambunctious teen, Rapunzel escapes with the help of a bandit named Flynn Ryder (voiced by Zachary Levi). The voice cast also includes Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, and Paul F. Tompkins.

The animation looks quite good, leaps and bounds above the recent hand-drawn THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG. The story also looks to do what it set out to do. Instead of yet another Princess story, Rapunzel kicks ass. While most of us would let all that hair weigh us down, she uses her locks to get things done. It really looks like Disney will deliver on that action and adventure tale they were going for. It also looks like they will do so by focusing more on Flynn Ryder than Rapunzel. Also, the comedy is much more clever than I expected, so parents won't be too bored with this one.

The animation is all computer-generated, but it still has the feel of the traditional hand-drawn Disney films, and you can really see the effect they were going for. The movie’s visual style is being based on French Rococo artist Jean-Honore Fragonard’s painting “The Swing." Check out some high res images below.

The film is directed by Byron Howard and Nathan Greno. Howard co-directed BOLT (with Chris Williams), while Greno served as head of story on BOLT.

TANGLED sees a 3D release on November 24, 2010.

Source: /Film

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