OVERVIEW: Grossing over 400 million dollars in global theatrical sales to date, TANGLED, The Walt Disney Studios blockbuster animated feature that takes a modern twist on the famous hair-raising fable Rapunzel, debuts as the ultimate 4-Disc Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy in a single package) on March 29, 2011. As the 50th full-length animated feature in The Walt Disney Studios’ celebrated library and the first animated feature film to ever debut day-and-date on Disney Blu-ray 3D, TANGLED’s uniquely packaged home entertainment release ensures that viewers of all ages can enjoy this film on a variety of superior, hi-def media platforms while diving further into the history and quirky details behind the making of this film via amusing and informative bonus features.
SYNOPSIS: 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 she’s been locked away in 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 overprotective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. Tangled is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.
FILM REVIEW: A couple of years ago, Disney began releasing their classics on
Blu-ray. I found this to be a great opportunity to get acquainted with classics like Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio and Snow White. I found that while these were still very good animated movies, they didn‘t age so well. So, it was only a matter of time before someone took a princess classic like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White and re-made it into something contemporary. Disney’s Tangled has taken the princess genre and made it into one of the best movies of the year.
Tangled tells the classic story of Rapunzel originally by the Brothers Grimm. In the movie, Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) is a princess who is kidnapped soon after birth because of her magical hair. The kidnapper, Mother Gothel (voiced by Donna Murphy) raises Rapunzel as her daughter and uses the power in her hair to stay youthful. Rapunzel is not allowed to leave Gothel’s Tower. Her only friend is a chameleon named Pascal, but as she grows older she yearns to learn of the world outside the tower. One day, Rapunzel is accidentally visited by a thief, Flynn Ryder, (voiced by Zachary Levi ) and her adventure begins.
While I’m not big on musicals, the musical numbers in this movie are great. They add to the movie, instead of interrupting it. The absolute best thing about the movie is the comedy and there is a lot of it; starting with the first bang of misfits that Rapunzel and Flynn meet and sing a song about having a dream. Pascal the chameleon also lead to a bunch of funny bits. Last but not least is the chemistry between Flynn and
Maximus, the horse. They have great comedic timing. To top things of, the 3-D is about the best I’ve seen and just as good as Pixar did on Toy Story 3. Who would have thought that a Disney animated movie about a princess would be one of the best movies of the year.
By Milton Brayson
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless, bringing to perfection the excitement of the
races. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 7.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English, Spanish and French that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
English Spanish French
1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, French
7.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital
English, French & Spanish English
Untangled: The Making of a Fairy Tale – Exactly how long is Rapunzel’s hair? How many lanterns were used? Where did Pascal’s name come from? Which Disney animated feature first utilized CG animation? These and more will be answered when Mandy Moore and Zach Levi take viewers on a kooky behind-the-scenes tour to learn how the filmmakers styled this film’s “Golden Tresses.”
Deleted Scenes – Co-directors Byron Howard and Nathan Greno introduce three scenes and illuminate why they were ultimately cut.
The Jaunty Moose
“Vigor The Visionary”
Extended Songs – The complete versions of two great songs are shared in a unique feature that explains the co-directors decision to scale them down.
“When Will My Life Begin”
“Mother Knows Best”
Two Original Storybook Openings – Two alternate versions of the film’s opening sequence described by co-directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard.
50th Animated Feature Countdown – A video montage celebrating Tangled as the 50th film to join The Walt Disney Studios’ prestigious lineup of classic animated features.
9 Tangled Teasers – A collection of the most unique and quirky commercials made for the theatrical release of “Tangled.” Some are spoofs based off of infomercials and/or breaking news, some are teasers and others are simply just funny filmstrips.
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Two Original Storybook Openings - Versions 1 & 2
50th Animated Feature Countdown
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