IN MY younger days, I tried to grow my hair long enough to sit on. At one point, if I threw my head back far enough, it was actually possible. Yes, what an achievement! OK, so what does this all have to do with Tangled? Well, it’s a Disney animation based on the classic fairytale Rapunzel– the one with the super long hair.
In this modern twist on the classic fable, Princess Rapunzel is born with golden locks featuring magical abilities – eternal youth, beauty and healing. You may scoff at pop princess Mandy Moore as the lead, but she honestly provides real personality and a bit of spunk to long-haired lass, Rapunzel.
The evil Mother Gothel kidnaps her, hiding her in a tower for 18 years. She raises her as her daughter, all the while using the hair’s power to keep herself young and beautiful. Each year on Rapunzel’s birthday, she becomes mesmerised by the “floating lights’’ seen through the tower window. She longs to see them. And her wish is soon made possible when the kingdom’s handsome outlaw Flynn Rider (voiced by Zachary Levi) stumbles across the tower and Rapunzel.
And so begins the “hair’’-raising, and often hilarious, adventure. You can probably predict what happens in the end – yep, evil woman dies, couple fall in love, live happily ever after. It is a fairytale, after all. However, don’t disregard it. This one – a film with real heart – is certainly worth the ride.
I laughed out loud at the physical comedy and witty script and I sobbed uncontrollably (oh, that lantern scene). It’s a captivating storyline immersed with uplifting songs sung beautifully by Moore. And to think, such a successful formula, yet it’s not part of the Pixar line-up. Finally, Disney is back! Stellar.
There’s a host of great bonus features, including a 50th animated feature countdown, which Ella watched on repeat. Tangled is Disney’s 50th animated release and is out May 11 on 3D Blu-ray Pack ($54.95), Blu-ray Value Pack ($39.95) and DVD ($24.95).
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.