Disney’s Rapunzel Gets Renamed Plus Concept Art

February 15, 2010 by  
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tangled210x300Disney’s next picture Rapunzel, has been renamed Tangled, we’re just trying to figure out why.

The name Rapunzel instantly conjours up images of long golden hair, flowing down from a tower to the handsome prince who awaits below.

It’s a classic tale of ridiculously long yet managable hair, but did it really need to be renamed?

We’re a little worried at the impending ‘revamping’ process that could be set in motion by the re-naming; is it the beginning of a few more big changes to the project?

We hope not; if it gets modernised, Disney could well forget why they’re making the film in the first place. The animation style is very lush and classical, unlike Disney’s last project The Princess And The Frog and we’re praying that it’s an indicator of things to come rather than just producing strictly CGI films.

Walt Disney Studios have released this statement, carefully avoiding giving a reason for the name change, but confirming that the film will also be in 3D:

“Hey everyone, I’m Roy Conli, producer of Disney’s next animated film. I have some exciting news to share, and it was important to me that YOU guys – the Disney fans – hear it first. I want to tell you about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s 2010 release, Tangled. It’s a really fresh,
smart take on the Rapunzel story.

In our film, the infamous bandit Flynn Rider meets his match in the girl with the 70 feet of magical golden hair. We’re having a lot of fun pairing Flynn, who’s seen it all, with Rapunzel, who’s been locked away in a tower for 18 years.

I’m so proud of the crew working on this film – they’re doing a fantastic job creating an awesome story with great characters and a stunning world – and it’s all going to look amazing in 3D. All of us
here at the studio are incredibly excited for you to see Tangled when it comes out in theaters this November.”

Check out some of the concept art and tell us what you think.

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  1. Jeff Polizzi says:

    That name, “Tangled,” is disrespectful to not only the Grimm Brother’s title, but to Walt Disney as well. Because that is not what Walt Disney would do when he adapts fairy tales into animated movies. The people that complained about a title that is goo girlish needs to understand that those stories with girlish titles happens to be written by MEN before we are even born. And also, those men write stories not just for girls or boys, they write for families to enjoy, learn, and love. And besides, I love the title logo that Disney created for, “Rapunzel,” and now they want to replace it with “Tangled.” That title does not even make any sense, and it is misleading. If Disney does change the title from “Rapunzel” to “Tangled,” I would find that movie a flop. But, if they leave it to just “Rapunzel,” then I would find that movie a critical hit.

  2. Crys says:

    I agree with Jeff. Though I’m afraid Disney changed the title to “Tangled” because they’ve changed the story so much people would be disappointed if they went to see “Rapunzel” and that’s not what they got. Though they could (and should) have come up with a title that had more of the classic Disney appeal. In my opinion, when people go to see a classic fairytale that’s exactly what they want to see. Princess and the Frog was good. Way off from the original, but still good. Even so, Disney doesn’t need to do that to all classic stories they touch now.