- Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, Paul F. Tompkins, Richard Kiel, Delaney Rose Stein, Nathan Greno, Byron Howard, Tim Mertens, Michel Bell, Bob Bergen
- Directors: Byron Howard, Nathan Greno
- Writer: Dan Fogelman
- Producer: Roy Conli
- Executive Producer: John Lasseter
- Art Direction: David Goetz
- Casting: Jamie Sparer Roberts
- Editor: Tim Mertens
- Music: Alan Menken
- Production Design: Douglas Rogers
After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower.
Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Rider scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- MPAA Warning: Brief mild violence
- Production Budget: $80 million
- Production Companies: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
2010 Guide Analysis: "It's surprising Disney has taken this long to get around to adapting the Grimm's fairy tale as it's one of their most famous works, while the studio has already adapted several of their lesser stories. Of course they generally embellish the stories quite a bit to fill out a feature-length runtime, but in this case a far too ambitious plan to make this a quasi-sequel to "Enchanted" was thankfully ditched in favour of a fun and fantastical old school fairytale.
Visually speaking it's traditional animation with a very romantic and painterly feel, attempting to essentially create a moving three-dimensional oil painting. Though computer-effects are used extensively, animation director Glen Keane has talked at length about the process that aimed to keep the "soft, round curves of the brushstrokes of water-colour" but allow it to have movement and dimension, bringing the "warmth and intuitive feel of the hand-drawn to CGI".
A few sketches so far show a visually lush film, but the real test will be seeing the first footage in motion which will likely happen with a teaser trailer sometime in the next few months. Along with a fun adventure romp tone there's a score based on 1960s rock and thankfully a cast of strong stage and comedy talents rather than 'celebrities'. If Disney can pull off what they hope to achieve, this will definitely be worth a look and if they can pull together a strong script to assist, that upgrades it to a must-see."