Trivia / Tangled

  • Actor Allusion:
    • The lines "Don't freak out!" and "It's complicated" both appear in the same scene. Both lines appear repeatedly in Chuck, which stars Zachary Levi. However neither are spoken by his character, but Chuck is a Phrase Catcher for the former.
    • Possibly unintentional, but both Rapunzel and Mandy Moore like to go around barefoot.
      • Not to mention Rapunzel going from blonde to brunette.
    • In Brazil, local television host Luciano Huck was cast as Flynn, which could be considered an allusion to the fact that he portrayed Rapunzel's prince in a live-action family film released two years prior to Tangled's Brazilian release.
  • Career Resurrection: For Disney. After a second Dork Age, which included the shutting down and failed revival of their legendary traditional animation department and several failed attempts to do more timely CGI films, the studio finally made a welcomed return to form with this, it's second-highest grossing film and ushering in a second renaissance era.
  • Completely Different Title: The Norwegian title "To på Rømmen" translates as "Two on the Run" or "Two Fugitives", apparently for keeping in line with the 'appeal to both genders'-title, and the Norwegian word for "tangled" would just sound strange.
  • Cut Song: Originally, "When Will My Life Begin?" had an earlier reprise where Rapunzel sings about how she should be thankful for what she's got, but still wants to leave her tower. It can be heard on the Tangled OST, though.
  • Development Hell: With a rare happy ending. Not only that, but the success of this movie also managed to save another movie with it.
  • Development Gag: One of the drawings during the end credits shows Rapunzel and Flynn consulting a fortune-telling monkey, in reference to a deleted scene in which Rapunzel and Flynn hitch a ride to the kingdom with a gypsy and her pet monkey.
  • Executive Meddling: The original director Glen Keane wanted the film to be animated in 2D, but Disney executives David Stainton and Dick Cook said they would only approve it if it were in 3D. They eventually decided to animate it in 3D, but with a traditional 2D Disney aesthetic.
  • History Repeats: The name of an adapted source material is changed for the film's Disney adaptation, prompting much derision and scorn. Sound familiar?
  • Image Source: Provides the images for the following tropes:
  • Milestone Celebration: The Walt Disney Animation Studios Vanity Plate has a Logo Joke proclamation that Tangled is the 50th movie in the Disney Animated Canon.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi both grew up on the early 90s Disney Renaissance films. Both have stated that getting to star in a Disney animated film is a dream come true. Being in a Disney movie has also been on Ron Perlman's to-do list ever since he first got into voice acting. In a twofer, Levi said that part of the reason he wanted to do it is so he could be in Kingdom Hearts someday (and now that the world of Tangled has been confirmed for Kingdom Hearts III, he might get his wish! Ironically, Mandy Moore had already been a part of Kingdom Hearts, voicing Aerith Gainsborough in the original game, but she has not reprised that role).
  • Throw It In: According to an interview with Zachary Levi, the bit where Flynn asks Rapunzel if he'll get superhuman strength in his hand after she healed it was ad libbed.
  • What Could Have Been: Has its own page.
  • Word of God: According to the creators, Eugene is 26, which would make him at least eight years older than the 18-year old Rapunzel.
  • Working Title: In a rare case, the working title was actually the name of the story the film is based on: Rapunzel. Then it was changed to Rapunzel Unbraided, probably on the day they decided to make it more of a Shrek-style comedy. That idea was scrapped, so it became Rapunzel again. Then they changed it to Tangled presumably to make it more marketable as a Shrek-styled comedy. Although some parts of the world still called it Rapunzel.
  • Wreaking Havok: The generally complex nature of animating Rapunzel's hair has led to this blooper reel - it's either an unkempt mess or a rather Nightmare Fuel-ish spaghetti of sorts. Kelly Ward spent six years writing and refining algorithms for them to get the look they wanted, and it wasn't until March of 2010 when they utilised a more advanced hair simulation program called Dynamic Wires, enabling them to simulate hair buoyancy, among other things.

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