* AccidentalInnuendo:
**
--->'''Rapunzel:''' I've got a ''person'' in my ''closet''!
**
--->'''Flynn:''' This is kind of an off day, this doesn't usually happen...\\
...\\
'''Flynn:''' You broke my smoulder...
** The "Mother Knows Best" reprise has a ''boatload'' of this, especially when not given the context of video. It's not that hard to think that Flynn wanted something else besides the tiara.
--->'''Mother Gothel:''' Give it to him, once you'll see... Trust me my dear, ''[snaps]'' that's how fast he'll leave you, I won't say "I told you so!"
*** What the song is implying may or may not be accidental - see [[Analysis/{{Tangled}} Tangled - Analysis]] for how it could be interpreted.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** No Disney villain evokes this more than Mother Gothel. Did she only care about Rapunzel's hair and just pretended to be a doting mother, or did she come to genuinely love her in the 18 years she raised her? [[spoiler: Rapunzel's hair is more important in the end]], but Gothel does small things that make one think twice like her "I love you" "I love you more" "I love you most" game and her surprising Rapunzel by cooking her favorite food. Fans are still debating. However if you pay attention, when she says "I love you most" she kisses her forehead. This could be taken that she loves her hair most. Or she's just ''that'' good of an actress to fool the audience with a rather convincing performance. It helps that she happens to have a lot of ''very'' subtle hints.
** It can also be interpreted that Gothel also wanted to take Rapunzel away forever because she was afraid [[spoiler: Eugene]] would, since [[spoiler: her plan to get Eugene to dump her failed]]. Still though, [[spoiler:it's mostly for the hair.]]
** Some believe that Gothel's actions are motivated by her [[MortalityPhobia fear of dying]] and not just vanity, even though she's never shown being afraid of ''dying'' per se, [[VainSorceress merely aging]]. She's shown to be obsessed with youth, constantly checking the mirror for any signs of age or imperfection, has Rapunzel sing for her even when she's the least bit "run-down," and even puts Rapunzel down to compliment her own looks. [[spoiler: Even when Eugene cuts Rapunzel's hair, Gothel seems most upset by the irreversible appearance of wrinkles. First thing she does after realizing the hair is gone is to check her reflection in the mirror, and then pull her hood over her face in shame and horror at her withered appearance]]. While fear of aging is also a very relatable motive, Gothel's complete obsession with it can come across as... a bit petty and shallow.
-->'''Gothel:''' Rapunzel, look in that mirror. You know what I see? I see a strong, confident, ''beautiful'' young lady.\\
'''Rapunzel:''' [''swells with confidence'']\\
'''Gothel:''' Oh look, you're here too! [''laughs''] I'm just teasing! Stop taking everything so seriously. [''leans forward to examine her own features more closely in the mirror'']
** More cynical viewers can interpret Rider's interest in Rapunzel as purely sexual. Just look at the lyrics to the "Mother Knows Best" reprise above.
* AngstWhatAngst: Rapunzel is emotionally abused for 18 years, and the consequences seem to be over in a few days. At the end of the film, she has [[spoiler: realized that her life is a lie, found out that her maternal figure was exploiting her and possibly never loved her at all, and witnessed the {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s of two people close to her (though one of them at least got better).]] None of this trauma is even mentioned in the epilogue. In an [[WhatCouldHaveBeen earlier version of the script]] this was more averted as Rapunzel clearly had fears about the outside world however eventually she was reworked into a PluckyGirl.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** Alan Menken composed the score for this film; the songs may not be up to a ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' or ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' caliber, but they're still great. "When Will My Life Begin" and its reprise in particular are awesome.
** The Pub Thugs get a SugarWiki/FunnyMoments song with "I've Got A Dream".
** "I See The Light" is absolutely beautiful.
** Mother Gothel's reprise of "Mother Knows Best" deserves an honorable mention. That song is EPIC. And the first, longer version has a Broadway feel to it. Heck, the quality of every song in this movie could allow the movie to be made into a Broadway play.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYfySVrQxto Kingdom Dance]]".
* CrackPairing:
** Mother Gothel x [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]] for similar motives, while Rapunzel and [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] get paired up as platonic BFF's.
** If you go to Fanfiction.net and look up Tangled in the crossovers section, you will find 3 ''Tangled''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' crossovers. All three of them ship Megamind/Rapunzel (or [[PortmanteauCoupleName Megapunzel]]).
** Not to mention the amount of shipping Rapunzel has with [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Hiccup]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheLorax Young!Once-ler]].
** Possibly helped by the ''SugarWiki/RiseOfTheBraveTangledDragons'' fandom, she is also often shipped with Jack from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', Elsa (and Anna) from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', and Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''.
** Flynn and ''everyone''. Sometimes during the film, it seems Flynn and Maximus have more chemistry and UnresolvedSexualTension between them than Flynn and Rapunzel do.
** Pairing Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' with Rapunzel is the most popular HoYayShipping in the fandom.
* EarWorm: Most, if not all, of the songs.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Actual horse, in the case of Maximus. And ''all'' the Duckling Thugs. They don't even show on the promotional materials, but are one of the movie's best surprises.
** Pascal, too. In all his AnimalReactionShot SilentSnarker glory, people can't get enough of the little guy!
* EvilIsSexy: Mother Gothel [[spoiler: without all of the wrinkles and age]].
* MagnificentBastard: Mother Gothel upgrades from standard [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]] to this in her dealings with the Stabbington Brothers. They're murderous brutes and this woman with no magical powers whatsoever doesn't flinch when they pull their swords out, calls them out for squabbling over a tiara and uses the right means of motivation to get them to help her.
* {{Moe}}: Rapunzel. Just look at her! Especially when she laughs. She's more cute than beautiful, and even has a little overbite and a lisp that adds to her cuteness rather than subtracts. Additionally, part of the way through Gothel's VillainSong, "Mother Knows Best" features Rapunzel [[http://imgur.com/NrpxxNx huddled up in a small fort made of her own hair]]. It is quite possibly one of the most adorable things in the entire movie.
* MoralEventHorizon: Depending on your view, Gothel may have crossed it when she kidnapped an infant girl to maintain her own youth. After kidnapping her, she abused her emotionally to control her. It worked so well that Rapunzel freaked out once she sat a foot outside the tower. [[spoiler: If that isn't bad enough, she killed Rapunzel's boyfriend in front of her eyes and [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou immediately blamed Rapunzel for his death]].]]
* ParanoiaFuel: Your mother doesn't love you. In fact, she's not even your real mother. She's a woman who kidnapped you as a baby and raised you to be completely dependent on her. And she's willing to break your heart and kill your friends to control you. Love you, mom!
* SignatureSong: The soundtrack overall is great, but special mention has to go to "I See The Light".
* SoCoolItsAwesome: Largely considered one of Disney's best films of all time. Arguably the best since ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. It was both a critical and a box office success and managed to WinBackTheCrowd after the "almost-but-not-quite-there-yet" attempt with ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
* UglyCute:
** Big Nose Thug. His part in "I've Got A Dream" when he describes all his less than flattering physical attributes is a LampshadeHanging of this trope -- especially the part where he sings about a girl loving him.
** Shorty Thug. He's the only thug who doesn't look physically intimidating, due to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin him being, well, short/small]] and very old. He also wears wings in several scenes which make him seem like Cupid (coincidentally, the cap Big Nose wears on his head also reminds of Cupid's wings!), otherwise wears nothing but a loin cloth, and [[BreakingTheFourthWall repeatedly blows kisses directly to the viewer]].
** This is the overall aesthetic of the hand-drawn visuals in the credits sequence. Most of the characters are much less attractive than they are in the actual movie -- Flynn is downgraded from roguishly handsome to just plain roguish, Rapunzel becomes freckle-faced and homely, the Snuggly Duckling thugs look ''even uglier'' than they did originally, Max is oddly hairy, and the Guards are just plain hideous -- but somehow they still look quite endearing just the same.
* UnfortunateImplications: Gothel has been [[http://waltdisneyconfessions.tumblr.com/post/96531389702/mother-gothels-design-makes-me-uncomfortable called into question]] as a negative Jewish stereotype due to her facial features and curly black hair.
* WinBackTheCrowd: ''Tangled'' finished the job that Disney started with ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' for being relevant in the animation industry once again, outside of Creator/{{Pixar}}'s shadow. Both critics and audiences loved it, and it became Disney's second highest grossing film ever.
* TheWoobie: Rapunzel. By the end she's an IronWoobie.
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