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Rapunzel: It was a magical day, and everything went just as we planned.
Eugene: Well...almost.
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Tangled Ever After is a 2012 short film directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. It is a sequel to Tangled. It premiered in theaters on January 13, 2012, before the 3D theatrical re-release of Beauty and the Beast and on Disney Channel followed by the premiere of The Princess and the Frog on March 23, 2012. The short was later included as a bonus feature on the Diamond Edition of Cinderella. The story of the short picks up where Tangled has left off. The Kingdom is in a festive mood, preparing for the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Eugene Fitzherbert's. However, chameleon Pascal and horse Maximus lose the gold bands, triggering a frenzied search to retrieve them.

Greno and Howard started the film after a popular demand. Among the film's voice actors are Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, and Matt Nolan.

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  • Artifact Title: Since Rapunzel has now short hair, the title loses a bit of its meaning.
  • Call-Back:
    Eugene: Oh c'mon! They still can't get my nose right?!
  • Church of Saint Genericus: The bishop at the wedding ceremony wears Corona's sun symbol on his mitre instead of a cross.
  • Close on Title: The title card doesn't appear until after Eugene and Rapunzel are declared husband and wife, and then Maximus and Pascal have a Here We Go Again! moment.
  • Covers Always Lie: The Stabbington brothers look evil on the poster, giving the impression that they're the antagonists. But nope.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Team Pets Pascal and Maximus take the entirety of the short retrieving the rings in time for the wedding.
  • Denser and Wackier: The amount of slapstick in this short is about what there is in the full movie, but condensed into just a few minutes.
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  • Disaster Dominoes: Pascal and Maximus basically destroy the town by setting off the doves.
  • Disturbed Doves: Per the above. It was part of the celebration, but got set off early.
  • Fairytale Wedding Dress: Rapunzel wears a slim one, with lots of subtle detailing.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Maximus smashes into a series of "commemorative frying pans", including an oversized one being used as a sign.
  • Giant Wall of Watery Doom: Maximus and Pascal have to outrun a wave of wine (presumably, there aren't many purple liquids in barrels).
  • Here We Go Again!: When Maximus sends the cake out the door as he did with the rings.
  • Imagine Spot: Maximus, upon losing the rings, briefly imagines the consequences. The castle explodes for some reason.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Rapunzel's hair is short and brown, and Flynn's going by his real name.
  • Lost Wedding Rings: The plot is about trying to get them back, and the mess it causes.
  • Manly Tears: The Stabbington brothers.
  • Posthumous Narration: Eugene does it again, this time using the phrase "when my life ended." Immediately subverted when Rapunzel admonishes his description of their wedding, though obviously he's joking.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Rapunzel's wedding dress has an incredibly long train, which may both be a Shout-Out to the 25-foot train on Princess Diana's wedding dress and a Call-Back to the 70-foot hair that Rapunzel no longer has.
      • Fridge Brilliance there, actually. Rapunzel's balance would be out of alignment; she's had 18 years of massive hair and now, with that gone, her balance would be off. The 25 foot train is probably to give her some sort of balance.
    • The figurines of the soon-to-be-wed Princess being sold on the street at the beginning, feature Rapunzel in the pink/purple dress she wears during the entire Tangled movie.
    • The wave of wine looks a lot like the wave of blood from Stanley Kubrick's version of The Shining.
  • Sneeze of Doom: Maximus sneezing is what sets off the whole mess.
  • Suddenly Voiced: The Queen gets a line, albeit in an Imagine Spot. ("Those were my grandmother's wedding rings!")
  • Standard Snippet: The Hook Hand Thug plays Pachelbel's Canon on the church organ, and the ball-and-chain prisoner plays Wagner's wedding march on the accordion.
  • Tar and Feathers: Well, half of it anyway. After running into several clothing carts and ending up in drag, Maximus and Pascal crash into a tar factory. They return to the wedding covered in tar.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Maximus crashes into a series of carts that result in him wearing drag, whereupon he gets hit on by a stallion.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: Pascal gets his tongue stuck to an ice sculpture while trying to catch one of the rings.
  • Up to Eleven: Back in Tangled, Shorty (Thug) did a blatant pick-up line on Mother Gothel, a woman much prettier and half his age note . In this short, he ups it by hitting on the not only even younger and prettier compared to him, but walking down the aisle as the (royal) bride towards her betrothed Rapunzel, with an exagerated "Wow!" (Flynn in reaction just shoves him aside with a "Dude, get a grip" face).
  • With This Ring: When Maximus accidentally sneezes on them, he and Pascal must retrieve them in a Wild Goose Chase in time for the wedding, with much hilarity ensuing.


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