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Tangled

"Tangled," the film's new logo and title.
Directed by Byron Howard
Nathan Greno
Produced by Roy Conli
Written by Dan Fogelman
Brothers Grimm (Fairy tale)
Narrated by Chris Collins
Starring Mandy Moore
Zachary Levi
Donna Murphy
Music by Alan Menken
Glenn Slater
Editing by Tim Mertens
Studio Walt Disney Animation Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) November 12, 2010 (2010-11-12) (limited)
November 24, 2010 (2010-11-24) (worldwide)
Country United States
Language English

Tangled is an upcoming American animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. It will be the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, planned for release on November 24, 2010.[1] The story is loosely based on the classic German fairy tale Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm.[2]

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Plot

When the kingdom’s most wanted (and most charming) bandit is forced to make a deal with the golden-haired, tower-bound teen, the unlikely duo sets off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon, and a gruff gang of pub thugs. The handsome bandit, Prince Flynn Ryder, has sailed through life by looking good, talking fast and being lucky – but when he picks a mysterious and secluded tower as his hideout, it looks like his luck may have run out.

Flynn is knocked out, tied up and taken hostage by the beautiful and feisty Rapunzel, whose 70 feet of magical, golden hair, which she can use like powerful tentacles[3], isn’t even the strangest thing about her. Locked-away and lonely, Rapunzel sees this smooth-talking bandit as her ticket out of the tower. One comical kidnapping and a bit of blackmail later, Flynn and his curious captor are off on one of the most tangled tales ever told.

Confirmed Cast

- The prince's original name "Bastion," has been replaced by "Flynn" in a revised script.

- Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, and Donna Murphy have replaced the originally announced Tony award winners Kristin Chenoweth, Dan Fogler, and Grey DeLisle respectively.

Production

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Technical details

The movie's visual style will be based on the painting "The Swing", by the French Rococo artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard.[4] Because director Glen Keane wanted this to be an animated movie that looked and felt like a traditional hand-drawn Disney Classic in 3D, he first had a seminar called "The Best of Both Worlds", where he, with 50 Disney animators (CGI artists and traditional artists), focused on the pluses and minuses of each style.[5] Because of advancements in computer technology, many basic principles of animation used in traditional animated movies but which have been absent in CGI films due to technical limitations are now becoming possible also in this field of animation, where they will be used together with the potential offered by CGI. Keane has stated numerous times that he is trying to make the computer "bend its knee to the artist" instead of having the computer dictate the artistic style and look of the film. By making the computer become as "pliable as the pencil," Keane's vision of a "three dimensional drawing" seems within reach, with the artist controlling the technology. Because many of the techniques and tools that were required to give the film the quality Keane demanded of it didn't exist when the project was started, WDFA had to make them on their own.[4]

To create the impression of a drawing, Non-photorealistic rendering is going to be used, making the surface look like it is painted but still containing depth and dimensions.

The Alan Menken bio on the Sister Act Musical website reveals that he and lyricist Glenn Slater are now providing songs for this musical.[6] According to a recent interview with Menken, the style of the music is planned to be more sixties rock.[7]

Animation

A concept rendering of Rapunzel, demonstrating the "luscious hair" Keane wanted.

The film will be made in CGI though Tangled will resemble traditional oil paintings on canvas: "There’s no photoreal hair. I want luscious hair, and we are inventing new ways of doing that. I want to bring the warmth and intuitive feel of hand-drawn to CGI.[8]

"For inspiration, Keane and his animators are referencing a painting by French Rococo artist Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Swing, applying a certain richness that they have never attained in animation before."

"A fairy tale world has to feel romantic and lush. So we were able to duplicate the shot with the girl on the swing in 3D, to do a dimensional tree where the leaves turn, but it still feels like it has calories if you look at it too long. Very painterly.

"The next step was to do an animated human character: to get a softness, a feel of blood in the veins. I want skin moving across bone and tendon and there’s a subtlety to this. The thing is, I don’t want realism.

"Kyle Strawitz really helped me start to believe that the things I wanted to see were possible… that you could move in a Disney painterly world. He took the house from Snow White and built it and painted it so that it looked like a flat painting that suddenly started to move, and it had dimension and kept all of the soft, round curves of the brushstrokes of watercolor. Kyle helped us get that Fragonard look of that girl on the swing… We are using subsurface scattering and global illumination and all of the latest techniques to pull off convincing human characters and rich environments."[9]

One of the main ambitions of the makers of Tangled is to create movements that are just as soft and fluid as of that in the old Disney Classics.

Schedule

On April 12, 2007 it was revealed Annie-nominated animator and story artist Dean Wellins will be co-directing the film alongside Glen Keane.[10]

On October 9, 2008, it was reported Glen Keane and Dean Wellins would be stepping down as directors and would be replaced by a new team of Byron Howard and Nathan Greno, director and storyboard director of 2008's Bolt. Keane would stay on as the Executive Producer and Wellins has moved onto developing other short films and feature films.[11]

Title change

Disney's previous animated feature The Princess and the Frog, while being highly critically acclaimed and taking in nearly $270 million worldwide, was not as successful as Disney had hoped.[12] Disney has expressed the belief that the film's emphasis on princesses may have deterred young boys from seeing the film.[12] In order to market the film to both boys and girls, Disney changed the film's name from Rapunzel to Tangled, while also emphasizing Flynn Rider, the film's prominent male character.[12]

Marketing

The teaser trailer for Tangled premiered online on March 1, 2010, then will premiere with the DVD & Blu-Ray versions of The Princess and the Frog on March 16, 2010.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Disney Pictures Home Page". http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/index.html. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  2. ^ "The Walt Disney Studios Rolls Out Slate of 10 New Animated Motion Pictures Through 2012". http://www2.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-08-2008/0004789174. 
  3. ^ "Watch the Leaked Tangled Trailer and Teaser". Lineboil. March 1, 2010. http://lineboil.com/2010/03/watch-the-leaked-tangled-trailer-and-teaser/. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Desowitz, Bill (2005-11-04). "Chicken Little & Beyond: Disney Rediscovers its Legacy Through 3D Animation". Animation World Magazine. http://mag.awn.com/index.php?ltype=pageone&article_no=2684&page=6. Retrieved 2006-06-05. 
  5. ^ Holson, Laura M. (2005-09-18). "Disney Moves Away From Hand-Drawn Animation". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/18/business/media/18disney.html?ex=1284696000&en=99e7d48446aee76d&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss. Retrieved 2006-06-05. 
  6. ^ Sister Act: Creative - Music - Alan Menken
  7. ^ "Alan Menken: "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST captures the magic of Disney animations and brings it to the stage"". http://www.todomusicales.com/content/content_english.php?id_content=886. 
  8. ^ AWN Headline News
  9. ^ Animation World Magazine
  10. ^ LaughingPlace.com: Rhett Wickham: Rapunzel Gets Second Director - Apr 12, 2007 (The #1 Site for Disney)
  11. ^ Ain't It Cool News: Glen Keane leaving Disney's RAPUNZEL. Who's stepping up? - Oct 10, 2008
  12. ^ a b c Dawn C. Chmielewski and Claudia Eller (2010-03-09). "Disney restyles 'Rapunzel' to appeal to boys". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/mar/09/business/la-fi-ct-disney9-2010mar09. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  13. ^ "Teaser Trailer for Disney's Tangled Online". ComingSoon.net. March 1, 2010. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=63779. Retrieved March 1, 2010. 

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