Mandy Moore fans rejoice, Tangled hits theaters today!
An adaption of the popular German fairytale made famous by the Brothers Grimm, Tangled tells the story of Rapunzel, a beautiful young woman forced to spend her entire life imprisoned in a solitary tower. Aided by her long, flowing locks of long blonde hair, Rapunzel's life is suddenly transformed by a chance meeting with a brash young bandit.
Voiced by the gorgeous Mandy Moore, Rapunzel is a memorable new princess. "[Rapunzel] is definitely the quintessential sassy, young Disney heroine," says Mandy. "She's a bit of a spitfire too, and a very curious young woman. She's really curious about the world she's never really seen, and she's coming into her own."
Set to music by the same songwriter responsible for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, Tangled also benefits from a royal pedigree of sorts."In the case of [the film], I think the name Disney on it makes all the difference. It gives permission to the fact that it is a musical," notes the iconic Alan Menken. "A lot of what I've done has a rock edge...[but] Tangled is my most pop-oriented."
Ironically, Rapunzel may join Disney's elite cast of royalty not for her tresses, but for her more intrinsic qualities. "She's not a victim, she's not naive," not Mandy. "She's open and warm, engaged, spirited and ready to embrace the unknown -- whatever comes her way. I love that."
We love it too. Catch Tangled in 2D and 3D opening today, November 24th, 2010 at theaters nationwide!