Tangledis a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy - comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios . It is the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film features the voices of Mandy Moore , Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy and is loosely based on the German fairy tale " Rapunzel " in the collection of folk tales that the Brothers Grimm published.The film tells the story of a lost princess, with long magical hair, who yearns to leave her secluded tower. Against her mother's wishes, she enlists the aid of a bandit thief, to take her out into the world which she has never seen.
The film was originally titled and marketed asRapunzeluntil it was changed toTangledshortly before its release. Tangled spent six years in production at a cost that has been estimated at $260 millionwhich, if accurate, would make it the most expensive animated film ever made and the second most expensive movie of all time. The film employed a unique artistic style by blending features of both computer-generated imagery (CGI) and traditional animation together, while utilizing non-photorealistic rendering to create the impression of a painting. Composer Alan Menken , who had worked on prior Disney animated features, returned to scoreTangled.
Tangledpremiered at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2010, and went into general release on November 24. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures ,Tangledearned$590 millionin worldwide box-office revenue,$200 millionof which was earned in the United States and Canada. The film was well received by critics and audiences alike.Tangledwas nominated for a number of awards, including Best Original Song at the 83rd Academy Awards . The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 29, 2011; an animated short sequel,Tangled Ever After, was released in 2012.
A drop of sunlight falls to the ground and grows into a magical flower, with the power to heal the sick and injured. An old woman named Gothel finds it and uses it to keep herself young by singing an incantation. Centuries later, a kingdom has developed, ruled by a king and queen. The Queen becomes ill during pregnancy, and the couple's loving subjects search for the legendary flower. The queen is eventually fed the flower, is healed, and gives birth to a daughter, whom they name Rapunzel. Rapunzel's golden hair, it is found, has absorbed the magical abilities of the flower. Gothel kidnaps Rapunzel and hides her in a tower, saving the powers of the magic flower for herself, and raising her as her own child. Every year, on Rapunzel's birthday, her kingdom releases thousands of sky lanterns , in the hope that the lost princess will return. Years later, Rapunzel asks Gothel to let her see the source of the annual floating lights, but Gothel refuses.
Meanwhile, the charismatic Flynn Rider and accomplices steal the tiara of the lost princess. During the ensuing chase, Maximus the horse is separated from his rider, the Captain of the Guards, and continues the search for Flynn on his own. Flynn outwits his accomplices, takes the tiara, and stumbles upon Rapunzel's tower, only to be knocked unconscious by Rapunzel and hidden in a closet. When Gothel returns, Rapunzel requests, as a birthday present, a special paint found only on a faraway beach. Gothel leaves on the long journey to bring back the gift. Rapunzel takes Flynn out of her closet and tells him that she will give him the tiara if he takes her to see the lights. Flynn takes her to the Snuggly Duckling Inn, which is full of Gaul thugs, in hopes of scaring her into giving up her quest, but the thugs are charmed by Rapunzel, who encourages them to follow their dreams.
Mother Gothel sees Maximus riderless and worries someone will find Rapunzel. She returns to the tower to find Rapunzel gone. Meanwhile, the guards invade the tavern, but Rapunzel and Flynn Rider have escaped. The pursuit ends at a dam, which Maximus causes to collapse; Flynn and Rapunzel are trapped in a flooding cave. Believing he's about to die, Flynn admits his true name: Eugene Fitzherbert. Rapunzel admits she has magic hair that glows when she sings. Using her hairlight, they find a way out. Later, when Flynn goes to gather firewood, Gothel meets Rapunzel, insisting that Flynn does not care for her and merely wants the tiara. Gothel gives Rapunzel the tiara, suggesting that she test Flynn by giving it to him.
The next morning, Maximus confronts Flynn, but Rapunzel befriends the horse and convinces him to help them instead. They arrive at the kingdom and Flynn takes Rapunzel to see the lanterns. There, Rapunzel gives Flynn back the tiara. Flynn spies his old accomplices and leaves Rapunzel waiting as he gives them the tiara back, realizing that he no longer cares about its monetary value. However, the brothers tie him up on a boat and sail him across the lake. They reveal Flynn's "betrayal" to Rapunzel as they attempt to kidnap her for her hair's power, but Gothel "rescues" her and they return to the tower. Later, Flynn is arrested and sentenced to death. Maximus brings the inn thugs to rescue Flynn, and Maximus and Flynn race back to the tower. From various clues she found during her adventure, Rapunzel realizes she is the lost princess and attempts to flee the tower. Flynn escapes and returns to the tower, climbing up Rapunzel's hair only to find her chained to the wall and gagged. Gothel stabs him from behind and prepares to take a struggling Rapunzel to a new hiding place. Rapunzel tells Gothel that she will not stop resisting unless she can heal Flynn. Knowing that Rapunzel keeps her word, Gothel agrees, but before Rapunzel heals him, Flynn cuts her hair with a shard of broken mirror, which turns brown and loses its power. Gothel rapidly begins to age and stumbles around the tower. Rapunzel's pet chameleon, Pascal, using the cut off hair as a tripwire, makes her fall out the window, disintegrating, from the tower.
Rapunzel tries to heal the dying Flynn, who with his last breath declares his love for her. Rapunzel cries and sings the incantation. One teardrop, filled with her power, lands on his cheek and revives him. Back at the kingdom, the royal family has a tearful reunion and the King and Queen welcome Flynn into the family. Flynn then closes the film, telling the audience that he and Rapunzel eventually get engaged and married. The Gaul thugs each fulfill their individual dreams, and Maximus becomes a respected official on the Royal Guard.