Summary: Throwback to the princess tales of Disney Animation's past. It captures the spirit of those films, while also being new and modern. The animation is stunning, the voice-work is great, and the story/humor couldn't be better. The music is well performed, but none of the songs are particularly memorable. It's a fun fairy tale that can easily entertain all ages.
Summary: I loved the film and believe it's a great addition to Disney's animated classics. Lastly, let me just add a big "Yeah!" to the film's final moments when Flynn, back in narrator mode, reveals that it was several years before he and Rapunzel got married. A much better message for children than the more usual we-saw-each-other-twice-before-tying-the-knot which seems almost de rigueur in so many fairy tales.
Excerpt: After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Gothel (Donna Murphy) needs the rejuvenating powers of her hair to remain young; so she locks the beauty away in a hidden tower supposedly from the big bad world. Rapunzel is now a beautiful teenager with extraordinary long magical hair.
Summary: While I can't say it will replace Beauty and the Beast or Little Mermaid as my favorites, Tangled is one of the stronger Disney films in recent memory. It's the story and characters that really shine - not to mention the animation. The voices are spot on and only the so-so songs keep this from being an even bigger hit.
Summary: Disney hits it out of the park with Tangled, a surprisingly strong film that puts its usual princess-in-distress in a new light. The animation is very strong (the lantern scene being one of the best I've seen in animation), the voice-over cast (particularly Donna Murphy as the overbearing "mother") is solid, and the story is pretty good. If there's one negative aspect, it's that some of the songs aren't very strong and get in the way of the story.