The more I see about Disney’s upcoming animated feature Tangled the more excited I get.
The trailer may seem a little on the boy-ish side, but it certainly looks fun! And I love Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore!!) swinging from the tree by her hair shouting “BEST.DAY.EVEERRR!”
Then, I had lunch one day over at Walt Disney Feature Animation (well, actually the commissary in the ABC building) and got a quick tour before leaving. Even hints that you have a camera are not allowed in that building, but WOW! there was some cool Tangled artwork around in the main corridors. Which must mean the things behind the “no entry beyond this sign without producer approval” sign must really be exciting.
Actually, while I was there, I also saw: someone working on the upcoming Winnie the Pooh movie while watching soccer in the lounge, more cool Pooh art, the office where John Lassiter sits (!!!), and…
GLEN KEANE. He’s the directing animator of Tangled, but he also created Ariel and animated the Beast and Aladdin (among many other things). If it wasn’t just a random run-in at the security desk, I would’ve said hi, but I felt like the situation made me seem too much like a squealing fan.
Anyway, back to Tangled. A new featurette is what really got me excited about this film — it seems to really be blending the best of traditional 2D fairytale worlds (ie: Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella) with the more modernish look of CGI and a more modern humor.
See for yourself why I’m super hyped for Tangled, and can’t wait for November!