In this classic tale, Mandy Moore voices Rapunzel in this satisfying animated feature filled with great songs and modern humor. Zachary Levi voices Flynn Rider who encounters the isolated Rapunzel and initially exploits her seemingly naïve sensibilities.

The emotional pulls can be quite strong regarding Rapunzel’s current predicament while filmmakers also provide enough wonder and comic relief from various animal characters and local criminals. This amazingly warm, effective sentiments elevates Disney films so audiences can enjoy them on an even higher level.

High commendations for the voice talents of Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor, M.C. Gainey, and Brad Garrett who also voiced Gusteau in Ratatouille and Bloat in Finding Nemo. Their personalities match their lovable, large characters perfectly in dialogue and song.

Giant James Bond movie villain “Jaws”, namely Richard Kiel, also gets into the big man act as Vlad. Donna Murphy voices Mother Gothel, Rapunzel’s “caretaker”, and provides ample musical talent for the singing sequences that easily match Moore’s emotional voice.

The camera leads audiences through the action in smooth waves among amazing action sequences and wonderful scenes in nature settings. The musical sequences blend seamlessly with every scenario. The Alan Menken crafted songs and musical score provide immense emotion and entertainment.

The story incorporates several emotional elements successfully (family roots, fate, life fulfillment, etc.) while entertaining at a paramount level. The amazing computer generated visuals capture the characters perfectly while giving filmmakers opportunities for exciting action sequences throughout this 100 minute modern classic. Highly recommended (***1/2 out of four stars) and rated PG for brief mild violence.

Look for Tangled: The Series, based on this film and the short Tangled Ever After Tangled: Before Ever After will premiere on March 10, 2017 and will serves as the series’ pilot episode. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles while Alan Menken will contribute new songs.

Copyright © Michael Siebenaler

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