Disney’s Rapunzel Gets Renamed Plus Concept Art

Disney’s next picture Rapunzel, has been renamed Tangled, I’m just trying to figure out why.

The name Rapunzel instantly conjures up images of long golden hair, flowing down from a tower to the handsome prince who awaits below.

It’s a classic tale of ridiculously long yet manageable hair, but did it really need to be renamed?

I’m a little worried at the impending ‘revamping’ process that could be set in motion by the re-naming; is it the beginning of a few more big changes to the project?

I hope not; if it gets modernised, Disney could well forget why they’re making the film in the first place. The animation style is very lush and classical, unlike Disney’s last project The Princess And The Frog and I’m praying that it’s an indicator of things to come rather than just producing strictly CGI films.

Walt Disney Studios have released this statement, carefully avoiding giving a reason for the name change, but confirming that the film will also be in 3D:

“Hey everyone, I’m Roy Conli, producer of Disney’s next animated film. I have some exciting news to share, and it was important to me that YOU guys – the Disney fans – hear it first. I want to tell you about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s 2010 release, Tangled. It’s a really fresh, smart take on the Rapunzel story.

In our film, the infamous bandit Flynn Rider meets his match in the girl with the 70 feet of magical golden hair. We’re having a lot of fun pairing Flynn, who’s seen it all, with Rapunzel, who’s been locked away in a tower for 18 years.

I’m so proud of the crew working on this film – they’re doing a fantastic job creating an awesome story with great characters and a stunning world – and it’s all going to look amazing in 3D. All of us here at the studio are incredibly excited for you to see Tangled when it comes out in theaters this November.”

Check out some of the concept art and tell me what you think.

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