‘Tangled’ trailer

Posted by · 8:08 pm · September 21st, 2010

Disney’s latest throwback, “Tangled,” could make a real dent this fall, which could harness a nomination for Best Animated Feature Film by season’s end.  But it’ll have DreamWorks’s “Megamind” to contend with in the same frame.  Gerard doesn’t seem to think it’ll make the cut, and I’ll confess I’m not entirely impressed by the latest trailer, but I’m looking forward to the film regardless.  Check out the trailer via Apple by clicking the link below or watch an embed after the jump.

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  • 1 9-21-2010 at 8:21 pm

    Mr. F said...

    Much better than the teaser, but I’m still not conviced. I’m hoping for the best though.

  • 2 9-21-2010 at 8:26 pm

    John said...

    Aesthetically nice

  • 3 9-21-2010 at 8:33 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Seems like a step backwards after that wonderful dip into traditional hand drawn animation last year. Shame.

  • 4 9-21-2010 at 8:49 pm

    The Dude said...

    It’s beautiful to look at, but these trailers leave me wanting. Could be a cute animated adventure, but based on what was shown I don’t see an Oscar player here.

  • 5 9-21-2010 at 8:57 pm

    matsunaga said...

    This film has a chance if the Academy will stick to 5 nominees in the animated feature category….

  • 6 9-21-2010 at 9:24 pm

    Carson Dyle said...

    Doesn’t look very funny. Or charming. Looks like DreamWorks fare. Oh well. At least we had The Princess and the Frog for a while.

    Snyder’s owl movie looks more technically impressive too, although reviews tend to be indicating that he script has crippling flaws. I wonder if the Academy would go for something that is purely a technical feat?

    Speaking of which, I don’t understand why Despicable Me is a contender. It’s a very, very, very average piece of animation.

  • 7 9-21-2010 at 9:28 pm

    McAllister said...

    Doesn’t look nearly on the same level as “How to Train Your Dragon” or “Toy Story 3.” Nothing else does, really…

  • 8 9-21-2010 at 9:33 pm

    Lucas said...

    Agreed with Carson – this looks like Dreamworks, not Disney. It has the ‘we want to make adults AND children laugh’/Shrek sort of feel that I’m not in love with…

    Hopefully they’ll go back to traditional animation; The Princess and the Frog was one of the better surprises of last season.

  • 9 9-21-2010 at 10:00 pm

    Matt King said...

    Looks terrible. While the animation itself looks quite stunning, every joke falls flat for me, and the annoying attempts at keeping everything about it so relevant to today’s apparent pop culture scene are just dumb and slightly repugnant. But the animation itself looks quite nice. But then, I hated The Princess and the Frog too, which apparently a lot of people on here liked. The animation on that was subpar, not anywhere close to the magic of other handdrawn animated titles of the past, or of that year either. You could tell it went through changes, and it felt rushed (the artwork, that is). And the story – and the songs – I just hated everything about it pretty much. Negative, I am. Disappointed.

  • 10 9-21-2010 at 10:01 pm

    Matt King said...

    Wow, I hope I don’t sound like too snarky an asshole up there.

  • 11 9-21-2010 at 10:06 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Carson: I’m with you on Despicable Me. I actually hated it.

  • 12 9-21-2010 at 10:29 pm

    MattyD. said...

    Isn’t this supposed to be a musical of sorts? I remember that Alan Menken was writing songs for it that was supposed to be a blending of medieval, showtune, and classic rock influences. Maybe I’m making that up? I know that Disney was worried about the fairytale thing putting of a young male audience so maybe they’ve been playing all that down?

  • 13 9-21-2010 at 11:00 pm

    JP said...

    Is it sad that ever since they changed the name to Tangled for marketing reasons, I’ve just lost interest. When the film was a fairy tale musical about Rapunzel, I was excited. A Shrek-like Disney romp does NOT do it for me.

  • 14 9-21-2010 at 11:00 pm

    JP said...

    Is it sad that ever since they changed the name to Tangled for marketing reasons, I’ve just lost interest? When the film was a fairy tale musical about Rapunzel, I was excited. A Shrek-like Disney romp does NOT do it for me.

  • 15 9-21-2010 at 11:04 pm

    MovieMan said...

    The big contenders so far for animated: “Despicable Me,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and “Toy Story 3.” All very solid. “Shrek Forever After” could play a part, but I doubt it. And it’s pretty average. Lord knows “Alpha and Omega” won’t even make a dent in contention for the title.

    But “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” honestly has to be the biggest offender. Awful film. One of the year’s worst. Sorta reminds of “9” from last year, actually. Visually remarkable but nothing else in the film works at all in any way.

  • 16 9-21-2010 at 11:38 pm

    Marshall1 said...

    Looks like a Barbie adventure….

  • 17 9-22-2010 at 12:46 am

    red_wine said...

    The animation looks glorious, like really stupendously beautiful, I daresay even more beautiful than Dragon. But the story seems so annoying self aware and cliche. It irritates me to no end. Why to put conscious teenage level stuff in a story you also expect to attract adults with. Why can’t we have straight-faced story-telling like Pixar and Dragon, why should it all go down in a mass of references and winks and nods.

    Most animated movies today even though they are original come across as spoofs or parodies. How are they any better than Epic Movie or other such films.

    Princess And The Frog started out okay and went along in an okay manner but really gained a measure of grace and quiet dignity by the end, enough to redeem it I’ll say. I hope we can say the same about this one. And why are they disguising the fact that its a musical?

  • 18 9-22-2010 at 1:24 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    “The big contenders so far for animated: “Despicable Me,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and “Toy Story 3.””

    Not to sound like a broken record or anything, but “The Illusionist” is in. Certainly ahead of “Despicable Me.”

  • 19 9-22-2010 at 2:20 am

    Estefan said...

    Wow, you’re late. This trailer came out a week ago. Why wait until now to post it?

    To all of the doubters, it’s obvious that we shouldn’t trust this trailer. The film is still a musical and Rapunzel is apparently the lead. It’s also not a Shrek-ish parody, but an actual fairy tale taking a lot of inspiration from the Brothers Grimm story. If you have been reading reports from those attending test screenings and critics who were at the work-at-progress screening a number of weeks back, all that has been revealed and it has been getting extremely positive notices.

    All I’m saying is don’t trust trailers (didn’t we all learn that lesson from The American, Inglourious Basterds, Despicable Me, etc) and prepare to be surprised. Boy, I’m tired of defending this film to those who only judge films based on their trailers and never bother to look up any other info on them.

  • 20 9-22-2010 at 6:20 am

    Graysmith said...

    Everything about this film says that it’s aiming towards a younger audience, more in line with Disney films of old than the films that Pixar and Co. put out. It’ll certainly have far greater interest to the fairer sex as well, so as an adult male I wouldn’t put to much weight behind the fact that it’s not doing THAT much for me. I’m not its main audience, and I don’t think every animated film made nowadays has to be the Universal Appeal kind either. The Illusionist certainly isn’t one either, nor was Spirited Away or Corpse Bride, for example. As long as it’s a good movie and is successful, it has a shot at a nomination, especially with five slots.

    Also, I do take solace in knowing that John Lasseter is the chief creative officer for both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation. Much like Steve Jobs helming Apple, you know he’s going to expect quality work from his employees.

  • 21 9-22-2010 at 7:07 am

    Jacob S. said...

    @14: It was indeed changed for marketing reasons, but also because the movie was about the Rapunzel character AND Flynn together, the plot didn’t rotate around the female.

    Anyway, this definitely has a better chance than Megamind. I’ve been reading up on all the PR they’ve been doing for the film and it looks like they did a great job. They wouldn’t have been doing such intense PR this early unless the movie was really good. John Lasseter has heavy involvement, which is a good sign. The directors previously worked on “Bolt,” which was great, and they’ve made some technical leaps to make the film. For example, a new computer program was made just to animate Rapunzel’s hair!

  • 22 9-22-2010 at 7:12 am

    Ryan said...

    The music is excellent; the score is wonderful and the songs, while maybe not instant classics, are great and will definitely be contenders in the Original Song category. Considering Newman isn’t submitting himself for the TS3 score (at least for now), Tangled could take its place.

  • 23 9-22-2010 at 11:56 am

    SJG said...


  • 24 9-22-2010 at 12:23 pm

    a-mad said...

    @22 Ryan – have you heard the new songs and score? Who is/are the composers, and how does it compare to the Disney animated musicals from the 90’s?

    I enjoyed TP&TF, but thought there was a “sameness” to Randy Newman’s songs that kept from getting more emotionally involved in the story (although they did feel very New Orleans’ish…)

    I am also fascinated with the very visible attempt to get boys interested by featuring so much of Flynn Rider in the ads… the teaser seemed to make it appear that the film is really about him… not her. I’m excited for this film, but sad that Disney seems to want to hide the fact that its a musical. Isn’t that what we loved about the classics?

  • 25 10-27-2010 at 2:09 am

    lora said...

    I hate that stupid “grounded for life” description they keep applying to Rapunzel’s situation. It sounds so desperate to be hip and modern.

  • 26 12-19-2010 at 11:42 am

    mysteriouswitchgal said...

    I love this movie already! I can’t wait to watch it again….xD

  • 27 1-26-2011 at 5:38 am

    bestmovies said...

    I just watched this movie today. It was REALLY great! Loved it!