Disney’s Rapunzel has been retitled Tangled due to Disney’s belief that the title of The Princess and the Frog deterred young boys from seeing the film preventing that film from performing as well as they hoped it would at the box office. The new trailer for the film has basically sunk all my enthusiasm for the project:
And I was so looking forward to it.
I disagree! I saw the trailer before Toy Story and was very enthused. Everyone one I was with turned towards each other with “I want to see that!”
I’m not certain how you can disagree that my enthusiasm for the film has been dampened my the trailer. It has been; I promise you that I wasn’t lying about how I felt. I’m glad its peaked your interest; alas, it had quite the opposite effect on me.
The trailer was definitely targeted at boys, but it still looks cute. I’m anxious to hear the music. I read it was going to be 60s pop/rock. And I’m happy that Rapunzel is blonde with green eyes, because I’m blonde with green eyes.
It looks good so far. I’m disappointed in the art style – early production was talking about it being a revolutionary combination of 2D animation and 3D, and it looks like run-of-the-mill CGI (albeit closer to Pixar art than Dreamworks). We’ll see how it turns out, though.
I think it looks (and “feels”, for that matter) more like Dreamworks than Pixar, with some shots looking not much better than they might in a computer game. I had very high expectations for what this film was meant to look like, so I’m pretty disappointed.
I was really hoping this was going to be a traditional hand drawn animated film. Sadly it’s not. I just pray that The Princess and the Frog was successful enough for them to continue to produce traditional animated classics. Just leave the CG stuff to PIXAR: they own the medium and it just seems like a waste of resources for both arms of Disney animation to be using the same medium. Let PIXAR continue to work their CG magic and Disney Studios – please just stick to hand drawn films!
I agree with this wholeheartedly!
I’m disappointed about that too, Elliott – apparently the technology with the 2D/3D combination just wasn’t ready yet, so they switched to CGI. I actually wouldn’t have been disappointed if they pushed it back a few more years to get that animation style to work.
If that really represents what this movie is going to be like, it shouldn’t receive any support from men. There is controversy over whether Cinderella or Snow White are empowered enough role models for little girls, but an ad “targeted at boys” portrays a woman doing violence on a bumbling jackass of a man? I’ll bet she also beguiles him as the movie wears on, reducing his sense of identity prior to finding her.
On the other hand, it will sell.
Are you serious right now? She kicks the crap out of him with her hair. It’s funny. What’s your problem? It’s demeaning towards men? Get real.