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I just got back from seeing Disney's Tangled earlier this evening.

I have to say, this is one of the finest Disney fairy tales I've seen in a very, very long time. It's quite honestly on the level of The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast, and a massive improvement over the disappointing Princess and the Frog.

The animation is jaw-droppingly beautiful, the songs were memorable, and most importantly, it was an extremely well told story, with actual character arcs and development and villains with motivations that made sense.

I said this earlier to my friends, but as soon as this movie started I was transfixed. I haven't felt this way about a Disney movie in a long time; I thought for sure that they just didn't know how to make a fairy tale anymore, but they proved me wrong.

Brilliant.

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Not to mention that some of Pixar's higher-ups have since moved into and now run Disney's animation studios. Pixar basically is Disney's animation department now.

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The animation is all Disney, although some of Pixar's higher-ups do have a level of creative control now.

I'm thrilled to hear it's good. One of my co-workers went through hell working on this movie and it's great to hear that it paid off. Can't wait to see it.

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I just got back from seeing Disney's Tangled earlier this evening.

I have to say, this is one of the finest Disney fairy tales I've seen in a very, very long time. It's quite honestly on the level of The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast, and a massive improvement over the disappointing Princess and the Frog.

The animation is jaw-droppingly beautiful, the songs were memorable, and most importantly, it was an extremely well told story, with actual character arcs and development and villains with motivations that made sense.

I said this earlier to my friends, but as soon as this movie started I was transfixed. I haven't felt this way about a Disney movie in a long time; I thought for sure that they just didn't know how to make a fairy tale anymore, but they proved me wrong.

Brilliant.

It's interesting that you made reference to The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, because as soon as the movie started, for whatever reason, those were the two movies I thought of as well. I too thought the animation was great, I saw it in 3D and the effects were subtle and cool, and didn't come across as gimmicky. The place I noticed the 3D effect the most was after Rapunzel had her hair braided and had various things in her hair i.e. flowers, jewelery. The detail and the depth of field that it created was pretty cool. Let's hope this is a hint of things to come from Disney.

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Well I didn't see it in 3D because I don't really care for that kind of gimmick. 3D or not, it's definitely worth seeing in the theater on a big screen. It's an absolutely gorgeous piece of work.

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Well I didn't see it in 3D because I don't really care for that kind of gimmick. 3D or not, it's definitely worth seeing in the theater on a big screen. It's an absolutely gorgeous piece of work.

Indeed. I typically don't see the 3D fare either, but when the ticket is free, I'm not one to complain.

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The animation is all Disney, although some of Pixar's higher-ups do have a level of creative control now.

As if you would know, like you were some sort of employee there or something. Pfffft. :roll:

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I've been wondering about this one myself. Never really having been much a fan of the original story of Rapunzel, I had my doubts, though I'll probably end up giving it a go this weekend. I know for sure I'll have to tell my aunt about it since she was considering taking my 3 little cousins to go see it.

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Saw this over Thanksgiving weekend. It really was amazing, This movie had heart, depth, convincing emotion, memorable villains and absolutely gorgeous visuals. Oh, and symbolism. I'd go into more, 'cause I like to talk about stuff, but I -really- recommend going to see this film.

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Have to agree on this one, saw it last week and art and animation are absolutely gorgeous. The musical sections were a bit of surprise to me but I loved them, and the story was definitely a cut above some of the recent Disney fare. Definitely the strongest in-house Disney production in ages, and one I could see over and over again for the art design alone. I definitely hope they continue this trend, and that Glen Keane lends his hands to future 3D work.

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lol I can just see someone waiting with an oversized butterfly net outside the exit of the movie theater... "A-HA!! WE GOTCHA NOW!!!"

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Glad to hear something positive about the film, John K (Ren and Stimpy creator) has been griping alot about it.

I think he's just jealous that other people have success, whereas he doesn't seem to understand the business side of the field of animation...

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Glad to hear something positive about the film, John K (Ren and Stimpy creator) has been griping alot about it.

I think he's just jealous that other people have success, whereas he doesn't seem to understand the business side of the field of animation...

Yeah, ignore that guy. Tangled is pretty excellent.

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he probably hates any cartoon that isn't secretly trying to overthrow the government

y'know, like ren and stimpy

Or is animated all wacky and constantly "expressive".

He also says hippies and Star Wars ruined everything....

Glad to at least see that Tangled got finished, I heard it had a very troubled production. Seems like every Disney that ever had problems (Aladdin, Emperor's New Groove) end up being good films.

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Or is animated all wacky and constantly "expressive".

He also says hippies and Star Wars ruined everything....

Glad to at least see that Tangled got finished, I heard it had a very troubled production. Seems like every Disney that ever had problems (Aladdin, Emperor's New Groove) end up being good films.

Seems to be the same trend for Pixar (Toy Story 2, Ratatouille). But yeah, super glad to see that all the production problems for Tangled resulted in a success.

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