Who knew that the classic fairytale of Rapunzel would be such a major hit when it was reinvented by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released as “Tangled” in November 2010? The film made nearly $600 million at the box office and those figures have jumped even higher with the release of the film on Blu Ray and DVD. The astounding visuals, fun upbeat music and captivating voice performances made the film one of the biggest hits for Disney Animation in a long time.
And with this month’s theatrical re-release of “Beauty and the Beast” in 3D, there is a special surprise in store for audiences: an all new five- to six-minute animated short titled “Tangled Ever After,” which follows the same group of characters and picks up after the feature film ended.
The entire kingdom is abuzz because princess Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) is getting married to her true love, Eugene Fitzherbert (Zachary Levi). The short focuses on the big day when the constant rivalry between Pascal and Maximus causes them to lose the wedding rings. A frenzied search by the duo to recover the rings before they are known to be missing is underway. Comical chaos ensues in the search as they encounter flying lanterns, a wine barrel barricade, a flock of doves and a very sticky finale.
We have your first look in a clip from “Tangled Forever After” right here:
Both directors of “Tangled,” Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, have returned and from what I can see, they brought back all of the best parts of the feature film and I’m sure audiences will fall in love just as easily in this new condensed adventure as they did before.
The short film will appear before “Beauty and the Beast 3D” in theaters Jan. 13 and is scheduled to debut on the Disney Channel this spring.
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