Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Disney Tangled Giveaway plus Rapunzel in Picture Books

"Rapunzel, let down your golden hair
That I may climb it like a stair."

The above lines are from a version of The Brothers Grimm story of Rapunzel. This month we plan to read as many picture book versions of the classic story as possible while we wait for the release of the movie, Tangled. At the end of this month, on November 24, 2010, Walt Disney Pictures will release their 50th full-length animated feature, a new, unique story based on the fairy tale, Rapunzel.

I recently read through some of the advance press notes about Tangled, and it is unclear to me just how closely the Disney version will follow the classic tale. Obviously, Rapunzel and her famous hair play a major role. In the storybook version, the villain is a witch. According to the movie's press notes, the villain is written a little differently -- "Mother Gothel is the only mother Rapunzel has ever known. By stealing Rapunzel as an infant and raising her in the tower, Gothel ensured that she alone would have access to Rapunzel’s magical hair, which she uses as her personal fountain of youth." And, where's the prince? Well, there's Flynn Rider, the thief. Rapunzel makes a deal with him and the apparently both escape the tower together. Guess we'll have to wait and see the film before trying to make comparisons. I'm most excited to see what Rapunzel's chameleon, Pascal has to say. His character is certainly not in the original fairy tale!

Like I said, in the meantime we plan to check out some of the many various children's books about Rapunzel. See our Rapunzel picture book list and reviews here: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2010/11/rapunzel-picture-books-childrens.html

SurLaLune Fairy Tales also has a pretty comprehensive list of versions if you're interested in doing a little research of your own: http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/rapunzel/books.html

Synopsis (Provided by studio)
When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) is taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a feisty teen with 70 feet of golden hair who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, the unlikely duo sets off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade filled with adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.

Related Links:
Tangled Website: http://adisney.go.com/disneypictures/tangled/
Become a fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DisneyAnimation
Follow on Twitter: @disneyanimation

Random House is releasing several movie-tie in books. View the full list at http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/disney/books/TAN/Tangled/

Interactive Disney storybooks based Tangled Disney are available from Reader’s Digest / Simon & Schuster:

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has kindly offered to give away some cool Tangled promotional items to a Brimful Curiosities reader. The prize pack includes:
- Female fit Rapunzel t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (choice S, M, L, XL)
- General fit Flynn Rider t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (choice S, M, L, XL)
- General fit Pascal t-shirt in Adult and Youth sizes (choice S, M, L, XL)
- Silly Bandz – set of 4 characters (Rapunzel, Flynn, Pascal, Maximus)

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Thanks to Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures for sponsoring this giveaway. I did not receive any free products or other type of compensation for writing this post. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.)


Christy Killoran said...

We are looking forward to this movie too. The trailer is pretty funny. I think it will be very different from the original versions though. We have read two different versions, so I'll have to check out some more. Thanks.

Kristie said...

I'm excited about this movie! I love Zachary Levi on "Chuck" monday nights, so I'm anxious to see how he does in this! :-)

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rubynreba said...

This sounds like it will be a great movie. The shirts and silly bandz would be so much fun to win.

stephanie said...

Honestly, Paul Zelinsky's Rapunzel is the only one I think we've seen as a stand-alone book. Off to see more.

oasis789 said...

I'm really looking forward to this one. I love the old school disney movies!

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Theresa N. said...

The artist did a wonderful job on all that hair, wish mine looked that good.
Theresa N

Bridget R. Wilson said...

My favorite book vesions of Rapunzul are Zel by Donna Jo Napoli and Golden by CAmeron Dokey.


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mrsshukra said...

I like Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox!


annies home said...

There are several versions of Rapunzel we had to study these one time in a childrens lit program. I would choose the original as my personal favorite

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Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

I'm fine with Disney taking artistic liberties with the story, but I definitely need to check out some classic retellings before E sees it!

ossmcalc said...

I love the story of Rapunzel and look forward to viewing the Disney version of this wonderful story.

Thank you,


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Staci A said...

We're so excited to see the movie! I'm interested in seeing how it differs from the book versions as well. From the trailer the movie looks wonderful!
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Louis H said...

I love the original rapunzel version by the brother's Grimm

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bison61 said...

this looks like a great family movie-I love Flynn Rider

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Lindsey Petrucci said...

I just saw an advanced screening of Tangled a few days ago and it was fantastic :) I loved it and can't wait to see it again! Definitely the best adaptation I have seen!

Unknown said...

I just watched the trailer to this. I never even knew about it, sounds interesting and I am fairly sure my kids will love it. So can't wait to see it.

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pmj said...

We have been watching the reviews and cannot wait to see this film!

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αιѕнαн ❤ said...

I like the orignial book version better. I'm so excited aout this one!


Amber said...

My kids are psyched to see this. I'm thinking about taking them opening night and it would be so fun to wear the t-shirts!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

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Belinda said...

I love the original but I'm looking forward to seeing this one for the beautiful graphics.
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Anonymous said...

I've always loved this story.

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Austin Balke said...

The trailer looks great, and who doesn't love a good Disney movie!? I would love to give this to my cousin who is a Disney FREAK.


Anonymous said...

I am thinking Rapunzel will be added to our list of kick butt princesses along with Mulan.

mogrill said...

Went to Disneyland a few weeks ago, and all the building and rides in Fantasyland are wrapped in Rapunzels hair- it was really neat.Thanks for the chance.

missreneer said...

I love how they changed the premise. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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Gretta said...

I cannot wait to go with the kids to see this movie ~ I think I am just as excited as they are. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Desi @ Wee Share said...

I really want to take my daughter to see this movie!! It looks really cute!


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Rachel said...

I just read online that Disney is DONE with fairy tales after TANGLED. Say it ain't so, Walt! Anyway, I can't wait to see this one.


kygirl said...

Looking forward to seeing this movie with the kids.


Danielle said...

This movie looks funny and even though my 3 boys say now that it's for girls, I think they will actually find the movie quite amusing too. I can't wait to take them and my niece to see it!


Star Wars Mom said...

It's my daughter's 6th Birthday and Tangled is her theme. We cannot wait to go see Rapunzel tomorrow!!!

Leslie S. said...

My kids and I want to see this.it looks so funny.Thanks!

electric island said...

Rapunzel is good in the movie but I dont like the violence of her hitting him over the head with the pan, kids are vulnerable and will pick that up

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Amy delong said...

this looks really good can not wait to see it!

Alison A / tripsma at gmail dot com said...

My daughter cannot wait for this movie, though we'll have to wait until it's out via rental on Netflix.

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Angie said...

I think this will be a cute movie that we will be checking out as a family!

ReggieMann said...

Looks funny & cute - can't wait to see it :)

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barblong said...

I have looked forward to seeing this movie and now I have read some reviews that it is the best Disney movie in years which makes me want to see it even more.


Donna said...

We really want to see it. I don't know much about the other versions.