And now something about Tangled that you may or may not want to admit is true... Disney's previous animated feature The Princess and the Frog in 2009, while being highly critically acclaimed and taking in nearly $270 million worldwide, was not as successful as Disney had hoped. Disney expressed the belief that the film's emphasis on princesses may have deterred young boys from seeing the film. In order to market the film to both boys and girls, Disney changed the film's name from Rapunzel to Tangled, while also emphasizing Flynn Rider, the film's prominent male character. Disney was criticized for altering the classic title and story as a marketing strategy. Floyd Norman, a former Disney and Pixar animator, said, "The idea of changing the title of a classic like 'Rapunzel' to 'Tangled' is beyond stupid. I'm convinced they'll gain nothing from this except the public seeing Disney as desperately trying to find an audience." -- Claudia Eller (2010-03-09). Disney wrings the pink out of 'Rapunzel'. Los Angeles Times.
So, cheap marketing ploy? Perhaps, but at least they finally brought back the Disney Princess I remember. Who else in all of fiction could make a bar full of murderers, thieves, and bandits break out into a show tune about their dreams? Thank you, Rapunzel; thank you. Tangled copyrighted to Disney
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