Tangled Movie Review Plus Giveaway

Tangled On DVD

Tangled on DVD 11 May 2011

Tangled is a treat. It’s good old fashioned story telling coupled with high quality animation, beautiful songs, smart comic releif and engaging characters. I loved it. Oh, that’s right, it’s a kids movie. Ah yes, the kids adored it too.   

The Story

The movie Tangled has many elements you’d expect from a Rapunzel inspired movie: pretty princess, long hair, handsome hero, evil woman;  yet it’s been reinvented in a fresh way so the story feels new. The story follows captive Rapunzel, thief Flynn Rider, controlling Mother Gothel and not to forget Maximus the horse. The movie will undoubtedly appeal to the modern audience; however, it’s laced with a retro undercurrent which was an interesting and effective combination.  It’s a story of friendship, bravery, finding yourself and following a dream. Here’s a sneak peak of the story in pictures:

Tangled 2010 on DVD May 11 2011

The Animation

I was struck by the animation because so much emotion is brought through the characters.  If you watch carefully at the hands and facial expressions of the characters, you see it, and  feel it.  I think that is why I cried in parts of the movie. It’s really funny too…in just the right places without being too silly. It was refreshing to see emotion based animation, not pure action based effects.

The Music 

The Tangled music score is written beautifully by Alan Menken. Mandy Moore (voice of Rapunzel) sings like an angel. And what a surprise:  Zachary Levi (voice of Flynn Rider) has a wonderful singing voice too.  I appreciated the fact the actors both sang and voiced the characters. I think this continuity brought something special to the movie. The songs are catchy and my children have fun singing them.

{this morning I found my two youngest children snuggled together singing the “Healing Incantation” reprise from the movie}


Age Group Relevance

The DVD is rated PG for mild animated violence. Like many “good vs bad” movies, there are some slightly scary scenes. Personally, I didn’t think the movie was excessively scary; although I would say it would best suit children aged over 6 years of age and with parental supervision. In saying that, my son (3.5 years) loved the movie too.

Note: Porter Novelli (through Aussie Mummy Bloggers) kindly gave me a complimentary Tangled DVD.  I was not paid for this review and the views stated above are my own.


***Winner has been drawn: Congratulations Natalie Sanderson***

I have a Tangled DVD to giveaway to one Be A Fun Mum reader. All you need to do is leave a comment in the space below.


1. Australian Residents Only

2. Tangled will be released 11 May so the DVD will be posted after this date.

3. Winner will be notified by email.

4. Winner will be drawn by random number.

5. Giveaway open from Monday 3 May to Monday 9 May 2011

Media Info

The tale begins with Mother Gothel and a magical flower which holds the key to eternal youth and beauty. Discovering the flower’s influence, Mother Gothel hides it for her own selfish needs, until the kingdom initiates a desperate search for the healing plant to cure the sick, pregnant Queen. The glowing flower is found, and Baby princess Rapunzel is born with magical abilities in her golden locks. Still longing for her fountain of youth, Mother Gothel kidnaps Rapunzel and locks her away in a hidden tower for eighteen years, raising her as her own child.

Going against Mother Gothel’s rules, the spirited beauty escapes from the tower with Flynn for the first time in almost two decades and together, the duo embark on a hilarious, hair-raising adventure  complete with unexpected heroes, Flynn’s unwilling sidekick Maximus and plenty of discovery along the way.

Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-Ray Value Pack $39.95, 3D Blu-Ray Pack $54.95

Tangled DVD OUT 11 May 2011

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    May 2, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Lexie is SO totally into “Rapunzel” at the moment – she would LOVE this DVD!

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    May 2, 2011 at 6:09 am

    If there’s a princess and a talking horse, my girls will be in like Flynn. Can’t wait to see it!

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    natalie sanderson
    May 2, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Love your blog Kelly!

    What a great movie too. This had me in stitches!

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    josie henderson
    May 2, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Now this will keep my four kids entertained for an hour or so!

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    May 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

    My son loves this movie….he calls it the horsey movie coz of the ‘funny horse’. He saw it at the cinemas when it was out, and now that its coming on to DVD he keeps telling me that the horsey movie is out again

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    Vanessa Theron
    May 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

    This was the first movie my husband and I took our daughter to see at the cinema. She’s 2. It was fantastic and I am sure the DVD would be a very well watched addition to our growing collection of children movies. <3 GREAT REVIEW!

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    Leonie Murphy
    May 2, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Not only is my son looking forward to seeing it. So am I.

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    May 2, 2011 at 8:54 am

    We saw this @ the movies & fell in love! Its such a lovely story 🙂 . I cant wait for my daughter brydie to get this movie for her bday 🙂

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    May 2, 2011 at 8:55 am

    My daughter is 2 & is just getting into watching full length feature films so I know she’d utter love to own this in her collection that I have been adding too since before her was born.

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    May 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Never seen this movie kell sounds great by what you’ve written!

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Owen, my very boyish 5 year old boy surprisingly loved this movie! I would love to have a copy at home as I’m attempting to expand our ‘Disney’ collection as the kids get older and past The Wiggles etc 🙂

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Looks like a funny, family friendly movie 🙂

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    Donna :-)
    May 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

    My daughter would love to watch this 🙂

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    Sarah Ellis
    May 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

    If I won Tangled my kids would think I am a fun mum!! Love the blog xx

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Great film. So much fun. And I love the idea of Tangled backyard games!

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I have two girls, Ella and Arden who are princess and fairytale crazy, but you know what? I am too! I don’t think you ever grow out of the romance, sparkle, and threat of evil as the hero (female or male these days) rescues their love. Disney does it the best. I simply love a ‘happily ever after”. 🙂

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

    We all are wanting to see this! Mum (hearing impaired) cant watch this at the movies due to no subtitled.

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

    My daughter missed out on seeing this at the movies as we were visiting sick relatives so I can’t wait until it comes out on DVD for her!!

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

    very funny movie!

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Would be great to have this movie in our collection, love Disney movies!!

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    krystal budd
    May 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    my 2 beautiful daughter cant wait to see this movie. cant wait to sit down with my babies n watch it together.

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    Tracey Leech
    May 2, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Oh my kiddies & I have been wanting to watch this movie – how exciting would it be to watch our own copy! Fingers crossed 🙂

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I took my boys to see this at the movies! Awesome show & great review. Thanks

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:18 am

    It looks so lovely, i really wanted to take my boy to see this but with a new baby movies cinemas aren’t really a go at the moment. : )

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    Nicole Meyer
    May 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair….
    My Miss Lily loves this story!!!!!!!! She is yet to see Tangled, but I’m sure she would be in love with it!!!!

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    Di McCullough
    May 2, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I took Katie to see this movie for her 4th Birthday. It was her first time at the movies since she was a baby, and she LOVED it! She would be so thrilled to have a copy at home.

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:26 am

    This movie would completely have my twin girls tangled in enjoyment ! Brilliant review !

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    Me 'N my Monkeys
    May 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful movie.. My kids would love this one..

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:36 am

    My girls would love this, especially my older one, she’s very into princesses. ;D

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:37 am

    iam sure my two kids would love to watch this! looks great!

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

    this movie looks so cool 🙂 I know we would love it in this house -especially as my daughter (4.5) is soooooo in love with princess’ with attitude at the moment –and ever since “that” wedding the other day (yes we were slightly reeled in to the whole wedding saga) we have had many “princess brides” featuring in our “scenes” for the day lol -although i dont think that Kate would have been hanging of a farm gate tiara and veil in place yelling at the silly cows to get back in their place /…………………………………………..or would she hahahahaha!
    (we live on a farm to clarify)

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    May 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Is it bad that I want this movie fo myself not my children?? Ok…so I’ll share!!

    Love your blog by the way!

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    Christina M
    May 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Oh this movie looks so fantastic. My boys and I are HUGE fairy tale fans 🙂

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    Emily Evans
    May 2, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I can’t wait to own Tangled on DVD! It’s one kids movie that I could happily watch over and over (which WILL be the case)!

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    May 2, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Both my kids loved this movie. My daughters birthday is coming up and the theme is Tangled! Excited! 🙂

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    May 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I have three boys and they love all these sort movies… Snow white, Cinderella, Little Mermaid…. Tangled would be no exception. just shows you that its not just for girls!! 🙂

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    Bella & Jessica's Mummy (Cindi)
    May 2, 2011 at 10:25 am

    My 2 year old loves watching movies at the moment and its really good to have that lil break while i with my 8 week old. Would love to watch the Dvd as well!!!

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    Bella & Jessica's Mummy (Cindi)
    May 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Your message here

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    Gina, Ava and Mia
    May 2, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Oh we loved this movie as we saw it at cinemas, would love to own it 🙂
    Also love this blog and fb page, one of my favs

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    Kylie H
    May 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Ohh I would LOVE a copy of this movie! So would my daughter 😉 and where better to get it from than Be a Fun Mum!

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    Kay Roy
    May 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

    We saw this at the movies, my 7 ye old son complained at first but they all ended up loving it! It really is a beautiful movie! I wkd recommend to any family with children, both boys and girls to see!

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    May 2, 2011 at 11:28 am

    My kids and dh went to see it and LOVED it! Would love a copy for them 🙂

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    mellie jane
    May 2, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Thanks great comp we would love to see this movie fingers crossed

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    Janet Warren
    May 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I’d love to be a winner – missed out seeing it at the movies!! We need some laughter and fun in our household.

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    May 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Ooh we haven’t seen this one yet. Would love to check it out!

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    Nicole D
    May 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    My four children would love to see this movie, we havn’t yet 🙂 and it sounds like it is a hit for adults as well!

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    May 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I have to admit I love Disney movies! But I’m the kids would enjoy watching it with me ;o) Thanks for the giveaway

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    belleviolette rubyrose
    May 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    my two little girls would LOVE to own this dvd.we didn’t get to see it at the movies as we don’t live near one so to have the dvd would be fabulous 😀

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    May 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    My girls 3 & 5 loved this movie. My 5yr old went with her friend and her dad, and the dad loved it as much if not more than the girls. My 3 yr is obsessed with punzl and quotes Mother Gothel to me all the time “but i love you more” and is looking forward to the DVD release of this awesome movie.

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      Lisa Galati
      May 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Would love to win this for my 3 year old, she hasn’t seen it before 🙂

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    Fran Graham
    May 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I bet my 2 yr old would love this one, she’s really into Beauty and the Beast. Great site, we do heaps off here! Thank you!

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