Disney animated flick – Tangled

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang.

The upcoming new Disney movie, Tangled, is based upon the tale of Rapunzel and has a running theme of boys vs. girls.  As we are a family of 2 boys and 3 girls we often have our own little rivalries, especially when playing Monopoly I find that the boys want to earn heaps of money, but we girls are happy to wonder around the board and buy when we feel like it.  What to watch on TV is always a battle, usually the girls win because we outnumber the boys!!

Our own Boy v Girls

As you know the kids are receiving gifts from the advent calendar, over the weekend they received a big Christmas colour pad, as it was a rainy day outside the kids decided to challenge themselves to see who could colour in the best picture.

While they were colouring I did notice that DS was quick to colour, it’s like a race without taking much care for presentation until… mummy steps in and mentioned that I will give a prize to the best coloured page.  The girls were completely different taking their time and making sure it looked beautiful and as DD#2 wanted…perfect.  My conclusion of boy and girl rivalry is that girls are perfectionists and boy’s are constantly in a race.

Each drawing was great, I couldn’t judge who was the best, so I gave a prize to each of them, laminating the page to create their very own christmas placemats 😉

About Tangled

In Disney Digital 3D™

  • Genre – Animation
  • Rating -PG – Mild Animated Violence
  • Release Date – January 6, 2011
  • Voice Cast – Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
  • Directors – Byron Howard, Nathan Greno
  • Producer – Roy Conli
  • Composer – Alan Menken
  • Lyrics by – Glenn Slater

Walt Disney Pictures presents TANGLED, an action-packed, swashbuckling, animated musical comedy about the girl behind 70 feet of magical, golden hair.  A princess stolen from her parents’ castle as a baby, Rapunzel (voice of MANDY MOORE) is locked in a hidden tower longing for adventure.  Now an imaginative and determined teenager, she takes off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade with the help of a dashing bandit (voice of ZACHARY LEVI).  With the secret of her royal heritage hanging in the balance and her captor in pursuit, Rapunzel and her cohort find adventure, heart, humor, and hair… lots of hair.  With original music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, this comedic re-imagining of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale comes to theaters in Disney Digital 3D™.


  • Byron Howard directed Walt Disney Animations Studios’ “Bolt,” the 2008 animated comedy adventure that grossed more than $300 million worldwide and earned two Golden Globe® nominations (Best Animated Film and Best Original Song for “I Thought I Lost You”) and an Oscar® nomination for Best Animated Feature. Nathan Greno served as head of story on the film. 
  • Alan Menken created the magical scores and songs for several of Walt Disney Pictures’ animated classics, winning eight Academy Awards® for his work on “The Little Mermaid” (Original Score, Original Song with Howard Ashman—“Under the Sea”), “Beauty and the Beast” (Original Score, Original Song with Howard Ashman—“Beauty and the Beast”), “Aladdin” (Original Score, Original Song with Tim Rice—“A Whole New World”), and “Pocahontas” (Original Score, Original Song with Steven Schwartz—“Colors of the Wind”). Menken was nominated for an Oscar® an additional ten times. 
  • Glenn Slater was a 2008 Tony® and Grammy® nominee for his work on “The Little Mermaid.” He is the recipient of the prestigious Kleban Award for Lyrics, the ASCAP/Richard Rogers New Horizons Award and the Jonathan Larson Award. 

Walt Disney Pictures presents TANGLED, a 3D, action-packed, swashbuckling, animated musical comedy about the girl behind 70 feet of magical, golden hair who takes off on a hilarious, hair-raising escapade with the help of a dashing bandit. 


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Marita December 21, 2010 - 8:23 PM

Oooh my fav. Disney character that is a tricky one. I think probably Phineas and Ferb because they are hysterical, the girls love their jokes but so do Ralph and I.

Jennifer Clay December 21, 2010 - 8:26 PM

My favorite Disney Character is Ariel. I use to watch the little mermaid all the time when I was a little girl.

Jill December 21, 2010 - 8:51 PM

I really need to get myself a laminater, what a great idea. Wow there is so many great characters to choose from, but I would have to go witht he classics such as Mickey and Mini Mouse. My girls are loving all the Mickey things you can now buy

Cathy - H December 21, 2010 - 8:55 PM

I love Timon & Pumba from The Lion King. (One of my favorite movies)

They sure are an odd combination; Meerkat and Wild Hog but they make me laugh with their funny quotes. I especially love the scene when they are dressed in drag doing the Hula as a diversion.

Are you aching: yup yup yup

For some bacon: yup yup yup

Seana December 21, 2010 - 9:30 PM

I love Stitch when he first came out my son was a little toddler, with big head, big eyes and always wrecking stuff like Stitch! 🙂 I even bought him a Stitch costume on-line. Hes a big 8 year old now but he still reminds me of Stitch

Lise H December 21, 2010 - 11:01 PM

I went to my authority on Disney (ie 6 year old daughter), and she informs me that Ariel is her favourite because she's beautiful and she's a mermaid.

Sandra December 22, 2010 - 2:41 AM

My favourite Disney character is Snow White. She is sweet and innocent but can cook and clean for 7. She is a hard working housewife!

Christeen December 22, 2010 - 2:46 AM


After much discussion my daughter and I have decided that Bambi is our favourite because it was the first movie I saw as a child and because we both think he is so cute learning to stand on ice.

keppers December 22, 2010 - 2:48 AM

Mulan- She is an amazing women and I wish I could have her strength. To risk your own life and have to go off into a scary man's world(when the world was very sexist) all to protect your father is a feat that should be admired. I wish the kids of today had the same attitude. 🙂

Naomi Ellis December 22, 2010 - 4:42 AM

I love Snow White – I think of her often as I have my own seven cherubs that I am raising and I imagine myself being kind and loving like she was. I of course think I am the fairest of them all too! Naomi x

Tara-Lee Bush December 22, 2010 - 8:50 PM

My favourite Disney character is Cinderella. I loved her as a child as still do now, the story of Cinerella is romantic =)…even bought a Cinderella 'Barbie' earlier this year for my office at home hehe.

Michelle December 23, 2010 - 10:17 PM

I love your ideas above and YES I would love a laminator as well – maybe I can add that to the January Christmas List ….!

Walt Disney – isnt it great that we all share a favourite over such a large time span from Young to Older….

My favourite would have to be Snow White as well – I love that fact that she got to fall asleep and be awoken by her prince….. I still believe in happy endings and fairy tales.. 😉

Great work that you have done here Kat I am truely one of your greatest fans and you are truely an inspiration to me at home and in life. Thanks for helping me make the change and I look forward to doing it more in 2011

Kym Paddock December 31, 2010 - 5:38 AM

I'd have to say Buzz Lightyear (I know this is Disney Pixar). Very funny, the spanish setting for Buzz in Toy Story 3 had me in fits of laughter. So charismatic and cheesy!

sabina griffiths December 31, 2010 - 6:37 AM

Have to say Mickey Mouse, Classic character loved by all

Monika English December 31, 2010 - 9:58 PM

I love Snow White, what a classic fairy tale and happy ending with a prince charming 😉 I have my own prince charming, and two little dwarves who eat me out of house and home (dd only 6 and 1). Thanks for your hints and tips.

Sally Dalwood January 3, 2011 - 8:38 AM

I always loved Aladdin. I thought he was just about the hottest cartoon character ever, with such a lovely personality to match. I have to admit I had quite a crush on him when I was younger! *blush*

Rachael January 3, 2011 - 7:20 PM

Belle from beauty and the beast. She's not just waiting for her prince she's readin, getting educated and has heaps of attitude

Mandy January 5, 2011 - 11:51 PM

Hi there, I think my favourite disney character is….. ummm…… so hard to choose……. maybe Aerial from the little mermaid, I love that she brushes her hair with a folk! Always good to improvise.

Melissa K January 6, 2011 - 3:39 AM

The favorite Disney character at the moment in this household is no other than 'Kachow' Lightning McQueen!

But personally mine would have to be Simba from the Lion King 🙂

Trisha Cugley January 6, 2011 - 4:01 AM

Cinderella is a favourite, she's beautiful, and so very popular with my two girls. I think Rupunzel will come close after watching them watch the trailer for the movie. Especially with the 4 year old.

Stephanie Upton January 6, 2011 - 4:39 AM

My favorite Disney character would have to be Anastasia. I love the movie in general, but it is also based on a conspiracy theory that youngest daughter of the Russian royal family survived the slaughter of the royalty in the Russian revolution. I think that a character like that just makes your imagination go into over drive… She is also not like other Disney princess's , there is a roughness about her which makes her more like the average you and me… the transformation from homeless orphan to princess makes me feel giddy every time I see the movie, and I love the music in it, if you came and lived with me you would hear me sing once upon a December frequently to my children… Gosh I just love her!!!

Alicia Ilievski January 6, 2011 - 5:03 AM

Ohh how did I almost miss this….My daughter is dying to see Tangled. My fav Disney character is a tie between Ursula (Little Mermaid) and Malificent (Sleeping Beauty) Eeekkk I might sound like a bit of a freak liking 2 "baddies" I love the evil laughs and their hopeless attempts at power and control….Ohhhh and lets not forget Flotsum and Jetsom (Ursulas side kicks).

Its been a long time since I have sat with the kids and watched a movie…Just adding that to my "To Do list" (YAY a fun one! WOOT)

Naomi January 6, 2011 - 8:20 AM

Ariel from The Little Mermaid. She brings back many found memories of my youth, spending time with my grandma and grandpa. So many memories.

KymT January 6, 2011 - 11:29 PM

My favourite character is Nemo, so cute and funny, I also love Ellen DeGenerous's seagull character, very funny!


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