I noticed uncanny structural similarity between the kingdom in Tangled and the Walt Disney Pictures logo that appears at the start of the film. Intentional, perhaps? Well, I decided to make a cross-section of the two—hope you enjoy! :)
Tangled comparisons - concept art to the final film.
why the f*** is the concept art so much better
holy s*** i thought the concept art was art from the renaissance jfc
I agree the concept art is beautiful, the colors are wonderful and the character is kinda a lot more relatable in my opinion… I wonder why they changed it?
It’s been a week and two days since I posted this, and THE NOTES. I NEVER thought it would get around this much (I actually almost didn’t make this post as I thought people wouldn’t like it…)
But anyway. I’ve enjoyed seeing people’s responses when they’ve reblogged, and here’s my tuppence about the matter. Yes, I prefer the concept art. I DO appreciate Tangled for what it is - the animation and detail that Disney managed to achieve is truly wonderful. I know that it would have been extremely hard for the animators to create anything that truly looked like a moving painting.
But. The concept art definitely could have been adhered to more closely- even if it was only through the colour schemes.
And Rapunzel’s eyes really didn’t need to be that big.
When I look at the two side-by-side, I see Disney pondering with the idea of presenting its audience with something really beautiful and striking, but then deciding that it was ‘too much’ and going with something more bland and easy to swallow - but also more forgettable.
Sleeping Beauty was the last Disney film to be made using hand-inked cells. Its production almost took a decade, and inspiration was drawn from medieval art for its designs. Walt Disney wanted it to look like a living illustration, and the result was one of the most beautiful and visually stimulating animations ever made.
Call me idealistic and impractical, but I can’t help feeling that if Disney today worried less about roping in its target audience - see the replacing of the title ‘Rapunzel’ with ‘Tangled’ - and more about challenging the expectations of its audience, we’d have seen something closer to the images on the left when Tangled came out in 2011. Aaaand I’m going to get off my soapbox now.
Early concept art of Tangled’s Flynn Rider when he was still referred to as Bastion. I’m kind of in love with this design; I like the idea of Flynn being this sort of big lovable lug. These images actually remind me a lot of my fiance and I - which is the reason why I love these drawings so much. Art by Jin Kim.
Source: Cosmo Animato
Can I just take a moment to say how perfect this is? Like, the lighting on Jack is even from the right angle! Whoever made this is really good with photoshop.
This isn’t Photoshopped, he was there the entire movie. We just couldn’t see him
What if he was? Maybe that’s why in rise of the guardians he didn’t really want to be a guardian at first because he had spent Rapunzel’s whole life sitting there falling in love with her even when she met Flynn and broke his heart he stayed with her even when she got old, he was there when she was getting married, he was there next to her death bed, he was there for everything the only thing though is that he didn’t know how to make her see him, but he had fallen in love with her anyways. he loved her with all his heart and when she died he decided that the hurt was too much to ever bear again so he decided that he was just “snowballs and fun time” so he could never get hurt again
Tangled and Hercules similarities
kidnapped baby, an outcast, a rogue, haven’t you ever had a dream?, sassy horse, family emblem, interrupted kiss, sacrifice, resurrection, finally meeting their birth parents, girls who kiss passionately
When people are like, “Why did the king and queen just automatically believe Rapunzel was their daughter?” I want to say, “Do you SEE the two of them?! They’re practically twins!”
▣ Tangled (2010) character designs
Who is Eugene Fitzherbert?! It’s no secret that Tangled (previously known as Rapunzel, Rapunzel: Unbraided) went through several story changes before it hit the silver screen in 2010.
Vince Bastion Flynn RiderEugene was no stranger to change himself. Check out some of the previous looks for Mr. Fitzherbert.