Director(s): Nathan Greno, Byron Howard. Voices: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett. 100 min. Rated PG. Animation.
As expected from any 21st century adaptation of a 19th century tale, Disney's rendition of the Brothers Grimm "Rapunzel" is a significant deviation from the original story - the long blond hair being one of the rare surviving elements. Nevertheless, this is a 100-minute delightful eye candy experience, with the scene of hundreds of lanterns rising in the calm of the night establishing a glorious peak in the history of Disney animation. Relax, watch the soothing imagery, listen to the uplifting music, and just enjoy the show.