Walt Disney Animation Studios has just provided us with the title treatment for Tangled which will be released nationwide on November 24, 2010, this holiday season.
Of course this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that there will be a video game adaption of Disney’s Tangled about the time it hits the theaters, but just to throw it out there, Amazon.com now has the game listed for the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS for release on November 16, 2010.
We will publish as soon as we hear of more details on the title or if we learn it will be released on additional consoles.
Break into a stranger’s home and steal her tiara and you’re just asking for a frying pan to the head. That’s the message we get from this concept art for the key scene in the teaser trailer (minus Pascal the chameleon) as posted by Walt Disney Animation Studios on the official Facebook page for Disney’s Tangled.
On a related note, the previous entry on the Facebook page suggests that Rapunzel is (at least) 18 years old in the film.
Still coming down off the high off of the debut of Disney Store’s Imagination Park concept, it’s time to offer a new fix in way of what we can expect from the Disney Store this holiday season thanks to the Disney Consumer Products Holiday Tour which is finishing up its New York leg today.
But first, with New York in mind, here’s some information on the Disney Store Times Square in New York City that we’re eager to share. The store is slated to open in November, just in time for the holiday season. I got to watch a short video with a very hoarse Disney Store President Jim Fielding on a recent visit to the new space located in the heart of Times Square. There’s really nothing to report inside (at least not downstairs), but there was some plywood concept art type stuff along the side of the escalator. Although he has declined to call it a flagship store elsewhere, Fielding has previously stated this will be the largest Disney Store, encompassing two floors. In the video, he explains that while the second floor will be the Imagination Park concept, the entire first floor will be devoted to exclusive Disney-NYC branded merchandise.
Before being introduced to the new product lines and the holiday theme and products, I was also informed that (select) Disney Store locations will be selling vinylmations and that there are planned Disney Store exclusives on their way as well.
With Walt Disney Animation Studios presenting Tangled in November, there is a whole line of products rolling out soon to support it, but rather than repeat it all here, we refer you to the original article covering the Tangled products from Disney Store and Disney Consumer Products. We also covered most of the Disney/Pixar Toy Story and Cars product news in this article.
That brings us to the new line of Disney Princess Singing dolls which we first touched upon in the Tangled report. Although they are not the final bodies, the articulated dolls feature a small, easily-accessible button in their right hands. When pressed, the doll plays a fifteen second snippet of the princess’ respective iconic song in a cappella style. In order to do this, Disney Store enlisted all of the original voice actresses (except for Cinderella and Aurora) to record the song especially for the dolls. All of the arrangements are unique and performed to the liking of the performer, so while Anika Noni Rose’s Almost There is relatively what one is used to, Jodi Benson delivers a true but breathy performance of Part of Your World while Paige O’Hara’s Belle and Lea Salonga’s A Whole New World provide powerful and border-line operatic performances. The dolls, marketed as toys moreso than collectibles, are an unusual 17″ tall and will retail for $29.50 each.
Just in time for the home video release of Beauty and the Beast will be an extensive collection celebrating Belle and her enchanted friends aimed at every one from the toddler to the serious collector.
As a follow-up to the extremely popular limited edition deluxe Snow White dress which sold out, Disney Store will be introducing a very lush Belle dress limited to 2,000 pieces worldwide and retailing for $149.50. But perhaps the most exciting news, while not on display, is word of a whole line of high-end collectibles described as (air quotes) ‘life-size replicas’ (end air quotes) based on the enchanted friends. Specifically, there will be a Cogsworth at his character’s respective height which will be fully operational clock; a Lumiere which will hold candles; and a Mrs. Potts fully detailed china set — you get the idea. Unfortunately there are no plans for a life-size replica Belle at the present time.
Aimed at girls ages 5 – 8, the Princess & Me dolls (Tiana, Aurora, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel) measure a whopping 18″ in height and seek to engage the child into exploring a whole new world of play beyond the cardboard box. Their unique facial features as the classic Disney Princesses are re-imagined as how they might appear if they were tweens. Each retails for $49.99 and includes a booklet filled with Disney Princess fun facts and activities and the opportunity to register so the child receives a special letter on their birthday from their favorite Princess.
Disney Consumer Products kicked off its 2010 holiday tour this past week in New York City and brought representatives from every division imaginable to show off all of the new wonderful products you’ll be finding on the shelves this holiday season and we were there to help spread all the joy with you.
Naturally one of the big pushes is for Disney’s Tangled (nee Rapunzel) and Disney Consumer Products has an amazing array of toys and dolls representing the film from Disney Consumer Products, Mattel, JAKKS Pacific and more. Below you’ll find our gallery and additional information on each of the items, but we’d like to take a few moments to highlight some of the things we found (note there may be some minor spoilers).
Courtesy of the film’s official Facebook page comes this newly offered sketch from Disney’s Tangled which features Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi), Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and Flynn’s occasionally-faithful steed, Maximus. Apparently Maximus’ allegiance may belong to someone other than his owner judging by the artwork.
Disney’s Tangled is slated to open nationwide on November 24 with a limited release beginning November 12. For all of our Tangled coverage, see this bookmark.
Although it wasn’t expected to hit the interwebs until Monday, Yahoo! Movies offered up an exclusive debut of the first teaser trailer for Tangled from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The 2 minute+ trailer gives us the setup of the relationship between notorious thief Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi of NBC’s Chuck) and Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) who has spent her entire life locked up in a tower. We also get quite a bit of an introduction to Pascal, Rapunzel’s chameleon friend-slash-guardian.
Of special note is we also get to see just how ‘magical’ Rapunzel’s hair is as John Lasseter first revealed during the D23 Expo last year.
This Sunday night, Disney Channel will be offering an exclusive first look at Disney’s Tangled starring Mandy Moore as Rapunzel and Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider. For this momentous occasion which takes place during Sonny with a Chance at 8 PM ET/PT, they’ve been running the following promo which features our real first look at actual animation from the film.
Most interestingly, this preview takes place one day before the trailer is released online.
In case you miss the event on Disney Channel, we plan on bringing the segment to you.
Through its official Facebook page for Disney’s Tangled, Walt Disney Animation Studios has offered up this new concept art for the film featuring Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.
Along with the concept art comes news that Facebook will also play host to the premiere of the Tangled trailer on Monday, June 14. Those wishing to wait to see it on the large screen, however, can do so when they go see Toy Story 3 beginning just few days later.