Before there was Frozen… there was Wreck-It Ralph. But before that… there was Winnie the Pooh. But before that, there was Tangled. Way back in 2010 Disney’s take on the classic story of Rapunzel was a huge success at the box office and presumably drove sales of frying pans to record highs. Now the world famous El Capitan Theatre has brought Tangled back for a limited run that kicked off this past Friday, September 12.
The evening begins with the Crazy Hair Parade where children in the audience (and perhaps adults?) are invited to walk the stage in procession to show of their wacky dos. After the typical trailer selections, Sofia the First takes the stage to lead the audience in a sing-a-long. Following the obligatory confetti cannon blast, Sofia exits and the lights dim for the main feature.
It had been some time since I had seen Tangled as my memory had been flooded with nothing but Frozen for the past 10 months. I had forgotten just how funny the film is. I also forgot how gorgeous the “I See the Light” sequence is.
Once the show film ends, be sure to stay in your seat as Rapunzel herself makes an appearance at the beginning of the credits. After that you may be even more tempted to leave but resist the urge as Tangled Ever After screens immediately after. It had also been a while since I saw this short that ran before Beauty and the Beast 3D rerelease. Watching it back-to-back with the feature was a treat as I was able to get all the little references the short makes to the film.
Tangled is playing at the El Capitan through October 8th. It also screens in Spanish Sundays at 4pm and Wednesdayat 7pm. For showtimes and tickets visit the El Capitan website here.
Kyle is a writer living in Springfield, MO. His deep love of Disney and other pop culture finds its way into his stories, scripts, and tweets. His first book “The E-Ticket Life: Stories, Essays, and Lessons Learned from My Decidedly Disney Travels” is available in paperback and for Kindle. http://amzn.to/1CStAhV