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Sorry Donkey, Tangled's Maximus has arrived!

My most favourite Movie of ALL TIME used to be Shrek...and Donkey was IT.


Until Tangled arrived. Oh my word! What a lot of fun!


I love animated movies, and Shrek was just so different with it's rehash of all the familiar characters from fairy tales - I LOVED it. But this retake on Rapunzel is just the most fun I've had in ages. The twists on all the characters are great and I loved them all, but...sorry Donkey...Maximus is in the house.

Maximus the hound-horse personifies everything I love in an animated character. Facial expressions. Personality quirks. And best of all...he doesn't say a word during the whole movie. Nope. Not one.

But, man, he's right in the middle of the action.

That's what makes this horse so special. All of his character is depicted with his expressions, action and interaction with the other characters. Priceless! It made my year when I first rolled on the floor watching this.

He follows the trail (hound) of the "bad guy" Flynn Ryder and the fun that develops in their tangled relationship is a whoot to watch. Loosely based on Rapunzel, a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, it follows the life of Princess Rapunzel who is kidnapped as a baby by an enchantress Gothel, who uses Rapunzels' beautiful golden hair with magical healing abilities to stay young. On her 18th birthday, Rapunzel, who is kept locked up in a tower, knocks out the thief Flynn who blunders into the tower looking for a safe hideout.

This ends up as a journey of discovery for Rapunzel as she is shown the dangers of the big outside world by Flynn, who just wants to get rid of her already! The twists and turns of this tangled tale is so much fun to watch. I totally disappeared in the drama unfolding and laughed my head off at the antics of ALL the characters. The other non-talking animal (Disney did that? Really?) is Pascal, a green, extremely entertaining chameleon, Rapunzel's pet...cute...really cute!

As the 50th Movie in Walt Disney's Animated Classics series released in November 2010, it was reputed to be the most expensive animated movie ever produced. It took 6 years to make! It's unique look combined regular traditional animation with computer generated imagery but used non-photorealistic rendering to give the film its feel of a painting. Awesome!

My most favorite moment? When Maximus thumps Flynn sideways when Rapunzel looks away!

If you're looking for some fun, action and a wonderful interplay between really great characters, set in a beautiful background, you'll enjoy this. And hopefully roll on the floor hollering like I did!

There was also a short movie, Tangled ever After, made in 2012...which I didn't know about until I did this review...Gonna go watch it RIGHT NOW!!! [Update: Watched it!!! Hilarious!!!]

If you haven't seen Tangled, maybe watching these scenes from the movie (about Maximus only...LOL) will inspire you to make the time.

If you have, watch them with me again....and again...and again....hahahahaha!!!

Update: Have also added "Tangled Ever After" if you want to watch it here...it's real short....and real hilarious...typical Maximus and Pascal!

Funny Maximus Moments from Tangled .

Maximus, you ROCK boy!

Tangled Ever After: Some more typical Maximus! Hilarious!

Shrek
Shrek

This used to be my most favourite movie...

Really sorry Donkey!

It was made by Dreamworks, another magic movie company.

 

If you're into animated movies like me, you might have enjoyed these other ones too. I love the multilayered themes and ideas of these movies which make them great for kids of ALL ages up to and past 90.

If not, maybe your kids, or nieces, or nephews, or grandchildren or...nevermind...

I just know that kids love to watch these over and over and over again, and they can usually quote them back at you, verbatim, sound effects and all! What a treat! A magic way to keep them properly entertained with good clean fun...for hours...and hours...

How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon

Another fantastic movie by Dreamworks. I love these guys. They come up with the most amazing ideas!

This one was a LOT of fun.

 
Frozen
Frozen

One of the latest releases by Disney. It's OK, but not as good as Tangled...for me...

 

Do you like animated movies? Have you seen Tangled? What did you think? Would love to hear from you! Thanks for clopping by!

 Last updated on November 7, 2014

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MarleMac 7 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@AmyLOrr: Oh, Snap!!! LOL!

Thanks for clopping in.


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AmyLOrr 7 months ago Level 2 Commenter

I loved watching Shrek and I still do but Tangled is one of my all time favourites. It was the only thing on my 19th birthday list lol! Such a great lens :)


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MarleMac 7 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@SusanM5725: Hi missnative! Thanks for dropping in. I must say I'm not really a fan of the musical side, but I enjoyed Brave too! I just love Disney. Visiting Disney World is on my Bucket List...


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SusanM5725 7 months ago from Texas

Tangled was the top rated Disney movie in my home until the movie Frozen was released. In my opinion, both are incredible, but I have to say my all time favorite Disney movie is Brave. The musical talents in this Scottish movie are incredible.


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@Arachnea: Thanks Arachnea! Glad you reigned in and stopped by. Enjoy!


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Arachnea 8 months ago from Texas USA

great lens. i have a friend w/tons of grand-kids. i'll have to recommend it to her for when they visit. congrats on lotd.


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@pbagus03: It was a hoot! Thanks for reading!


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@Rhonda Lytle: Definately! Thanks for clopping by Poetvix.


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@fishbones: Thanks Priscilla! There are lots of great moments in Tangled and I loved them all! Frozen is not showing here in South Africa in my town anymore (I missed it...booo!) and it's not out yet on DVD here, so I'll just have to bite my nails till it's out! Can't wait!


pbagus03 8 months ago

loves this movies


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Rhonda Lytle 8 months ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie Level 7 Commenter

The horse was my fave character from the movie, too! He's hilarious and steals the show.


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fishbones 8 months ago

I'm definitely a huge fan of Tangled and I even saw it in the theaters! I do have to say that I loved the whole frying pan bits and definitely Maximus! Great review but definitely find some time for Frozen! You won't regret it!


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@TopTot: Oh, you're killing me. That's it! I'm getting it out TONIGHT!!!


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TopTot 8 months ago

Great movie. My kids' favorite movie from when it was released... up until Frozen arrived!


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@visit2goa: Thanks! I used the Lantern Scene on the lake from Tangled as a background...it came out quite cool.


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@MonkeyGirl18: Hi MonkeyGirl! I also loved that scene, it was awesome! Especially seeing the ruffians soft sides coming out...only with her though...cool!


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@Susan300: hahahahaha!!!! Priceless!

I HAVE a reserved spot for him in my heart always, anyway, and will give him a hug when he needs it...on demand...


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@Lucildoll LM: Thanks Lucilda! Me too!


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@thegembank: Pleasure! I've still got to watch it, swamped at work...doing it right after chatting to all you guys! Thanks for stopping by.


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@WhiteIsland: Thanks for this Whitney! In some sense I agree, and most kids movies and series are way too violent for the ages they're purported to be for. Our society unfortunately feeds our kids violence on a daily basis. So it depends on the emotional age of the child I think...(I'm just about ready to not freak at Mother Gothel! but hate scary and horror movies). Some kids are fine, others sensitive. Here I think it depends on the guidance of the parents to determine what their young 'un can handle. I personally didn't like the Princess and the Frog at all...not my style. Each to his own, and this is what makes our world so great - the variety!


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@GrammieOlivia: Oh wow! NOW I REALLY need to go see Frozen! Thanks for the heads-up Grammieo! ...Watch this space!


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@Merrci: Also loved Finding Nemo! Thanks Merrci! I LOVE the creativity and dedication of the people who spend thousands of HOURS bringing these characters to life!


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@SusanDeppner: Oh WOW! Have been busy and only seeing this now! Thank you SO much!

AWESOME!!!


visit2goa 8 months ago

awesome post but i like the theme that you have used its awesome...


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MonkeyGirl18 8 months ago

Tangled is my favorite Disney movie. I love the scene when the ruffians were singing.


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Susan300 8 months ago Level 1 Commenter

Donkey will be so hurt to have been pushed out of the spotlight. Donkeys have feelings, you know? They have *layers*!!


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Lucildoll LM 8 months ago

This is fun stuff I like it.


thegembank 8 months ago

that horse was actually the most hilarious character in the movie.... and thanks for the heads up for 'Tangled ever After' short movie


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WhiteIsland 8 months ago

I love animated movies, although Tangled was actually low on my list. I thought Mother Gothel was entirely too creepy for a kids' movie villain. Maybe it's just that I'm starting to watch movies more with an eye to what I would have thought as a child. :P I think it would have scared me (the same with The Princess and the Frog voodoo guy -- it seemed like nightmare material to me).

I did like the main characters of Tangled (besides the villain ;), though. Thanks for sharing your review.


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GrammieOlivia 8 months ago from Toronto Level 6 Commenter

I agree with you, the horse is just too much! Maximus makes the movie, just wait till you see Frozen, you will be moving your movies around that first place spot for a while, I think!


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Merrci 8 months ago from Oregon's Southern Coast Level 7 Commenter

Love them! I did like Tangled, tho Finding Nemo is still my favorite. Great review on such a cute and fun movie. The animation (or computer graphics) these days is incredible and wonderful.


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SusanDeppner 8 months ago from Arkansas USA Level 7 Commenter

Congratulations on your new purple trophy and Review of the Day honors today!


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MarleMac 8 months ago from South Africa Hub Author

@MarathonRunning: That's great Martina! I'm sure you'll enjoy it! Have fun!


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MarathonRunning 8 months ago from Croatia, Europe

I love animated movies, but didn`t jet seen Tangeled, but will seriously though about it now that I read your review!

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