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Byron Howard & Nathan Greno Tangled Interview

h3ByronHowardandNathanGrenoTangledBluRayInterviewh3bVoiceCastbMandyMooreZacharyLeviDonnaMurphyRonPerlmanM.C.GaineyJeffreyTamborBradGarrettPaulF.TompkinsbrbDirectorbByronHowardandNathanGrenobrbGenrebFamilyAnimationDramabrbRatedbPGbrbRunningTimeb100minutesbrbrThetalebeginswithMotherGothelandamagicalflowerwhichholdsthekeytoeternalyouthandbeauty.DiscoveringtheflowersinfluenceMotherGothelhidesitforherownselfishneedsuntilthekingdominitiatesadesperatesearchforthehealingplanttocurethesickpregnantQueen.TheglowingflowerisfoundandBabyprincessRapunzelisbornwithmagicalabilitiesinhergoldenlocks.StilllongingforherfountainofyouthMotherGothelkidnapsRapunzelandlocksherawayinahiddentowerforeighteenyearsraisingherasherownchild.brbrTowerboundandledtobelievetheoutsideworldisadangerousplaceRapunzelvoicedbyMandyMoorehasonlyher70feetlonggoldenhairherdreamscreativespiritherpetchameleonPascalandthemesmerisingfloatinglightsthatsheseesfromhertowerwindoweveryyearonherbirthdaytokeepherspiritalive.brbrHerlifeassheknewitisabouttochangewhenthekingdomshandsomeoutlawpicksthewrongplacetohide.IncomesFlynnRidervoicedZacharyLevicharmingandontherunfromthelawwithastolenjewel.StunnedandcaughtoffguardRapunzeldoeswhatsheknowsbestandusesherlonglockstocapturehim.brbrRealisingthiscouldfinallybeheropportunitytosatisfyhercuriosityfortheoutsideworldshestrikesupadealwithFlynnwhoagreestoescorthertothefloatinglightsthatshehasforeverlongedtosee.brbrGoingagainstMotherGothelsrulesthespiritedbeautyescapesfromthetowerwithFlynnforthefirsttimeinalmosttwodecadesandtogethertheduoembarkonahilarioushairraisingadventurecompletewithunexpectedheroesFlynnsunwillingsidekickMaximusandplentyofdiscoveryalongtheway.brbrSupportedbyanamazingcastofvoicetalentsdirectedbyByronHowardandNathanGrenoandwithmusicfromtheawardwinningsongwriterofTheLittleMermaidandBeautyandtheBeastTangledwillhaveyouswingingintoastoryfilledwithcharmmagichumourandlotsofhairasDisneysfirstanimationreleaseon3DBluraytradePackBluraytradeValuePackandonDisneyDVD.brbrbDVDSpecialFeaturesbbr50thAnimatedFeatureCountdownAvideomontagecelebratingTangledasthe50thfilmtojoinTheWaltDisneyStudiosprestigiouslineupofclassicanimatedfeaturesbrTwoOriginalStorybookOpeningsVersions12brNineTangledTeasersAcollectionofthemostuniqueandquirkycommercialsmadeforthetheatricalreleaseofTangled.Somearespoofsbasedoffofinfomercialsandorbreakingnewssomeareteasersandothersaresimplyjustfunnyfilmstripsbrbrb3DBlurayandBlurayValuePackSpecialFeaturesbbrUntangledTheMakingofaFairyTaleExactlyhowlongisRapunzelshairHowmanylanternswereusedWheredidPascalsnamecomefromWhichDisneyanimatedfeaturefirstutilizedCGanimationTheseandmorewillbeansweredwhenMandyMooreandZachLevitakeviewersonakookybehindthescenestourtolearnhowthefilmmakersstyledthisfilmsGoldenTressesbrDeletedScenesCodirectorsByronHowardandNathanGrenointroducethreescenesandilluminatewhytheywereultimatelycut.brTheJauntyMoosebrChemistryDevelopsbrVigorTheVisionarybrExtendedSongsThecompleteversionsoftwogreatsongsaresharedinauniquefeaturethatexplainsthecodirectorsdecisiontoscalethemdown.brWhenWillMyLifeBeginbrMotherKnowsBestbrNineTangledTeasersAcollectionofthemostuniqueandquirkycommercialsmadeforthetheatricalreleaseofTangled.SomearespoofsbasedoffofinfomercialsandorbreakingnewssomeareteasersandothersaresimplyjustfunnyfilmstripsbrbrbTangledbbrbRRPb24.95brBluRayValuePack39.95brBluRayPack54.95brbrbMandyMooreandZacharyLeviTangledInterviewbatargetblankhrefhttpwww.girl.com.aumandymoorezacharylevitangledinterview.htmhttpwww.girl.com.aumandymoorezacharylevitangledinterview.htmabrbTangledReviewbatargetblankhrefhttpwww.girl.com.autangledreview.htmhttpwww.girl.com.autangledreview.htmabrahrefhttpwww.fishpond.com.auref2564targetblankrelnofollowBuyNowfromFishpondabrbrbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicstangledd1.jpgalignrightvspace5hspace15h3InterviewwithByronHowardandNathanGrenoh3bQuestionbCongratulationsonthefilmssuccess.HaveyougivenanythoughttomakingasequelbrbrbNathanGrenobWedonlydoasequeliftherewasagreatstorytotell.Themoviebuttonsupreallynicely...butwedolovethosecharacters...Iguesswellhavetowaitandsee.Againwedhavetohaveagreatstoryalreadyinmindifwewantedtodoasequel...brbrbrbQuestionbAreyoupleasedwiththefilmstitlechangefromRapunzeltoTangledbrbrbByronHowardbWhenNathanGrenoandIfiguredoutthatthisfilmwasreallyabouttwocharactersFlynnandRapunzelweknewthatchangingthetitlewouldbeagoodidea.WelikethatTangledasatitlesoundssmartandintriguingwhilealsorelatingtothetangleofplotcharactersandemotioninthefilm.brbrbrbQuestionbHavingworkedinbothmediumswhatdoyoupreferaboutcomputeranimationandwhatdoyoumissabouttraditional2DanimationbrbrbNathanGrenobIreallyloveboth2Dand3Danimation.2Disreallygraphicandclassic.3Dhasamazingtexturesandcamerastoplaywith.Itallcomesdowntoyourstory...sometalesworkbestin2Dsomein3DbrbrbrbQuestionbIlovedthecharactersofPascalandMaximus.WasthereeveranydiscussionaboutgivingthemvoicesImgladyoudidnt.brbrbByronHowardbNathanGrenoandIarehugehugefansofBusterKeatonandCharlieChaplinandwethoughtWouldntitbegreattohavesomeonelikethatasacharacterinTangledTimeandtimeagainpeoplewhohaveseenthefilmhavesaidthattheylikedthefactthatwekeptthemsilent.Pantomimeactingisagreatchallengeforouranimators.brbrbrbQuestionbHowearlyintheproductionprocesswasitdecidedtomakethisamusicalinsteadofaromanticcomedyadventurebrbrbByronHowardbWeknewitcouldbeboth.MusiccanbemoreeffectivethanthemostbrilliantdialogueatconveyingemotionsowewereveryexcitedtohavesomeoneasskilledasAlanMenkenwritingoursongsandscore.Andjustbecauseithadsongsdidntmeanthatthefilmcouldntbeanactionfilledrollercoasterride.Welikethat.brbrbrbQuestionbYouhavebothworkedonseveralfilmspriortoTangled.PleaseexplaintheprocessoftransitioningintotheroleofDirectorbrbrbByronHowardbBeingananimationdirectorisanamazingjob.Wearesurroundedbythemostskilledartistscomposersandcraftsmeninthefilmbusiness.NathanGrenoandIstartattheverybeginningofafilmwhentheresonlyanideaandthousandsofblankstoryboardsthroughtotheendwhenthefilmpremieresintheatersallovertheworld.Inworkingwithsomanybrilliantpeoplealongthewaywebothbecomebetterfilmmakersourselves.Ilovemyjob.brbrbNathanGrenobIcamefromthestorydepartment.IwasdrawingstoryboardsforoveradecadebeforeIstarteddirecting.IwasalwaysatthestartoftheprocessbutnowIgettofollowtheideasallthewaythroughtothefinishframe.Itsanincredibleprocess.IfeellikeIvebecomeamuchbetterartist.AndIstillgettostoryboard...soImhappy.brbrbrbQuestionbHowlongdidyoueachneedtoprepfortherolesofThug1and2andGuard1and2brbrbByronHowardbIfeellikeIvebeenpreparingfortheroleofThug2formyentireprofessionallife.Itsreallytheroleofalifetime.brbrbNathanGrenobIttakesyearsofpracticetopulloffroleslikeThug1andGuard1.Kidspleasedonttrythatathome.brbrbrbQuestionbWheredidyoufolksfindDonnaMurphyShestoletheshow.brbrbNathanGrenobNewYorkCity.Shelivesthere.brbrbrbQuestionbHowdoyoufeelaboutTangledbeingthelastoftheDisneyPrincessfilmsforawhileanywaybrbrbByronHowardbHonestlyImveryhappythatDisneyAnimationsupcomingslateincludesvastlydiverseprojects.Thatkeepsthestudiohealthy.Andbelieveitornotthatslatedoesstillincludesomegreatfairytales.brbrbNathanGrenobIveheardthatrumor.NottrueIfwewantedtodoaPrincessmovieasournextprojectJohnLasseterwouldbeokwiththat.ThereisalotindevelopmentatDisneyAnimation...IwouldntruleouttheideaofseeinganotherPrincessmoviebrbrbrbQuestionbHowhastheanimationprocesschangedthroughtheyearsyouhavebeenworkingonDisneyfilmsbrbrbByronHowardbWhenIfirststartedatDisneyanimationCGanimationwasreallyjustatinyblipontheradar.LionKinghadjustcomeouttohugesuccessandDisneyhadalongslateoftraditionallyanimatedfilmsinproduction.IactuallyrememberseeingsomeofthefirstscenesfromToyStorywhentheArmyMenleaveAndysroomtospyonthebirthdaypartyandIwaslikeWow.Thisisgoingtochangethingsfromnowon.NowCGistheexpectedrouteforanimatedfilmsandthescopeofthestoriesgetbiggerandbiggerwitheachrelease.brbrbrbQuestionbInbothofyourlasttwoprojectsyouvehadtotakeoverforanotherdirector.WasthatchallengingforyoubrbrbByronHowardbItsverychallengingtostepinonaprojectafteranotherdirectorhasputhisstamponit.Wevelearnedthatthebestthingtodoistoteartheexistingfilmdowntothefoundationandstartwithasmuchofacleanslateaspossible.Indoingthatyoucanfindthecoreideasthatmadethefilmsappealinginthefirstplace.brbrbrbQuestionbWhatwasitliketobecomeadirectorafterhavingrunthestoryboardsbrbrbNathanGrenobInthepastIwouldpitchmystoryboardsandideasandsometimestheywouldchangebythetimetheyhitthebigscreen.Ididntalwaysunderstandwhy.NowIcanfollowideasthroughstarttofinish.Theystillchange...butatleastInowunderstandwhytheyarechangingbrbrbrbQuestionbWhatwasitlikeworkingwithAlanMenkenbrbrbByronHowardbAlanMenkenandourlyricistGlennSlateraretwogenuinelybrilliantguys.InafewminutesonthepianoAlancancreateatunethatyouwillrememberfortherestofyourlifeandGlennSlatersdiversetalentshowsfromthehilariouspubsongtotheheartfeltballadinthegondolas.Wereveryhonoredtohaveworkedwiththemboth.brbrbrbQuestionbDidyoualwayshaveZacharyLeviandMandyMooreinmindfortherolesbrbrbNathanGrenobIntheverybeginningwetrytocreateveryappealingcharacters.Wehavefriendsaroundthestudiodothetempvoicesforourearlyscreenings.Atsomepointbeforeanimationbeginswebeginthecastingprocess.WesawhundredsofpeoplefortheroleofFlynnandRapunzel.HundredsItwascrazy.ItseemedthatallofHollywoodwantedtheseparts.TherewerealotofamazingauditionsbutintheendMandyMooreandZacharyLevitotallynailedit.Theywereincredible.Peoplearealwayssurprisedtoheartheydidntrecordtogetherbecausetheircharactersaresocharmingonscreen.MandyMooreandZacharyLeviweretheperfectfit.brbrbrbQuestionbDidyouhaveanyreallifelocationsinmindwhendesigningtheKingdomanditssurroundingenvironmentsbrbrbByronHowardbYes.Wetakeourresearchveryseriously.KnowingthatwewantedRapunzelsstorytotakeplaceincentralEuropeAustriaHungarywedidexhaustiveresearchintolocalarchitectureartworkevenfloraandfauna.EverytreeyouseeinTangledsforestactuallygrowsinthoseregionsofcentralEurope.brbrbrbQuestionbWhatpromptedyoutoincludePascalRapunzelschameleonsidekickinthecastbrbrbByronHowardbPascalcamefromtheneedtohavesomeoneforRapunzeltotalktointhattower.Weknewweneededthatcharacterbutwedidntwanttodothetypicalsquirrelchipmunkorbirdthatyouseesoofteninthesetales.Wethoughtalizardsoundedlikeaquirkypetforaquirkyyoungwoman.brbrbrbQuestionbCanyoutalkabitaboutthegenesisandevolutionofTangledbrbrbNathanGrenobTheideaofaRapunzelstoryhasbeenaroundtheDisneyAnimationStudiossincethe1930s...itwasononeofWaltsearlylists.Ittookalongtimetobringthisfilmtothescreen.Theproblemistheoriginaltaleisaverysmallstory.Ittakesplaceinatower.Agirliswaitingaroundtoberescued.Itsallverypassiveandsmall.Weneededtoblowupthescaleofthefilm...turnitintoabigevent.Wereallytriedtokeepwhatworkedintheoriginal.Theoriginaliconsoftheclassicstoryareallthere...itsjustbeenupdatedforamodernaudience.brbrbrbQuestionbIsitmeordidsomeoftheanimalsseemsmarterthanFlynnbrbrbNathanGrenobMaxandPascalwouldagreewiththat.brbrbrbQuestionbAtwhatpointduringthefilmmakingprocessdidyouknowyouhadahitbrbrbByronHowardbIdontthinkyouknowanythingabouthowafilmsgoingtodountilitdoesit.Itsalwaysourhopethatthesefilmswilldowellwepourourheartsandsoulsintoeveryframetearthestoryapartreachingformoreemotionandmorecomedybutultimatelyitsuptotheaudiencewhethertheyfallinlovewithafilmornot.WeredelightedthatTangledhasbecomesopopularitsagreatrewardforallthatwork.brbrbrbQuestionbHowdidyoutwodivideyourdirectingtasksbrbrbNathanGrenobWemostlydidntWetriedtosticktogetherasmuchaswecould.Wearebothbetterindifferentareas...butweliketobethereinthesameroomtochallengeeachother.Wewanttomakeallofourdecisionsthebesttheycanbe.Weworkbestasateam.Itbringsusthebestresultsonscreen.brbrbrbQuestionbRapunzelsmotherGothelwasalsoaveryinterestingandratherscarycharacter.DidyoudrawonpastwitchesandfemmefatalesfromDisneymoviesforinspirationbrbrbNathanGrenobDisneydoesvillainsbetterthananyoneandweneededtoliveuptotheclassicvillainsofourpastfilms.WethinkGothelismostlyscarybecausesheisntawitch.Shedoesnthavepowersbutshehasaveryevilmind.EvilmindsactuallyexistintherealworldIthinkthatswhyshefreakspeopleoutbrbrbrbQuestionbIvenoticedthatyoubearaslightresemblancetoFlynnRider.IsthissimplycoincidenceordirectorialinfluenceperhapsInallseriousnessthoughhavingbeenahugepartoffilmslikeTangledandBoltmeansthatyourinfluenceinthesefilmswillcarryontofuturegenerationsofviewers.DoesthisknowledgeplayapartinthechoicesyoumakeduringtheproductionofthesefilmsbrbrbByronHowardbWeliketosaythatFlynnhasmyhairandNathanGrenosstrongchinandgoatee.Flynnsahandsomeguysoifanyonethinkswelooklikehimwelltakeit.ThefactthatthesefilmscanendureforgenerationsisoneofthereasonsweworkatDisney.LastHalloweenalittlegirlshoweduponNathanGrenosdoorstepdressedasSnowWhite.ThatfilmisoverseventyyearsoldcanyouthinkofanyotherfilmsthathavethatkindoflongevityItsamazing.WereallyhopethisversionoftheRapunzelstorybecomesthedefinitiveversionforgenerationsofmoviefans.brbrbrbQuestionbWhatareyoumostproudofwithTangledbrbrbNathanGrenobThewholethingReally.Weworkedhardtomakesureitwasallworthwatching.Themoviehadtolookgreatthestoryhadtobestrongandthecharactershadtobefunandappealing.Theressomuchactionandemotioninthefilm...itsreallyeverythingIwantedittobe.ImmostproudofthewholethingbrbrbByronHowardbIthinkweremostproudofourcrew.NathanGrenoandIaskedtheworldofthemduringourhecticproductionscheduleandtheydeliveredthemostbeautifulfilmanyonecouldimagine.Itsagreatrewardforallsixhundredcrewmemberstoseepeoplearoundtheworldfallinginlovewiththeirwork.brbrbrbQuestionbHowimportantwasitforyoutomakesurethattheleadinthismoviewasastrongwomanItgoesalittlebitagainstthestereotypeofafairytaleprincess...brbrbByronHowardbWeknewRapunzelhadtohavealotofgirlpower.SheandFlynnaretheenginethatdrivesthisstoryandmakinghertooprissyorpassivewouldhavebeencheatingouraudience.WelovethatRapunzelsnotperfectshesquirkyfunnyandreal.Shehasaverybohemianqualityaboutherpaintingherwallsandrunningaroundtheforestwithbarefeetthroughthemud.Aboveallshesmuchmorelikearealpersonstrongsmartinterestingandflawed.brbrbrbQuestionbHowdideachofyougetyourstartintheentertainmentindustryWasanimationalwaysyourpassionbrbrbNathanGrenobIwantedtoworkforDisneyeversinceIwasakid.Iwasalwaysintocreatingmyowncomicstripsandcomicbooks.Ilovedtocreatemyownworldsandcharacters.Ilovedstorytelling.MymomstartedtakingmetoseetheDisneyfilmswhenIwasakidandIfellinlovewiththem.Disneycreatedbetterstoriesandbettercharactersthananyone.Iwantedtogothereandlearn.IwasinfirstgradewhenItoldmyparentsIwantedtoworkforDisney.Iguessthingsdoworkoutinlifeifyouwantsomethingbadenough.brbrbrbQuestionbWillyoubeworkingtogetheronanotherDisneyanimationprojectinthefuturebrbrbNathanGrenobYep.WecouldntbehappierwiththeresultsofTangled...wefeltlikewehadnochoicebuttodothisagainWepitchedafewideastoJohnLasseterandwearecurrentlydevelopinganotherfilm...staytunedbrbrbrbQuestionbWhichDisneyprincessisyourfavouritebrbrbNathanGrenobRapunzelbabybrbrbrbQuestionbDidyouhavethecastofactorsandactressesforthismoviealreadyplannedoutordidyougointothisprojectwithanopenmindfortalentbrbrbByronHowardbOurauditionprocessforTangledwasunbelieveablyhuge.NathanGrenoandIsawoverthreehundredactressesfortheRapunzelrolealone.ThebenefittodoingthatthoroughofasearchisthatwhenyoufinallyfindtherightactressaswedidinMandyMooreyoureallyknowthatshestheone.brbrbrbQuestionbWhatartistsdidyouconsultforthelookofthefilmItlookspreRaphaelitetome.brbrbNathanGrenobWeactuallylookedattheclassicDisneyfilmsofthe1940sand50sWewantedTangledtositontheshelfnexttoAliceinWonderlandDumboPeterPanallofthosegreatmoviesbutwewantedittobefreshanddifferentandmodernaswell.BygoingafteraclassicDisneylookstyle...andcreatingthatlookinthecomputer...wethoughtwecouldfindthatbalance.brbrbrbQuestionbHowimportantismusictoananimatedfilmbrbrbByronHowardbIthinkmusicisintegraltoallfilm.Everyanimatedfilmshouldntbeamusicalbutsongsmusicorscorecandosomuchtomoveanaudienceemotionallyandthatsapowerwedonttakelightly.TherearepartsofTangledsscorethatstillmakemetearup.brbrbrbQuestionbWhatwerethreemainchallengesyoufacedmakingTangledbrbrbNathanGrenobTheschedulewasterrible.Usuallyyouhave4to5yearstomakeoneofthesefilms.Weonlyhad2.Itwascrazy.Luckyforuswewereworkingwithaverydevotedhardworkingtalentedcrew.Weallworkedaroundtheclock.Weworkedthroughweekendsandholidays.Weallbelievedinthisfilm.Webasicallydidtheimpossible.Thefilmlookslikeittook5yearstomake...anditonlytook2brbrbByronHowardb1.Theschedule2.Theschedule3.Theschedule.Honestlythefilmwaschallenginginahundredwaysbutthefactthatwehadtomakethisfilminhalfthetimeofotherfeatureswastherealbear.HappilythefilmlooksmoreamazingthanwecouldveeverhopedforbutourpoorcrewreallytookabeatingtryingtohitthosedeadlineswithNathanandmyselfbeingsoslavishtoquality.Weloveourcrewandthefactthattheirworkhasmadesuchasplashintheworldreallyjustifiesalltheirhardworkandsacrifice.brbrbrbQuestionb2010wasreallyaccordingtomanyagreatyearforanimatedmovies...WereyoualittlebitdisappointedwhenthatmoviewasntnominatedforanOscar.Especiallythisyearwheremanyclaimedthatthereshouldhavebeenfivenominees.brbrbByronHowardbYeswewereinitiallyverydisappointedwhenTangleddidntreceiveanOscarnominationforBestAnimatedFeature.HoweverthedaybeforetheOscarannouncementswehadshownthefilmattheGreatOrmondStreetHospitalforChildreninLondonandthereactionfromthosekidsandtheirparentsisworthmoretousthanonemillionOscars.brbrbrbQuestionbSevenyearsofresearchwentintothecreationofRapunzelshair.WereyousatisfiedwiththefinalresultbrbrbNathanGrenobWithoutadoubtYESThehairlooksamazing.Youveneverseenanythinglikeitinanyanimatedfilm.Itsjustincredible.Ihavenoideahowourtechcrewmadethathairwork.Iknowitwasanightmaretofigureout.Icouldntbemoreproudoftheresultsandofourteam.Theydidagreatjob.brbrbrbQuestionbHowwasworkingonTangleddifferenttoworkingonBoltbrbrbNathanGrenobForBoltIoversawthestorydepartment.Iworkedwithateamofartistswecameupwithstoryandcharacterideasandsentthemontothenextdepartment.OnTangledIamoneofthedirectors.Inowgettofollowthosestoryideasthroughthecreativeprocess.Ilovemyjob.Istillgettostoryboardfromtimetotime...Idneverwanttogivethatup.brbrbrbQuestionbFamilyplaysaverystrongroleinthisfilm.WhatpromptedyoutoexplorethemotherdaughterdynamicthroughthecharacterofRapunzelbrbrbByronHowardbNathanGrenoandIwerefascinatedbythisbizarrerelationshipthatGothelhadcreatedbetweenherselfandthiskidnappedgirl.Totrytofindoutmoreaboutmotherdaughterrelationshipsweaskedabunchofwomenfromourstudiotostayafteroneeveningtohaveachatabouttheirrelationshipswiththeirmothers.ItturnedintoatherapysessionWewereamazedathowbrutalsomeofthethingsthattheirmotherswouldsaytothesewomenbutitwasalwayscomingfromaplaceofIknowwhatsbestforyouorImtryingtokeepyousafe.Thispushpullthathappensbetweenparentsandchildrenisarichrichareatoexplorewithclassictaleslikethis.brbrbrbQuestionbDoyouthinkthathomeviewerswillmissoutonsomeofthedelightsofseeingTangledonthebigscreenwithallthebellsandwhistlesbrbrbByronHowardbTheBluRaylooksextraordinarysobeautywiseIthinktheexperiencewillechothetheaterexperiencenicely.Idothinktherewillalwaysbesomethingaboutviewingafilminanaudiencehearingpeopleallaroundyoulaughcryandreacttothestoryplayingoutinfrontofyou.ItsasocialhumanthingthatIdontthinkwillevergoawaycompletely.brbrbrbQuestionbWhydoyouthinkitseasierforsometolookatstylisedcharactersliketheonesinTangledinsteadofthemotioncaptureoneslikeinPolarExpressbrbrbNathanGrenobIpersonallyenjoythemorestyliseddesignbecauseitsnotreality...ifdonewellitsbetterthanreality.Youhavemorecontrolovertheappealofthecharacters.Iseetherealworldeverydayitsfuntowatchamovieandbetakenonajourneythatfeelsbelievable...butisntreal.ItsallamatteroftastebutIreallylikestylisedcharactersbetter.Itsjustmorefun.brbrbrbQuestionbHowdidyouarriveat70feetofhairforRapunzelIsthatlengthsomethingthatyouguyssettledonaftersomevisualtestsOristhathowlongsomeoneshairwouldgetiftheydidntactuallycutitfor18yearsbrbrbByronHowardbActuallyseventyfeetishowlongthehairhadtobetoreachthebottomofthetower.Itwasthatsimple.Thatsaidtherearetimesinthefilmwhereweaddorsubtractalittlelengthdependingontheneedsofthescene.brbrbrbQuestionbArethereanyhiddennodstootherfilmsincludedinTangledthatyoucantellustolookoutforbrbrbByronHowardbLookforPinocchiohiddeninthepubandinRapunzelstowereachnewelpostonherstaircaseispaintedwiththesymbolofDisneyspre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alivebrbrbrbQuestionbWhatwasyourfavouriteanimatedfilmgrowinguphasitinspiredyouupanduntiltodaybrbrbByronHowardbTheanimatedfilmthatmademewanttobeananimatorwasTheLittleMermaid.ArielwasthefirstDisneyheroineIhadeverseenwherethereseemedtobearealsoulbehindthoseeyes.AssoonasIsawthatfilmIknewIwantedtobeapartofDisneyAnimation.LittledidIknowthatIdwindupworkingonTangledwithArielscreatorlegendaryanimatorGlenKeane.Lifesgood.brbrbrbQuestionbInwhatwaywasRapunzelinspiredbyArielinTheLittleMermaidbrbrbByronHowardbIthinkRapunzelislikeArielinthattheycomeacrossasveryrealyoungwomen.ThatwasveryimportanttousforRapunzelbecausethemoreyoucanrelateandidentifywiththesecharactersthegreateryouremotionalresponsewillbetothejourneythattheytakeonscreenbrbrbrbQuestionbHowdoyouthinkRapunzelstacksupagainstthelonglineofDisneyprincessesAndwhatdoyouthinkshesbroughttothetablewhichisfreshornewbrbrbNathanGrenobRapunzelisthemostmodernofalltheDisneyPrincesses.SheisfullofGirlPower.Welovethatabouther.Shedoesntwaitaroundtoberescued.Shetakesmattersintoherownhands.Shesafunfunnyandsillygirl.Shesverytalentedandsmart.Wewantedtomakearolemodelformodernkids.Wewerereallyhappywiththewaysheturnedout.brbrbrbQuestionbWasTangledalwaysgoingtobeDisneys50thanimationfilmOrdiditjustcomeaboutlikethatbrbrbByronHowardbItwasabigsurprisetousthatwewereDisneyAnimationsfiftiethanimatedfeature.ItaddedmorepressureforsurebutwelovethatourfilmholdsthatimportantplaceinDisneyhistory.brbrbrbQuestionbWasFlynnsfacialhairbasedoffyourownbrbrbNathanGrenobItwasinmycontract...oneoftheTangledcharactershadtohavemyfacialhair.brbrbrbQuestionbHadyoutwoeverworkedtogetheronafilmbeforeYoutwoseemtoworkverywelltogether.brbrbNathanGrenobWefightallthetimewhenthecamerasareoff.Nah.Wegetalongreallywell.Itshardtofindsomeoneyoucanworkwitheveryday.Iguesswegotlucky.brbrbrbQuestionbHowdoyouthinkTangledhaschangedthefutureofDisneyfilmsbrbrbByronHowardbIthinkthatTangledprovesthatthisstudiocanmakesmartcontemporaryfilmsthatstillretaineverythingthattheaudiencelovesabouttraditionalDisneyfilmmaking.Theslateofupcomingprojectscomingupfromourstudioexcitesmebecausetheyrenotwhatyouwouldexpect.Itsagreattimetobeapartofthisstudio.brbrbrbQuestionbWerethereanytraitsinRapunzelthatweredirectlyfromMandyMooresuchasherbeingbarefootconstantlyortheshortbrownhairattheendofthefilmbrbrbByronHowardbMandyMooreandRapunzeldefinitelyhavesimilarities.TheyrebothincrediblysmartfunnyartisticyoungwomenandunbeknownsttousMandyMoorejumpsoutofairplanesJustlikeRapunzelleapsoffcliffsandswingsfromtherafters.Adventurousyoungwomenaswell.brbrbrbQuestionbHowinvolvedisJohnLasseterduringthewholeprocessbrbrbNathanGrenobJohnLasseterhastoapproveeverythingwedoandthatguyonlywantsthebest.Itsamazingworkingwithhim.IvelearnedalotfromJohnLasseter.Heletsyougetyourvisionofthefilmuponthescreen...andhebringsoutthebestinyouandyourwork.WhatcouldbebetterbrbrbrbQuestionbDoyouknowhowmanylayersofanimationwereinvolvedtocreateRapunzelshairbrbrbByronHowardbRapunzelsamazingheadofhairhasover100000strands.brbrbrbQuestionbWhatadvicedoyouhaveforkidswhodreamaboutonedaydirectingbrbrbNathanGrenobGoforitIgrewupinasmallfactorytowninWisconsin.IttookalongtimetogetwhereIambutIworkedveryhardandmydreamcametrue.Itspossibletodowhateveryouwantinlifeifyouworkhardenough.brbrbrbQuestionbWhatadvicewouldyougivetopeoplewhowanttobreakintotheentertainmentindustrybrbrbByronHowardbDowhatyouloveanddoitwithpassion.Passionatepeoplereallypusheveryindustryaheadincludinganimation.brbrbrbQuestionbAnyfinalthoughtsonTangledbrbrbByronHowardbWeredelightedthatTangledhasmadesuchabigsplashintheworld.WaittillyouseewhatwehaveinstorenextThankseveryone.brbrbNathanGrenobIjustwantedtosaythanksforallthegreatquestionsIjustwishIcouldtypefaster.Thishasbeenalotoffunforme.AlsoaBIGthankstoallwhosupportthefilmTangledasbeenatruelaborofloveforusbrbrbr


 




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