A ‘Tangled’ Appreciation Post

I. Love. Tangled! My love for this movie was rekindled when I realized it was the tenth anniversary this week (it’s been out for ten years?!) and so my sister and I decided to watch it (mutually, it’s our favorite Disney princess movie next to Moana.) It’s just so good!

I remember when I watched it for the first time ten (or was it nine?) years ago. It was Christmas night, my family and I had decided to spend the holiday in an Embassy Suites in a nearby city of ours just for fun, my sister and I got our very first Barbie dolls (my sister’s was an African-American Ballerina Barbie and I had an African-American cool-girl Barbie), and as we sat eating a kids’ meal (I remember having pizza) we watched Tangled for the first time.

My sister isn’t a fan of Disney musicals. Not for any particular reason. She just doesn’t like the cheesy musical numbers. And yet, even then, in 2010 (or 2011, I’m not quite sure) she loved this movie just as much as I did.

Oh, we laughed so, so much and cried so, so hard at the end. When it concluded, I knew that I had seen one of the best Disney movies ever made.

Even now, a decade later, as young adults my sister and I watched this film that we cherish so much and we still couldn’t contain our joy.

This movie’s got the best humor,

the best-looking Disney prince (in fact he’s the only Disney love interest that I find myself wondering what he would like in live-action🥴),

the best Disney sidekicks by a mile (sorry Olaf, love you buddy),

some of the best musical numbers,

the greatest Disney villain since Ursula, Cruella de Vil, and even Scar,

and, for me, the most relatable Disney princess. She’s so sweet and her joy/determination to see the floating lanterns she had always seen from her tower is a nice change of pace from most Disney princesses who just want to be swept off their feet by some handsome prince. (Maybe that’s why Disney rewarded her with the best-looking one. Go Rapunzel!)

All in all, Tangled is joy in a bottle. My sister and I don’t watch it often but when we do we can’t erase the smiles off of our faces. It’s just such a well-written delight. (And did I mention it’s hilarious?! That’s its winning quality.)

When did you first see Tangled? Feel free to share your memory in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

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