Rapunzel’s Energy and Strength a Hit in Our House {Giveaway}

by Melanie Edwards on March 21, 2011 · 225 comments

in Giveaways

Tangled DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

A few months ago, we took our baby girl to see the movie Tangled. I was still pregnant at the time, and it’s the last movie we’ve seen at a movie theater and will remain so for a few more months since baby boy is too young to go. Our girl was excited to see the movie as she’d been seeing the commercials for a while, and like most girls her age, she LOVES princesses. Naturally, she wanted to see Disney’s latest princess movie; their 50th animated film I later found out!

We all really enjoyed the movie and laughed thoroughly, as there are many funny moments in the movie. Even my husband laughed, particularly at Maximus’ antics with Flynn Rider. Rapunzel’s strong will and energy was also contagious and appreciated by my daughter, who is also strong and energetic.

I actually asked my daughter, “Why do you like the movie Tangled?” Her answer: “It’s funny and even though Flynn Rider is a thief, he finds someone that loves him [Rapunzel] and they get married.” The girl has recently become obsessed with all things love and marriage.

Incidentally, the movie’s executive producer, John Lasseter, incorporated a special moment from his own marriage into the movie. Here’s how he explains it:

One of my favorite sequences in the movie is the one we developed with the floating lanterns. Personally, these sequences are very special to me. Why? Well, let me tell you a little story… My wife and I headed to Bora Bora, Tahiti, for our 20th wedding anniversary. The Head Of Food Service at the resort we were staying at was an Italian guy, but he married an Indonesian woman and he had lived in Indonesia for years. He said to us, “I have something special for you.” And on our 20th anniversary, he brought out a lantern. He had us sign a little note to each other, which we taped to the top of the lantern, and then he lit it. It was dusk, we were on the beach and it was very romantic. The guy then said, “Kiss and let it go.” So we let it go and that beautiful lantern floated up into the Tahitian sky and drifted off into the distance.

It was beautiful. We had dinner on the beach that night and we watched the lantern float away for about two hours until it was a tiny, little speck in the sky. It looked like a star up there. It was one of the most magical things that has ever happened to me, so when we started talking about doing something special for Tangled, I mentioned this story to the team. We got on the internet and we discovered that there are festivals in Southeast Asia where thousands of these lanterns light up the sky. We’d never seen anything quite like it, so it became an inspiration for the movie.

If you wish, you can read more from John Lasseter, in this Q&A interview I was provided. [PDF] (Note: These are not questions I personally asked him.)

Also, check out this slide show featuring the concept sketches and drawings for Mother Gothel:

Tangled is due to be released on DVD/Blu-Ray on March 29. And, you have a chance at sharing the story of Rapunzel with your family by entering to win your own copy of Tangled below!

Disney's Tangled

Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win a TANGLED DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack.

How to Enter

Required entry: If you’d like to enter this contest, simply leave a comment below telling us what you liked best about this movie (if you’ve seen it) or what you think you’ll like based on the previews! You can view a trailer and find out more info about the movie here.

Extra entries (optional):

Each of the following will count as 1 extra entry. You’ll need to leave a separate comment for each entry.

  1. Follow @modernmami on twitter.
  2. Tweet the following: Enter to win a Tangled DVD/Bluray pack from @modernmami! http://bit.ly/tangleddvd #giveaway #contest #disney #movies
  3. Receive post updates by subscribing to our RSS feed. You can do so either via email or through a RSS reader. Leave a comment saying you did so or are already a subscriber.
  4. Subscribe on friendfeed and leave a comment with your friendfeed ID.
  5. Like ModernMami™.com on Facebook.
  6. Write a blog post on your own blog sharing the details of this contest. Be sure to include a link back to this post. Leave a comment with your post link.

All entries must be in by Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. You must have a valid U.S. address to enter. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. DVD/Blu-ray combo provided may be a different version than pictured.

Disclosure: I received information and product in order to facilitate this review/giveaway. No compensation received. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Photos provided

Liked this? Share the love!

{ 224 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Firestorm March 23, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I am already subscribed to receive feed updates
firestorm at obsidiansoda dot com

Reply

2 Firestorm March 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I’m already subscribed to you on friendfeed charissasloper
firestorm at obsidiansoda dot com

Reply

3 Firestorm March 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I already like ModernMami on Facebook
firestorm at obsidiansoda dot com

Reply

4 Cthulhu March 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I follow you on Twitter @radioactivestd
cthulhu at obsidiansoda dot com

Reply

5 Cthulhu March 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Tweeted about the contest @radioactivestd
cthulhu at obsidiansoda dot com

Reply

6 Cthulhu March 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Already subscribed to get email updates
cthulhu at obsidiansoda dot com

Reply

7 Cthulhu March 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Already subscribed on friendfeed kelseas
cthulhu at obsidiansoda dot com

Reply

8 Sue Farrell March 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I haven’t seen the movie yet–but I think I would like the comedy parts best, especially those with the horse.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Reply

9 Michaelametzler March 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm

What I like best about the movie was the humor between the animals and the hero/heroine. The horse and reptile were both very cute.
Thanks!

Reply

10 Reginald S. March 24, 2011 at 4:55 am

My daughter loves Rapunzel, of course, and I liked Maximus the stallion.

Reply

11 Anonymous March 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I haven’t seen it but it looks hilarious

Reply

12 David March 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm

What I will like about this movie is seeing my daughter enjoy it.

Reply

13 David March 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm

following on twitter @doubleD215

Reply

14 David March 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm
15 Retse March 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I love the fact that the princess can stand up for herself once she is on her own.

Reply

16 Retse March 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I follow you on twitter

Reply

17 Alodie Duante March 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Unfortunately for me being a big fan of anything Disney I wasn’t able to see it. A lot of stuff was going on in my life when it came out and by the time the rave reviews came in and I was free to go it was already out of theaters :(.
When friends mentioned Tangled to me majority of them said some sentence like this “Tangled is like the older Disney classics that come out along time ago.”
A few weeks ago when the Oscars was on I was so excited to hear Mandy Moore And Zachary Levi sing a song. Even though I never heard of it I loved it and I thought Zachary did a good job singing knowing that he’s on Chuck and not a artist.
All in all, I really want to watch it!

Reply

18 Katrina March 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I have not seen it yet but it look so incredibly cute! I just love the lizard from the trailers!

Reply

19 Catherine Horning March 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I LOVED this movie! So funny and sweet. I totally cried during the floating lanterns scene.

Reply

20 Catherine Horning March 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I subscribe to your blog via email. Thanks!

Reply

21 Erica C. March 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I haven’t seen it but I hear the horse is the best!

Reply

22 Liz C. March 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I love the lantern scene! (:

Reply

23 Liz C. March 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I follow on twitter

Reply

24 Liz C. March 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I tweeted! (: @thoughtsofamomy

Reply

25 Liz C. March 25, 2011 at 9:06 pm

I follow on FB! (:

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: