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Review: Disney’s Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Review: Disney's Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Tangled has the weight of Cinderella’s castle on it’s shoulders, as the film has the honor, and pressure, of being the 50th animated feature in Disney’s classic line. From Snow White to Bambi, Lion King to Princess and the Frog, the entire long line leads squarely to this modern day look at the Rapunzel fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. After 5 years of development, a Pixar-less shot at CG animation for Disney, a bulk of over 70 feet of magical hair, and billed as Disney’s “final” fairytale, the film had a major amount of responsibility to uphold the classic name, both in theaters, and the four-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on March 29, 2011. So? How’d it do?

Review: Disney’s Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Review: Disney's Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Tangled has the weight of Cinderella’s castle on it’s shoulders, as the film has the honor, and pressure, of being the 50th animated feature in Disney’s classic line. From Snow White to Bambi, Lion King to Princess and the Frog, the entire long line leads squarely to this modern day look at the Rapunzel fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. After 5 years of development, a Pixar-less shot at CG animation for Disney, a bulk of over 70 feet of magical hair, and billed as Disney’s “final” fairytale, the film had a major amount of responsibility to uphold the classic name, both in theaters, and the four-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on March 29, 2011. So? How’d it do?

Despicable Me’s Minions and the Despicable Banana

Despicable Me's Minions and the Despicable Banana

Of all the animated films to hit theaters in the past few years, there are a rare few where the audience is as intrigued by the main characters as they are with the secondary characters. Lion King’s Timon and Pumba are good examples, as are the teams of penguins and monkeys from the Madagascar franchise. Each of those films had so much success with the secondary group that those sub-stars went on to receive their own movies and animated series on TV. Such, it seems could be the fate with Despicable Me – a story that focused on Gru’s maturity from super villain to adoptive father, but never lost sight of those adorable (and evil) Minions. Maybe there’s a toon in there someday, but in the meantime, there’s already a few solo adventures, including the “Banana” mini movie on the Despicable Me Blu-ray and DVD – not to mention “Home Makeover” and “Orientation Day”. Take a look!

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog Review

Disney's The Princess and the Frog Review

The latest and greatest animated film to the Disney collection has just recently been released on Blu-ray and DVD March 16th, as we can welcome Tiana and her lovable tale The Princess and the Frog to our homes. The film marks Disney’s triumphant return to the realm of traditional animation, it’s first in the field since Home on the Range in 2004. Once Toy Story hit theaters in 1995, so many animated projects have drifted towards the computerized CG world that Pixar, and later DreamWorks and Sony amongst others, made so popular. Returning to it’s roots, and taking cues from Snow White, the movie that started it all, the House of Mouse has a true gem with The Princess and the Frog! But the tale can’t be all that easy, can it…?

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