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The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rapunzel (voice)
Flynn Rider (voice)
Mother Gothel (voice)
Big Nose Thug (voice)
Hook Hand Thug (voice)
Short Thug (voice)
Vlad (voice)
Guard 1 / Thug 1 (voice)
Guard 2 / Thug 2 (voice)
Guard 3 (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)


After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rapunzel  »

Box Office


$260,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$48,767,052 (USA) (26 November 2010)


$200,807,262 (USA) (27 May 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Schwimmer and Burt Reynolds were cast in roles that were eventually deleted in the pre-production stage. See more »


Rapunzel's hair is just long enough to pull Mother Gothel up, but it is also long enough to lower Rapunzel to the ground, which would take twice as much hair. However, it is seen that Rapunzel loops her hair over hooks when pulling Gothel up, which would allow for half the hair to still be in the tower, with just enough lowered to serve Gothel. See more »


[first lines]
Flynn Rider: This is the story of how I died. Don't worry, this is actually a very fun story and the truth is, it isn't even mine. This is the story of a girl named Rapunzel.
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Crazy Credits

In tribute to Pascal, the directors included a "Chameleon Babies" credit in the film's closing credits, parodying the more traditional "Production babies" credit. See more »


References Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »


Mother Knows Best
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Performed by Donna Murphy
Produced by Alan Menken
Arranged and Orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Recorded and Mixed by Frank Wolf
Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (BMI)/Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP)
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User Reviews

My Favorite Disney Movie
23 October 2010 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

I saw the finished movie at the screening before the wrap party. The movie works on every level. The Characters, the animation, the story, the score, the romance, and it's all very cute as well (in a way Disney can apparently still pull off).

The one thing that I didn't get into was the songs (Except maybe the "Mother Knows Best" reprise). They were a little weak melodically and you won't be singing them for weeks like I do "Part of Your World" every time I watch the "Little Mermaid." However, the songs are good enough not to bring the movie down. There are so many touching scenes in this movie and you will love all of the characters by the end and have an amazing time in the process.

It is definitely worth seeing in the theater, as this is probably the prettiest computer animated movie I've seen. I just can't wait to see it in stereo!

(BTW, I'm a 30 year old male who grew up with Disney. And I feel like I'm being objective when I say this movie works as a movie and not as a movie exclusively for 10 year old girls.)

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