Verbal Diorama - Episode 198 - Tangled - Verbal Diorama

Episode 198


Published on: 23rd February, 2023

Seven A.M., the usual morning line-up, start on the chores and sweep 'til the floor's all clean, polish and wax, do laundry, and mop and shine up, sweep again, and by then it's like 7:15

And so I read a book, or maybe two or three, I'll add a few new paintings to my gallery, I'll play guitar and knit, and cook and basically

Just wonder when will my life begin?

Tangled's life began like every other Disney movie. In fact, it was quite similar to Enchanted; a live-action/animation hybrid called Rapunzel Unbraided.

Rapunzel Unbraided would become Rapunzel, which would become Tangled, and unlike Rapunzel's 70ft golden locks, it's a bit of a messy story, with lots of change behind the scenes, lots of delays and a lot of talk of "four quadrant appeal".

Tangled's long, arduous production would lead to it becoming the most expensive animated film ever made - a feat shared with The Lion King (2019), and it would also pave the way for Walt Disney Animation Studio's highest grossing animated film since The Lion King (1994)...

I would love to hear your thoughts on Tangled !



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The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.
Are you interested in how movies are made? Do you wonder how a film went from conception to completion? If so, Verbal Diorama, hosted by Em, is the podcast for you!

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Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

Episodes are audibly book ended by Jess. She sadly passed away in March 2022, aged almost 18. She featured in many episodes of the podcast, and that's why you can hear her at the end of every episode. The role of official feline producer is now held by the comparatively quieter Evie.

I love podcasts, and listen to many, but never my own.

I unashamedly love The Mummy (1999) and Grease 2. I'm still looking for a cool rider.