What's in a Name?


Disney raised more than a few eyebrows recently when its upcoming animated film Rapunzel was renamed the comparatively gender-neutral Tangled. "We did not want to be put in a box," said Pixar and Disney Animation Studios president Ed Catmull, still bruised from the underperforming The Princess and the Frog. "Some people might assume it's a fairy tale for girls when it's not." That's the same rationale that got Disney's in-development project The Snow Queen canned (on account of the difficulty of renaming it Snow: Monster Truck Explosion, we presume). [LAT]


  • jcoltons says:

    You people have got to be kidding. It is a fairy tale that has been known as Rapunzel for generations. A movie performs poorly because the story didn't go over very well not because of the title gets changed to Tangled instead of Rapunzel the name it has been know as for years.

  • Ashlynn Larimore says:

    I agree. It is rediculous to think that with the passing of time, more things MUST become "new age", and politically correct. Including the beautiful stories of our childrens past. We wonder why things are getting so corrupt. Disney and Pixar, have made more than enough money to be able to do things "old school" and allow children to be just that "children". I have a 7 month old, and honestly I dont know if I will allow him to watch Disney/Pixar movies, and more. Atleast not the newer ones. The old school - thats where its at, and its sad that children of this age, will not get that chance to enjoy the era.

  • Patience Neufville says:

    they could make any movies they like because i will always like it no matter what.

  • craig says:

    right old school, like the heart warming FIRE, DEVESTATION and MOTHER KILLING like in BAMBI and gay skunk, let's get back to that. woohoo.
    How about making some books for once, you know, know something with a plot that is more than 3 verses.