A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this soundtrack from Tangled is produced by the same composers who gave us the soundtracks for The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast and is fine for little princesses. Mandy Moore sings as Rapunzel on a collection of songs that are fun, fresh, and sure to be sung happily ever after.
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What's the story?
Disney brings the story of Rapunzel and her endless locks to life in the TANGLED SOUNDTRACK. It includes five original songs and a score by eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Enchanted) and lyricist Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid). Mandy Moore shines as the voice of Rapunzel, and Zachary Levi ("Chuck") sings as the dashing Flynn Rider. Tony-Award winner Donna Murphy, indie sensation Grace Potter, and funny guys Brad Garrett and Jeffrey Tambor also contribute to the soundtrack.
Is it any good?
Although the story of Rapunzel is a classic, this is the first time it's been brought to the big screen in an animated version by Disney. Moore captures the sweetness and energy of the long-haired princess perfectly, and Levi is a pleasant surprise as the voice of hunky Flynn.
"When Will My Life Begin" is the lead song about Rapunzel's long days in the tower and longing for a new life, and "I See the Light" is a sweet duet between Rapunzel and Flynn, who are both seeing life in a whole new way. Indie-rocker power-voice Potter presents her new song, "Something That I Want," as the end-credit, an upbeat, bluesy rock tune about setting out and getting what you want from life. Overall, it's a pretty magical experience for fans of the movie and fans of good music.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about Rapunzel. Do you know the traditional story of Rapunzel? How is this version different?
Does this music make you want to see the movie? Have you seen ads and commercials about the movie? Where? When you see ads, does it make you want to see the movie or buy the soundtrack?
The story of Rapunzel is about a girl who has been locked away in a tower her entire life. Could you imagine spending every single day in your room alone? What things would you miss if you were Rapunzel?
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