As a lover for Tangled which is Disney’s newest fairytale I have
decided to go into detail about the legend of Rapunzel,what versions of
the tale is out there and concept art of Rapunzel.
Rapunzel is a Brothers Grim fairytale (the creators that brought you
Cinderella & Snow White) and she the story of Rapunzel is as
A lonely couple that wanted a child lived next to a walled garden
which belonged to an enchantress named Dame Gothel. The man’s wife
noticed a plant as a result of his wife’s pregnancy and it belonged to
Gothel(the garden). He begged for mercy and so the old woman agreed to
be lenient on condition that the unborn child would be surrendered to
her at birth. When the baby was born the young girl was brought up by
Gothel as her own. Whenever someone comes to see Rapunzel from the tower
they say Rapunzel,Rapunzel let down your hair and her long beautiful
golden hair would fall down from the tower so that the person would
climb up on her hair. One day a handsome prince rode through the forest
and heard Rapunzel singing from her tower. Enchanted by her singing
voice he went to look for the girl and found the tower but he couldn’t
find a way to see her. When he finally climbed up when Dame Gothel was
gone he asked her to marry him and she accepted.
In another version the prince was blinded by thorns and Gothel cut
Rapunzel’s hair and she had the hair that she had cut off as a decoy for
the prince who (as I mentioned above)was blinded by the thorns. He
searched for her until he heard a young girl with short blonde hair
singing and they married.
In another version the ending revealed that the witch untied
Rapunzel’s hair after the prince leaped from the tower but it slipped
from her hands and landed in the tower this left the witch trapped in
The original story came from the story of Rudaba in an ancient Iranian book called Shahnameh written by Ferdowsi around 1000 bc.
Shrek 3: Rapunzel was working for Prince Charming in this movie and she was in fact bald in the end of the film.
Barbie as Rapunzel: This one was about a girl who loved to paint and her
evil mother Gothel locked her in a tower and she was in love with
Rapunzel’s father who was a king. Rapunzel used to escape with a purple
dragon who couldn’t fly and a rabbit. Rapunzel falls for a prince who
met Mother Gothel wearing Rapunzel’s chopped hair at some masquerade
Tangled: SPOILERS AHEAD>>>>>.
Disney’s newest fairy tale and this version of Rapunzel is about a lost
princess who’s mother was very ill and she got a healing flower that
only works when Rapunzel would sing a song. She falls for a rogue thief
named Flynn Eugene Fitzherbert Rider and together they go on a whirlwind
adventure together. Near the end of the film it is revealed that
Rapunzel is in fact a brunette and Eugene chopped her hair of using a
broken mirror as he got stabbed by Mother Gothel who wanted to keep
Rapunzel all to herself because she looks around 100 years old and as
Rapunzel sings the following lyrics:
Flower,gleam and glow let your power shine,make the clock reverse
bring back what once was mine, Heal what has been hurt, change the fates
design save what has been lost bring back what once was mine, what once
And it either makes the person young again or it heals them. In the end of the film Rapunzel married Eugene.
Out of the three that I have mentioned Tangled is way better as its
funny and a bit of a tearjerker. Mandy Moore provides the voice of the
beautiful princess and Zac Levi voices Eugene Fitzherbert(aka Flynn