Unpopular Opinion Time
I, a die-hard Tangled fan who runs not one, but two Tangled blogs, legit DO NOT WANT a live action Tangled movie. Above and beyond me thinking that Disney is really overdoing it with the live action remakes, I don’t think it would translate well at all into live action.
- One of the major characters is a horse cop dog, which they would have to render in CGI, and would end up looking ridiculous in a live action setting. Unlike Pascal, Maximus is a character who is never left out of stage show productions, because he’s actually important to the plot. (It doesn’t matter how much you like Pascal, you have to admit that he’s not actually important to the plot of the movie. Everything he does can be done in a different way with little to no effort on the writers’ parts.) He’s also a comical character, which would get awkward fast.
- There’s a lot of slapstick in Tangled that would either have to be omitted (thus leaving out a good chunk of Eugene’s charm), would have to be rewritten into a wordier kind of slapstick (which they do in stage shows at the Disney Parks, and which works fine in that format where the whole plot is condensed down and narrated), or would end up looking as ridiculous as a CGI horse cop dog in an otherwise serious setting.
- I can almost guarantee you that I would be disappointed with one or more casting choice. I am extremely picky when it comes to these characters.
This does not mean that I would not welcome a live action Rapunzel from Disney. I just don’t think they should go with the characters and plot of Tangled. Frankly, if they chose to make a live action Rapunzel, I would like to see them tackle Glen Keane’s original story idea, with Bastion and Grifol and Xavier the Blacksmith.