Gorgeous New Concept Art Photos from Disney's Rapunzel
by Alex Billington
August 2, 2009
In Disney's new telling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel, audiences will be transported to a stunning CG fantasy world complete with the iconic tower, an evil witch, a gallant her and, of course, the mysterious girl with the long golden tresses. Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair... lots of hair, when Rapunzel unleashes her locks in theaters for the 2010 holiday. A small batch of new concept art photos (that are not representative of the final CGI look of the film) have popped up over on the official Walt Disney Animation Studios website (via SlashFilm) recently. We've included all of the photos below for your viewing pleasure.
Rapunzel has been in development for a long time at Disney. More than a year ago we featured some other early concept art and first look at the title character, being voiced by Broadway actress Kristin Chenoweth. The animated film is being co-directed by story artist Nathan Greno and Bolt director Byron Howard. The voice cast is also rumored to include David Schwimmer, Matthew Gray Gubler, Dan Fogler, and Peter Sallis. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but originally Rapunzel was supposed to look and feel like a traditional hand-drawn animated Disney film, but in full 3D. We'll keep you updated on all the latest with Rapunzel.