Mandy Moore on What Disney's Rapunzel Movie Will Be Like
Well, it's a slow news week. Although this is interesting, we know enough about the project already that it's not that exciting. Anyway, Empire recently talked with musician and actress Mandy Moore about voicing the lead character in Disney's upcoming Rapunzel animated 3D musical. The project will be Disney's 50th animated feature and is a passion project for John Lasseter. After being delayed for years, it's finally moving forward at the Mouse House, currently slated for a holiday 2010 release. "I just feel honored to be in such good company. Being a Disney Princess is kind of every girl's ultimate dream," Moore admits. Read on!
So what can we expect from the long-locked royal? "She's sort of the quintessential sassy, feisty Disney heroine. She's quite modern, quite a curious girl as well," says Moore of the once-entowered princess. "She's just coming into her own and is anxious to figure out a way to see the world around her that she's been kept away from for so many years."
Modern, really? I don't know if Ms. Moore knows what she's actually talking about. This version of Rapunzel is based on the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale first published in 1812. I don't think that means it will be set in modern times, but then again, who knows what Disney has up its sleeve. The film is being co-directed by story artist Nathan Greno and Bolt director Byron Howard. Originally Kristin Chenoweth was attached to voice Rapunzel but was replaced by Mandy Moore in this most recent iteration. We featured some beautiful concept art for this back in early August. Stay tuned for more updates on Disney's Rapunzel as they arrive.