Mandy Moore on Voicing Rapunzel

10.09.2009

Rotten Tomatoes has an interview with pop singer/actor Mandy Moore on her role as the title character for Disney’s next princessy computer-animated feature film Rapunzel Tangled which is slated for a Holiday 2010 theatrical release.

The article includes screenshots from the upcoming film and Moore discusses her character and other things celebrities commonly say about the animated films they’re cast for, such as the difference between voice acting and on-camera work:

“There’s a lot of imagination that goes into doing an animated film, and this really is my first proper, proper one. It’s a lot more draining than you expect. I’m sure you figure, you show up in whatever you’re wearing and you don’t have to be all made up and there’s no waiting around. I think because there’s so much that has to take place in your mind, there’s so much to imagine. And a lot of the time you’re not reading with anyone. It can be taxing in a different way than sitting around waiting all day on a set.”

Chuck star Zachary Levi voices the male prince-type for the film. Tangled is directed by Byron Howard (co-director of Bolt) and Nathan Greno (Bolt writer and story artist) with music by Alan Menken who scored such Disney animated features as Beauty & The Beast, Hercules, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocohantas, and Enchanted.

Update: 2.19.2010 — Wikipedia.org currently has 20 names on its alleged “confirmed cast” list for Tangled, but by comparison the film’s IMDb page has only five cast members listed to date.

Update: 1.26.2010 — Mandy Moore talks Disney’s Tangled with the Associated Press:

Previous news: 9.11.2009 — Mandy Moore to Voice Rapunzel for Disney CGI Feature Film.

[Sources: Toonzone.net, Disnology.com]


Mandy Moore to Voice Rapunzel for Disney CGI Feature Film

09.11.2009

Reuters reports that Mandy Moore has been cast as the voice of Rapunzel for Disney’s “Digital 3D-animated musical action-adventure” currently scheduled for a Holiday 2010 release.

Zachary Levi (star of the sitcom Chuck) was also announced as providing the voice of a “dashing bandit who finds himself on the road with the rebellious teen ‘hair apparent.'”

(This corrects previous reports that these two characters would be voiced by stage stars Kristin Chenoweth and Dan Fogler.)

Rapunzel will be directed by Byron Howard (co-director of Bolt) and Nathan Greno (Bolt writer and story artist) with music by Alan Menken who scored such Disney animated features as Beauty & The Beast, Hercules, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocohantas, and Enchanted.

In related news, Walt Disney Home Studios Entertainment has announced (via Video Business) that it is “expanding its high-end Blu-Ray Disc line, the Diamond Collection,” to include several of their animated classics: The Lion King, Bambi, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Beauty and the Beast.

Disney will release two Diamond Collection titles each year, beginning on 10.06.2009 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Fantasia and Beauty and the Beast are scheduled for release in 2010.

Video Business adds that “each title will be packed with fresh bonus features and will be available for a limited time at retail.” One of the features to be included on Snow White will be a ‘Backstage Disney’ featurette, exploring Hyperion Studios where the film was produced in 1937.

[Source: Toon Zone]