We learned back in March that Disney was suddenly terrified of princess movies, and so was changing the title of its Rapunzel movie from, you know, Rapunzel to Tangled. And now we see how far the Mouse is going to de-girl the movie with this trailer.
In case you didn’t get the telegram from the visuals that the main character is like totally a dude, the text reminds us that He’s this and He’s that. He’s unconditionally, completely, and in all other respects 100 percent a guy. Yes, there may be a girl with girly hair in the movie, but she’s only there to make his adventures more interesting: the story’s not actually about her or anything. She won’t even talk much; she might just giggle once in a while.
So all the little boys can rest assured that girl cooties will be kept to an absolute minimum.
Astonishingly, Grady Smith (whom I’m assuming is male) at EW’s PopWatch watched this trailer and appears to think it’s not Flynn Rider-centered enough to draw in boy audiences.
(In other news, has Disney changed its policy on embedding trailers? As recently as six weeks ago, the trailer for Prince of Persia was not embeddable from Disney U.S., though Disney U.K. was happy for people to grab their trailers. But this embeddable trailer appears on a page that appears to be an official Disney channel. Welcome to the 21st century, Walt.)
Tangled opens in the U.S. and Canada on November 24, and in the U.K. on January 28, 2011.
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