DVD: Tangled (PG)

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The Independent Culture

Disney's do-over of the Grimms' Rapunzel is a light and funny telling of the story of the stolen princess with the magical hair.

Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore are classically decent as Rapunzel and her crook-turned-prince Flynn Rider. But it's Donna Murphy, as the wonderfully passive-aggressive Mother Gothel, who steals every scene. In so much as an animated character can. The animation is beautiful – computer-generated, but with the warmth of old-fashioned Disney animation. You can feel the hand of exec producer John Lasseter (the Pixar man who now runs the House of Mouse's animation arm) in its winning mix of sentimentality and laughs.