5 Ways in 5 Days: Day 3 ~ A ‘Tangled’ Review + GIVEAWAY

Last night I put out on FaceBook that if I hit 200 followers over night I would run my Tangled giveaway today; so a big thanks to Philippa for being #200!

This morning we laid out a ‘magical’ rug for a magical picnic while we watched Tangled (again). We put on our fairy dresses (okay, I am still in my PJs but that’s beside the point) and did our hair in plaits with some pretty ribbon, clips, bands and headbands and then sat down to a morning tea of hot chocolate with a marshmallow and popcorn while the movie ran.

I learned this morning that plaits are how you know your hair is magic. I suppose that’s probably true, there is something special about them on little girls.

Tangled follows the adventures of Rapunzel as she escapes Mother Gothel and the tower she has been kept in for the first 18 years of her life. Along with thief, Flynn Rider they set off to live out her dream of seeing the floating lights; which occur every year on her birthday.

Tangled has become a fast favourite in this household since it arrived. And not just with the girls. I have to be honest; I don’t know much about the classic tale of Rapunzel, so I don’t know how true this version is to the original, however I am pretty sure the first depiction of the Princess locked in an ivory tower wasn’t nearly as spunky as this one voiced by Mandy Moore.

The move away from more demure Princesses who needed saving to a strong, leading female character who makes things happen for herself and wields a fry pan as a weapon is a welcome change. I love the old school Disney characters (and am still Snow Whiteless, I might point out), but I think in terms of empowering our girls in this day and age there needs to be more ‘Princess’ roles like this.

I also love that the ‘hero’ Flynn Rider (voiced by Zachary Levi), isn’t the typical male role. He is not perfect or a Knight in Shining Armour. He’s just a man, quite a funny man with questionable morals and dreams when you first meet him. He has just as much spunk as Rapunzel and offers many moments of laugh-out-loud goodness.

There are some scarier moments with Mother Gothel towards the end of the movie, which my littlies tend to miss every time. That’s toilet break time, apparently, so I am happy to let them watch it.

As only a Disney movie can; Tangled mixes action, catchy songs, vibrant scenes and likable characters perfectly.

Tangled is available on DVD from the 11th of May (yes, that’s today).

Thanks to Walt Disney Studios and Porter Novelli I have one copy of Tangled on DVD to giveaway! To be in the running all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your hair’s power would be if it were magic.

Entries close midnight May 20th 2011 (AEST, ie Sydney time) and will be drawn by Random.org. Please note, entry is only open to Australian residents and be sure I have your contact details in case you win!!

If the prize is not claimed within a week, this competition will be redrawn. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own. 

**Edited to amend finish date (now the 20th May) due to two days of blogger issues resulting in comments being disabled**

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  1. I wish my hair had the magical power to be straight! Too many messy curls hehe πŸ™‚

  2. On a practical sense I wish my hair was magical enough to clean the house for me as that is what I have been doing ALL. DAY. LONG.

  3. My hairs magical power is to be a shape shifter – so many colours, so many cuts! It can blens & move with anyone /anything!!

  4. My hairs power would be to just "do" itself every day. I cant do anything except a basic pony tail!

    Kirdy xox

  5. I absolutely *love* this movie – and have actually already won a copy (tee hee) – so don't count me in πŸ™‚ But I just dropped by to let you know that I've included your giveaway in my giveaway round up tonight! xxxCate
    PS: I hear you met my buddy the Planning Queen – she's a doll isn't she?!

  6. A special power for my hair…. I'm thinking I'd love my hair to have some sort of magical recording device that captured all the smiles and laughs that my little man seems to turn off when the 'real' camera comes out. Cheeky little man he is, so if I could have magic hair that captured those moments for me – Bliss xx

  7. I would like my hair to magically cut its self.

  8. For my hair to grow in size and length to be like an extra set of hands.

  9. If my hair was magic it would be like a cowboys rope and wrangle all the kids up to get ready in time πŸ™‚

  10. I wish my hair had an Anti Frizz power especially on rainy days πŸ™‚

  11. If my hair were magic, it would STAY PUT – I have thick hair, but it falls out πŸ™


  12. My hair would be able to turn into wings so I can fly. Then I could fly the girls down to see their Nanna In Tassie whenever we wanted, rather than the once a year Nanna comes to us! πŸ™‚

  13. My magical hair would grow brown….for some silly reason it keeps growing back grey and I have to spend a fortune to colour it!

  14. Grow faster,straighter with just the right amount of body and never fall out. Reminds me of my sister's doll that after pressing a button would "grow" a lovely glowing length of red hair from it's scalp! There something glorious about long flowing locks.

  15. There is something glorious about long flowing locks. My perfect hair would be quick growing, straight with lots of body and never fallout (I really hate finding it again when it does!)Not fussed about colour, it's all lovely.

  16. My hair's magic power would unfortunately be the ability to catch flies and bugs! I have curly, frizzy hair. Doh

  17. If my hair was magic it would have the ability to drive other people crazy just like it does daily to me!

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