Director: Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
Year Released: 2010
Snappy - and apparently quite expensive - update of the Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel tale, complete with musical numbers, a snarky horse and barfly warriors who dream of working in the arts. The underlying warning about helicopter parenting backfiring is quite clear (Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, scoots out when she finally turns 18) - gotta inspire a delight in the world, not warn children of the dangers - though this does seem cobbled together from so many other Disney movies that a certain 'freshness' is lacking. Of course, it's still designed to be highly entertaining, and the number for "I've Got a Dream" is sheer bliss.