“When Zac came in to record, he immediately understood who the character was,” says co-director Nathan Greno. “He was this likeable swashbuckling thief and he could really pull it off. Zac really helped us find the character. Once you’ve got the character’s voice going, you know exactly what to do with him in the next sequence. He was so effortlessly funny and clever, and it was exactly what we needed for Flynn. The character is kind of a bad boy, and yet you feel like you want to hang out with him. We were a little bit nervous when it came time to ask if he could sing, but he blew us away with his singing performance.”
Asked how does Disney turn well-known fairytale of Rapunzel upside down, Levi explains, “It’s a really cool—I hate using words like `hip' and `modern'—I’ll say relevant take on an old classic. I like how they turned it on its head a little bit. I don’t believe that Flynn was a part of the original story, but that’s one of the improvements. And Flynn helps get Rapunzel out of that tower so they can go on this really dynamic journey together."
Opening across the Philippines on Feb. 2 in Digital 3D and regular cinemas, “Tangled” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.