09 – Tangled




In this episode, we compare and contrast Disney’s “Tangled” with Giambattista Basile’s “Petrosinella”, “Persinette” by Charlotte Rose de Caumont de La Force, and “Rapunzel” by The Brothers Grimm.


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Princess King Taylor and Vanessa Marek



Soliloquy by Matthew Pablo

Douce Dame Jolie performed by Annwn





Recommended Reading






Grimm, Jacob, Wilhelm Grimm, and Maria Tatar. The Annotated Brothers Grimm. New York: Norton, 2004. Print.

Heiner, Heidi Anne. Rapunzel, and Other Maiden in the Tower Tales from around the World: Fairy Tales, Myths, Legends, and Other Tales about Maidens in Towers. Place of Publication Not Identified: SurLaLune, 2010. Print.

Kurtti, Jeff. The Art of Tangled. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle, 2010. Print


Tangled. WaltDisney, 2010. DVD.

World Wide Web

“Rapunzel.” By the Grimm Brothers: A Comparison of the Versions of 1812 and 1857. N.p., n.d. Web.

“Rapunzel.” Disney Princess. N.p., n.d. Web.

In Brightest Day: The Emotional Abuse of Tangled.” Lady Geek Girl and Friends. N.p., 29 Oct. 2013


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  6. LockdownBrit says

    A great comforting Podcast! Thanks for all your hard work on this Paul, its really helping me in UK Lockdown! Very entertaining and very interesting.

    I loved this Tangled ep, very interesting comparing multiple versions of the story and how and why the story changed over time. Historical context is my jam 🙂 but all the episodes I have listened to so far are so interesting and rich in detail, I want to get through all of them!

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