January 13, 2012 – The Special Short Film Tangled Ever After is Released to Theaters
“Oh, come on! They still can’t get my nose right!!”
On January 13, 2012, the special short film Tangled Ever After was released to theaters as the short before the 3D version of Beauty and the Beast. The short is a continuation after the final events of the animated feature film Tangled. It was written and directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, and stars Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, Zachary Levi as Flynn, Alan Dale as the Priest, and Kari Wahlgren as the Queen.
The short is set on Rapunzel and Flynn’s wedding day, and everyone in the entire kingdom is excited about the day’s events. Hook-Hand Thug is playing the organ at the ceremony, while Maximus is the ring bearer and Pascal is the flower chameleon. Rapunzel appears to walk down the aisle, and everyone is awed by how beautiful she looks. As Pascal and Maximus watch, one of the flowers from Pascal’s basket falls, and Maximus accidentally breathes it in. The flower causes him to sneeze, and the sneeze sends the rings flying off the pillow and rolling out the side door of the church. When asked for the rings, the kingdom falls apart into chaos – but only in the pair’s imaginations. To save the wedding, the two sneak out and chase after the rings around the kingdom. The pair separate after the rings fly in different directions, with Pascal ending up with his tongue stuck to an ice sculpture in his pursuit, and Maximus being flown past the windows of a church thanks to a catapult effect from a wagon.
Pascal runs into a bigger problem when his ring ends up attached to a floating lantern, which ends up amongst hundreds of other lanterns. Maximus chases after his ring in a carriage, and while he is able to grab it with his teeth, he is knocked out by several commemorative frying pans. The lanterns are released early, but Pascal is able to find the ring, only to find himself thousands of feet up in the air. In the end, after several chaotic events, the pair are able to retrieve the rings and end up back at the church just in time to the shock of the guests as the pair looks a complete mess, covered in tar and strange clothing. Although they save the wedding, the troubles are far from over for the pair, as they accidentally push the wedding cake out the same side door.