I wasn’t particularly following news about the upcoming 3-D re-release of Beauty and the Beast, because I’m not a huge fan of that movie format. (The film was released to home video in 3-D last October, and it will begin running in theaters starting January 13.) But I did just hear one tidbit that makes me much more interested in potentially seeing it.
Showing before the main feature will be a new short, “Tangled Ever After”, a sequel to last year’s Rapunzel retelling Tangled. It involves the wedding of Flynn and the princess, and as this clip shows, the horse and the lizard manage to lose the rings:
I’m really amazed by how effective animation has become in capturing realistic expressions. Check the look Flynn gives the little gnome guy as the bride enters. The plot description of “Tangled Ever After” is as follows:
When Pascal and Maximus, as flower chameleon and ring bearer, respectively, lose the gold bands, a frenzied search and recovery mission gets underway. As the desperate duo tries to find the rings before anyone discovers that they’re missing, they leave behind a trail of comical chaos that includes flying lanterns, a flock of doves, a wine barrel barricade, and a very sticky finale. Will Maximus and Pascal save the day and make it to the church in time?
Update: Here’s another clip, showing Pascal chasing down one of the escaped wedding rings. I imagine all those flying props look amazing in 3-D.