Disney filmmakers are known for sneaking characters into pretty unlikely places, such as this one.
And this one. Oh, and this one too.
They even snuck a familiar mouse friend into the studio's first film, Snow White.
"There's dirty work afoot!"
Let's dive into Disney's 50th animated feature, Tangled and see how they blend their unique
wit with modern technology to hide well-known faces in plain sight.
Here we first see baby Rapunzel and... okay, wait she is just so adorable.
As I was saying, here's baby Rapunzel. She's joined by her parents and a couple other characters
from Tangled. On her mobile is a green chameleon, white horse, and a yellow duck - resembling
Pascal, Maximus, and the Snuggly Duckling logo.
Cool, but not nearly as cool as, PINOCCHIO CHILLIN' IN THE SNUGGLY DUCKLING.
"I was going to school, but then I met somebody!"
Speaking of the pub, what looks like your seemingly average pub thugs here, aren't so.
These two fellas are inspired by the likeness of Tangled co-directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard.
In addition, they voiced the characters all while directing the film. Hashtag double threat.
We could really talk about the pub thugs all day. Check out Hook Hand playing the piano here,
which, by the way, reminds us of another character with a hook for a hand that's also a great piano player.
Filmmakers have confirmed that the backdrop behind the piano is directly influenced by
the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The Snuggly Duckling is a haven to Easter eggs. Out of nowhere a tusked warthog shows
up on the pub floor. Probably a mere coincidence, but we couldn't help but think of the cheery
and carefree Pumbaa.
OK! We're finally out of the pub. Flynn and Rapunzel hit up a bookstore and BOOM! Beauty
and the Beast lies on the floor next to Flynn and Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid sits atop
a table in the upper right-hand corner, and Sleeping Beauty is displayed in front of the window.
Now let's take a step back and check out Rapunzel's elusive bedroom. Here we see Rapunzel rather
tangled-up, zing, but what's more interesting is the spinning wheel in the background.
Safe to say that's taken directly from the enchanted spinning wheel in Sleeping Beauty.
Perhaps one of the most famous nods to Tangled doesn't even take place in Tangled.
By this point it's pretty well-known amongst fans that Rapunzel and Flynn Rider attended Elsa's coronation in Frozen.
As for Flynn, towards the end of the movie when he escapes from the castle via slick
aerodynamics, he soars over three blue pigeons that draw similarities to the pigeons featured in Bolt.
"Forget about it!"
As seen with the other Easter eggs we have referenced, Tangled filmmakers made it their
mission to include princess nods whenever possible. During Rapunzel's "When Will My
Life Begin" number, we see the poisonous apple from Snow White on the low post of the stairs.
On the next post up, if you squint your eyes you can see a shape of a slipper, paying respect
to Cinderella. Finally, we see a rose on the next stair post, which is another nod to Beauty and the Beast.
There you have it, 10 Easter eggs from Tangled. Do you think we missed any?
Let us know in the comments along with what movie you want us to take a look at next.