How Tangled Could Have Been Seriously Creepy (Disney)

  • Published on May 30, 2019
  • Get ready to be shocked as we dive into the dark origins of Disney's Tangled! On this animated adventure, we look at the Brothers Grimms' fairy tale, "Rapunzel." Oh dang, have things come a long way! This older tale is full to the brim with scandal, betrayal, a vast desert, punishment, and one fierce Mother Gothel. Put your time travel hat on as we go back in time to the beginning of "Once Upon a Time."
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  • yumcherrypie
    yumcherrypie 18 hours ago


  • the scarecrow
    the scarecrow 5 days ago

    There's....some questionable geography in this story.

  • The Lars Person
    The Lars Person 9 days ago

    I love these darker disney stories! You are a great story teller! Keep it up!

  • Sweet_ Cake
    Sweet_ Cake 10 days ago

    I love scary videos so his is perfect for me

  • Nicky Nicks
    Nicky Nicks 12 days ago

    I’m sorry but if you think Gothel is the victim in all of this… that’s just dumb

  • ThatGCrystal x
    ThatGCrystal x 15 days ago


  • Cult Member
    Cult Member 15 days ago +1

    Their were like 7 flags
    *H O W*
    *DID SHE*
    *NOT KNOW*

  • Beattie Smith
    Beattie Smith 15 days ago

    Never herd this theory of repunzel but after much thought I have come to realise maybe the witch was the secret protagonist by kidnapping repunzel at an early age and raising her as her own she saved her from a life of incest as it was often common practise in those times. witches often represented the idea of secular beliefs, and the idea of free will vs fate which is a continued theme in most stories I dunno I’m probably just to high tell me I’m wrong

  • That80sGuy1972
    That80sGuy1972 17 days ago +1

    Lovely and brilliant video, like the others I watched on your channel. I have a fun challenge for you. Those dark stories eventually evolved into kid stories, becoming fairy tales and then Disney movies. Here's my challenge, do that with some modern horror stories, make a few videos of what 200 years from now a fairy tale or a Disney movie would be about John Carpenter's Vampires, Stephen King's It, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein and-or Braham Stoker's Dracula for example.

  • GrandeButeraAllAbout Ariana

    Into the woods litterrally just recreate the REAL tangled

  • VincentoValentine
    VincentoValentine 20 days ago

    Rapunzel is actually a kind of salat, not a flower. Rapunzel means Salat! I am from Germany, I know.

  • Fred N.
    Fred N. 24 days ago

    Wow, that would NEVER happen if the parents were more wise!

  • Rainbow Kari
    Rainbow Kari 27 days ago

    I am 13, and I remember my grandma reading this to me when I was little (about 4 years old) and I don't know WHY I wasn't scared or at least concerned. ( English isn't my 1st language, sorry if I have mistakes)

  • Jen D
    Jen D Month ago

    Maybe if you venture outside of Disney.... you’d realise Juliet of Romeo and Juliet was only 14. Pretty common age for marriage at the time. The original fairy tales were beautiful.

  • Wolfero6 Yeeet
    Wolfero6 Yeeet Month ago

    Rapunzel... wink wink

  • TheRed Ghostman
    TheRed Ghostman Month ago

    People only lived till there 30's people were considered an adult at 13 the Jewish have passing for their children at 13 and it is the passing from a child to an adult

  • Fire Bird
    Fire Bird Month ago

    Baba Yaga

  • TheMidnightBanshee 59

    in their time 15 was an adult

  • Kaden Spencer
    Kaden Spencer Month ago

    *loves rapunzels hair* in the movie. most forms of affection in the movie directly interact with her hair.

  • Sonni
    Sonni Month ago

    In Germany we get told the 'older and darker' tale of Rapunzel so that was not a surprise for me... but it's a very nice video

  • Neome Hollow
    Neome Hollow Month ago

    One more thing I heard a rumor about snow whites origin I've not been able to prove yet, I was told by a friend that she was kept like a prisoner in the home of the dwarves forced to cook and clean for them chained to a wall and "used" nightly my buddy was ready this story as a child (30 years ago) but I've found no evadince to prove it

  • Neome Hollow
    Neome Hollow Month ago

    Also this is not a disney movie but it is a story from the brothers Grimm "how the children played butcher" I bring this up because I would honestly like to know the reason somekne would need to fabricate such a dark and sick short story what was its purpose

  • Neome Hollow
    Neome Hollow Month ago

    Have you done a snow white origin story? I know in the original tale they make the witch woman dance herself to death in iron hot shews but they never mention this in the disney version, I guess that's because they just kill her off, also as far as I know it wasn't a kiss that woke up snow white it was a jostle of her coffin where she was dropped and the apple became disloged in her windpipe

  • Neome Hollow
    Neome Hollow Month ago

    Oh you covered it haha never mind that's awesome

  • Neome Hollow
    Neome Hollow Month ago

    The repunsle story i remember her "mother" finds out a man was there when she started looking pregnant she cut repunsles hair and I believe she blinded the girl if it wasnt her she blinded it was the prince I can't actually remember anymore

  • Lexi uwu
    Lexi uwu Month ago

    my favourit stori is clifford goes to scol

  • Brian The Magic Minion

    *W H O O P S , R E W I N D !*

  • Alana Gehman
    Alana Gehman Month ago

    10:36 Sandlot: For-e-ver

  • Pikachu 91
    Pikachu 91 Month ago

    Imagine how much shampoo and conditioner she needs for Rapunzel's long hair! Lol

  • Mother Gemma
    Mother Gemma Month ago

    another version is into the woods but still not the same

  • Lyndsey Paige
    Lyndsey Paige Month ago

    2:16 that sandlot reference 😂

  • misheru
    misheru Month ago

    Thorn.. Blind..

  • UnderNerd X
    UnderNerd X Month ago

    Oh hey, at my school library (btw, I am only in fifth grade,) they had this exact story but in a graphic novel- allowing kids as young as kindergarteners to read it. Great book choices, *name of my school*.

  • my life is a joke
    my life is a joke Month ago

    - your drawings make the story even more creepier -

  • Gia Madi
    Gia Madi Month ago

    Who is watching this while the movie "Tangled" is playing on the tv??

  • official official
    official official Month ago

    Has anyone here read mother knows best?

  • Luciana Kagamine
    Luciana Kagamine Month ago

    I love how she always says red flag xD

  • Sparrow Klemme
    Sparrow Klemme Month ago +1

    I'm really sorry sis, but I cannot get behind being "Team Gothel."
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this is a textbook case of Stockholm Syndrome. Especially with how Gothel belittles Rapunzel, then tells her she's "just teasing", that can be interpreted as a manipulation tactic to make her insecure and dependant. This part is a little more obscure, but notice how her nickname for Rapunzel is Little Flower, and how whenever she kisses Rapunzel on the head, she's actually kissing her hair?
    And furthermore, in Disney's retelling, yeah her flower was stolen, but never once was it established as HER flower. The flower belonged to the forest, and that did not make it whatsoever justifiable to steal a child from the king and queen. The child being taken was never part of any bargain after all, and that's just straight up kidnapping.
    Mother Gothel, I don't think, loved Rapunzel. She may have tricked herself into thinking she loved her to justify her actions, but she loved her hair. She loved being young and healthy. Never once did she take into consideration Rapuznel's own emotions, as she kept her locked in that tower for entirely selfish reasons. Not to mention, she also tried to lock her up the moment Rapunzel tried to leave, threatening to keep her by her side unwillingly forever, and proceeded to stab Eugene without a single second thought, simply so he'd be out of the way.
    And even when she died, knowing full well everything that Gothel had done to her Rapunzel reached out when she fell, because she recognized her as her caretaker. Which is SO disturbing, like I said before, that is major Stockholm Syndrome.

    So, yeah. Down with Mother Gothel.

    • Kaeri
      Kaeri Month ago +1

      I agree. And if you have watched Tangled the series, she abandoned her daughter for Rapunzel, which is also messed up!

  • Natalie Chan
    Natalie Chan Month ago

    R E D F L A G!

  • xX ᴇ ʟ ɪ s ᴀ Xx !

    I thought Gothel was spelled *Gobble*

    • xX ᴇ ʟ ɪ s ᴀ Xx !
      xX ᴇ ʟ ɪ s ᴀ Xx ! 2 months ago

      @Julie Chat Omg thats so embarrassing I didn't notice that TwT sorry

    • Julie Chat
      Julie Chat 2 months ago

      @xX ᴇ ʟ ɪ s ᴀ Xx ! I understood that, it's just that you're writing Gothle instead of Gothel

    • xX ᴇ ʟ ɪ s ᴀ Xx !
      xX ᴇ ʟ ɪ s ᴀ Xx ! 2 months ago

      @Julie Chat That's what I mean, I know it's Gothle now, I used to think it was pronounced and spelled "Gobble"

    • Julie Chat
      Julie Chat 2 months ago


  • e j
    e j 2 months ago

    Get the hairbrushes and get in there, bois.

  • Emo__ Trash
    Emo__ Trash 2 months ago +2

    She didn't "spat on the ground below" actually all her youth went away and mother gothel turned to dust before she hit the ground and only her cloak hit the ground

  • Denise Jeffries
    Denise Jeffries 2 months ago +1

    Though the book version presents a younger Rapunzel that age would not be viewed poorly for that time period. Not supporting, just acknowledging.

  • Rebekah N
    Rebekah N 2 months ago +1

    Beauty and the Beast is my fave. Nothing like teaching kids that it's ok to be smart while encouraging Stockholm Syndrome.

  • Rebekah N
    Rebekah N 2 months ago +1

    I'd love a story where the dude climbs up her hair, sees that she's a kid and then climbs back down. Meanwhile, she's leaning out the window shouting, "Who are you? What is jailbait?"

  • Ace Clover
    Ace Clover 2 months ago


  • 100k subscribers wothout a video challenge!

    I just read your description and I am 10.

  • 13hkelles
    13hkelles 2 months ago

    Not Disney but very good book and movie, despite they're many differences. Blood and Chocolate! Loved the book, found the movie, very different endings!

  • MakParis Supreme
    MakParis Supreme 2 months ago

    before tangled came out when i was like 3 my mom had a rapunzle game on her computer and it had this story in stead of the one from the movies. it was a game where you had to make the magical flowers grow, and then the neighbor came and took some. you also had to raise rapunzel and sneak the prince out of the tower. man i miss that game.

  • lawnmower
    lawnmower 2 months ago

    "tangled's dark roots" haha like hair roots hhahahahhahahahahahha

  • Oscar The FunnyDoggo
    Oscar The FunnyDoggo 2 months ago

    Great video!!

  • Oscar The FunnyDoggo
    Oscar The FunnyDoggo 2 months ago

    I love her voice!

  • Ravendoesntreallywantto
    Ravendoesntreallywantto 2 months ago +1

    ⚠️ WARNING TANGLED THE SERIES SPOILERS ⚠️ apparently in the Tangled Series at the same time a drop of the moon also fell to the earth and made it created the ‘Moonstone’ and Gothel apparently had a daughter called Cassandra and Gothel hated and when she’d gotten Rapunzel, abandoned Cassandra and blah blah blah. But Rapunzel’s always been chosen over Cassandra who, guess what becomes Rapunzel’s Lady in Waiting. They become best friends and Cassandra is sick of being the number 2 and barely getting noticed and joins Rapunzel on her journey to find the moonstone and betrays her, snatching the moonstone before Rapunzel could reach it and says “I told you to be careful who you trust” and is now the owner of the moonstone and she harnesses an intense amount of power and is the Villain in season 3 but she’s being manipulated by some fairy.

  • A Gum Packet
    A Gum Packet 2 months ago


  • Shania Studios
    Shania Studios 2 months ago

    I read Grimm's story
    In school!!

  • Nevaeh J
    Nevaeh J 2 months ago +1

    I have always thought Gothel loved repunzel in the movie seeing as I've never read the book, and ngl I cry when she dies and falls from the tower while thinking back to the time she said "I really do love you Repunzel" and the time she hugged her after her awsome song mother know best

  • Wolf Duck Studios
    Wolf Duck Studios 2 months ago

    Finally! Someone else that's on the Gothel didn't deserve the nonsense I mean come on we rule this country so we can steal the flower you cared for sure it restored her life but if the king and queen had been decent enough to ask I bet Gothel could have healed the queen without killing the flower!

  • Chiara Offreduccio
    Chiara Offreduccio 2 months ago

    Many Fairy-Tales are romanticized versions of legends of the Saints. Rapunzel is based on Saint Barbara, one of the 14 Holy Helpers. Barbara was the daughter of a powerful Roman politician who kept her in a tower, presumably to prevent her from being married off to someone undesirable. Barbara found a way to communicate with a priest via a window in her tower cell, and she converted to Christianity. Barbara’s father found out that she was Christian because she asked for two more windows to be installed, so she’d have three windows in honor of the Trinity. So he dragged her by her hair down before the Roman governor and tried to force her to sacrifice to the gods. She refused, affirmed her Christianity, and her father took a swing at her neck with his sword, at first just chopping off her hair but eventually killing her. As punishment, God had Barbara’s father die in a spontaneous explosion, which is why Barbara is the Patron Saint of Fireworks and Gunpowder.

  • Aster Summersault Renegade Warrior of Asgard

    Question: isn't rapunzal supposed to be a type of lettuce not a flower?

  • Gacha Storm
    Gacha Storm 2 months ago

    I really want to see Cinderella next