Interest in 2010 movie ‘Tangled’ surges amid coronavirus pandemic
Disney’s 2010 movie “Tangled” is seeing a resurgence during the coronavirus pandemic.
Google reported on Friday that “what is the name of the kingdom in ‘Tangled'” has been a top search over the last day.
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) March 20, 2020
The name of the kingdom is Corona. In the movie, which stars the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, the animated Rapunzel, who is the princess of Corona, lived her whole life in a tower before the events of the movie begin.
Social media users have been highlighting the coincidence of the names this week.
I’m watching Tangled and I can’t believe Rapunzel practiced social distancing in a tower away from the village of Corona. I just— pic.twitter.com/WfZJl6PNVn
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) March 18, 2020
So… you know how Tangled is all about Rapunzel being kept in an endless quarantine by Mother Gothel? Well, guess what the name of the kingdom is in the film pic.twitter.com/7koHH7aKFi
— David Munday (@DavidMunday815) March 19, 2020
USA Today suggested Americans who are practicing social distancing by remaining inside their houses model their isolation on Rapunzel.
10. Take note from “Tangled” star Rapunzel, who has an entire song dedicated to how she’s spent her days alone in a castle.
Activities include: Ventriloquy, candle-making, papier-mâché and adding a new painting to her gallery.
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 16, 2020
Glenn Slater, who wrote lyrics for the movie, joked in a tweet that he did not use his apparent foreknowledge that “corona” would lead to social disruption to sell any stocks. He also suggested a few more activities for people to try in self-isolation.
— Glenn Slater (@SlaterLyrics) March 20, 2020
As the writer of the original #Tangled lyrics, based on personal experience I’m now adding:
-compulsively check Twitter
-wash and wash and wash and wash my hands
— Glenn Slater (@SlaterLyrics) March 16, 2020
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