Latest Rapunzel Stories

2014-07-23 12:28:28

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tangled, Disney's 2010 blockbuster based on the Rapunzel story, is finally available in audiobook form recorded by award winning narrator, Renee Raudman. Disney released Tangled: The Junior Novelization, in 2010 in conjunction with the premiere of their feature film of the same name. The original film earned over $600 million and an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2010. Now children of all ages, with the help of Raudman's classic and...

Researchers Crack The Ponytail Code
2012-02-13 09:11:49

British scientists reported Friday they have cracked the mathematical conundrum behind the shape of hair that has perplexed humanity since Leonardo da Vinci first pondered it some 500 years ago. The “Rapunzel Number,” a mathematical equation devised by scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick, has helped quantify the curliness of human hair and can be used to predict the shape of any ponytail. Cambridge Professor Raymond Goldstein and...

2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Travina Coleman, Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. Aug. 3--There will be a convergence of fairy tale characters in the woods. Shrek won't be there, but all of the classic characters will be. In Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Into the Woods," many characters are searching to fulfill their own personal goals. Muskogee Little Theatre is opening their performance of "Into the Woods" at 8 p.m. Friday. Clay Guiltner of Norman, guest director for the Tony Award winning musical, said the...

2008-07-15 12:00:39

By Dana Oland, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 15--Happily-ever-after never comes easily. In fact in Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's "Into the Woods," a musical trip through a deconstructed fairy-tale land, it is never really an option. The path promises adventure, true love and dreams fulfilled, despite the typical fairy-tale pitfalls, such as randy wolves, witch's spells and vengeful giantesses. But what the journey really reveals is our deepest, darkest fears: parental abuse,...

2006-08-28 23:33:05

By Paul Gargano LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Dave Matthews walked onstage in front of the sold-out crowd at Verizon Amphitheater on Friday night as if he didn't have a worry in the world. He strolled around the open stage for a minute or so, checked out the crowd and made a few gestures in recognition of their ovation, strapped a guitar over his shoulder and couldn't have been any more nonchalant as he broke into the opener, "Pantala Naga Pampa/Rapunzel." And for the next two...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.