Family. Featuring the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, MC Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett. Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard.

Blondes certainly have more fun in Disney’s glorious animated reworking of the Rapunzel fairytale that marries a hilarious script with dazzling visuals.

%movie(41380) The traditional recipe of rousing love ballads and a boo-hiss villain is stirred to perfection by directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, who draw heavily from The Little Mermaid as their plucky heroine abandons her tower and explores a world previously out of reach.

Crucially, screenwriter Dan Fogelman manages to appeal to both children and adults, peppering his fantasy world with cuddly critters and underscoring the tomfoolery with a romance that tugs the heartstrings without ever becoming cloying.

The 3D format isn’t too obtrusive, employed most effectively in a wonderful sequence involving hundreds of fire lanterns, the camera swirling through the sky as the flickering flames dance before our eyes.

Tangled is a delight, carrying us along on Rapunzel’s haphazard adventure.

Vocal performances are almost as lively as the animation and Alan Menken and Glenn Slater’s soundtrack hits all the right notes, ensuring we leave the cinema with a smile and a joyful tear in the eye.