Meet Tangled's Villainous Mother Gothel

Disney has released another character bio for their upcoming computer animated movie Tangled. This one isn’t done through Pixar, but Disney’s in-house animation department, which perhaps explains why there really isn’t all that much excitement for it yet. But this is the same group that brought you Bolt, which was kind of incredible, and the same group that once upon a time made a hilarious movie called The Emperor’s New Groove.

I mention Emperor’s New Groove because the more we see of Tangled the more it seems to resemble that hilarious piece of animated slapstick. I don’t know how well Tangled’s story will work, but everything we’ve seen from it is flat out funny. That holds true with this latest collection of moments from the film, focused entirely on the movie’s villain: Mother Gothel. She’s not your standard wicked step-mother, she’s more of a kidnapper with an addiction to magic hair. Watch:

Does anyone else think it’s weird that Mother Gothel looks sort of like, well, Cher? It’s probably just a coincidence because she also looks a lot like Donna Murphy, a character actress who’s been in everything from Spider-Man 2 to an episode of Ugly Betty, and now finds herself as the voice of Tangled’s Mother Gothel. Here’s what Donna looks like:

Check out three more Tangled character bios released last week right here.

Josh Tyler