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"Tangled" in Tinseltown

Rapunzel returns for a special run. Plus: Sofia makes a cameo.

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    "Tangled" begins a four-week run at the El Capitan on Friday, Sept. 12. A special extra? Sofia from Disney Junior's "Sofia the First" will appear live on stage before every screening. ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    There is probably a boulder, and maybe a plant or two, and possibly a few leaves left on earth that haven't yet heard "Let It Go," but let's be straight here: Everything animate and inanimate knows the joyful juggernaut that is "Frozen."

    And hooray that: In an increasingly splintered, long-tail'd world, it can be a pleasure when everyone can sing along to the same soaring song.

    "Tangled" came before "Frozen," a few years, in fact, and that winsome Disney flick about a take-charge young woman also caught countless fancies, unleashed some beauteous songs (including the sung-under-the-sky-lanterns duet "I See the Light"), and introduced the world to the best worst bar in film history, The Snuggly Duckling.

    Rapunzel, Pascal her trusty steed -- er, chameleon, rather -- and Flynn Rider (swoon) are swinging back into the El Capitan Theatre in Tinseltown for a limited run. Dates? Sept. 12 through Oct. 8, which is about how long one sings the words to "I've Got a Dream" -- the Snuggly Duckling anthem -- once they hear it.

    As for the on-stage surprises this go-around? Rapunzel will appear after the screenings and Sofia of "Sofia the First" will wave hello to the audience before each show.

    And, on certain dates, there's a breakfast before the 10 a.m. showing, and, you betcha: A certain princess with copious amounts of lovely hair will make a charming cameo.

    A special aside to fans of "The Little Mermaid": You totally know that Glen Keane, animator who envisioned Ariel, brought his twinkly magic to Rapunzel and "Tangled"? Yep, this is known.

    It's the first time "Tangled" as been back at the El Cap since its 2010 release. If it has been four years since you've seen the lantern scene, or Rapunzel's taste of freedom, or that Snuggly Duckling sing-along -- complete with the origami unicorn and winged, bearded cherub -- the big screen awaits.

    You're still singing "I've Got a Dream," right? You bet you are.

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