Dan Cooper (Painting), Kevin Nelson (Drawing) | Digital
"Key for an aborted scene that was to done in production by our brilliant matte painter, Jang Lee as a P-Map.
…….Which I think means a projection on primitive geometry…and stuff.
This is painted over a great development drawing by Kevin Nelson”
Source: Dan Cooper Blog Splotch
This Corona map and corresponding concept art show three things that were in a previous draft of “Tangled” but never made it into the original film:
(1) A gondola ride though the village canal
(2) Rapunzel meeting Gothel at the Lost Princess memorial
(3) A wedding at the castle cathedral
Flynn and Gothel in the Forest
Paul Felix | Digital
At one point in the development of the story, Flynn seems to have met Gothel while he went to gather firewood. She apparently goes to find him, to murder him, but something happens so that Flynn shakes her hand instead.
Now that would have been an interesting scene, wouldn’t it? I think it could be worked into a fanfiction nicely.
It sort of makes me think of the scene between Flynn and the Queen, actually.
Source: The Unofficial Paul Felix blog
Having Flynn make a deal with Mother Gothel would have made it so much more heart wrenching. I’m somewhat disappointed this didn’t show up.
Oh yeah, that’s right! I totally forgot, there was a Kevin Nelson drawing that he named “Flynn’s Deal" (in the filename)! I guess that indistinct female figure in it is supposed to be Gothel?
I don’t know if it would’ve been a terrible deal though. Maybe just, “Keep her safe and bring her back to the Tower” or “drop her off at the memorial" or something, and Flynn would be all, "m’kay, yer way creepy though, I’m very suspicious," … or something. Then again, maybe they had planned for the story to have that slightly darker turn though, where Flynn agreed to do something for Gothel (maybe to get the satchel back), and planned to betray Rapunzel. If so, I’m glad it didn’t end up in the final film. He would have been a slightly different, less likeable character to me if he even thought of betraying Rapunzel.