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But despite my evil look, and my temper and my hook... I've always yearned to be a concert pianist!
―Hook Hand during "I've Got a Dream"

Hook Hand is a supporting character in Disney's 2010 animated feature, Tangled. He is the most prominent of the Pub Thugs, and serves as their feared leader with a dream to become a pianist.

Appearances

Tangled

Hook Hand is first seen glaring at Rapunzel and Flynn (while sporting his hook) as they enter the pub. When Vladimir reveals that Flynn is a wanted man, Hook Hand decides to turn him into the guards for the reward money, and orders Greno to find them. The thugs fight over Flynn, and eventually hold him steady as Hook Hand prepares to knock the thief unconscious. Rapunzel physically assaults Hook Hand to stop this, before pleading for Flynn's freedom so that he can help her experience her dream. Hook Hand responds to this by revealing his own dream to be a concert pianist. The other pubs join in by revealing their own dreams, and they soon establish a friendship with Rapunzel, and by association, Flynn.

However, Greno returns with the guards, unaware of the thugs' change of heart. Hook Hand sneaks Rapunzel and Flynn through a secret passage, but not before giving his wishes to Rapunzel's dream-oriented goal.

Hook Hand returns when Maximus rallies the thugs to break Flynn out of prison in order to rescue Rapunzel. Hook Hand is last seen during Corona's celebration over the return of their lost princess (Rapunzel); according to Eugene's narration, Hook Hand went on to become a famous pianist, just as he had dreamed—he is seen wearing a gold variant of his hook, here.

Tangled Ever After

He returns in Tangled Ever After, playing the piano during Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding.

Tangled: Before Ever After

Hook Hand was the only thug that did not make a physical appearance in Tangled: Before Ever After. His face can be seen on Rapunzel's wall paintings in her bedroom, however.

Tangled: The Series

In "What the Hair?!", Attila reveals that Hook Hand left Corona to tour the world as a professional pianist. In his place at the pub is his brother Hook Foot who, as the name suggests, has a hook for a foot.

Disney Parks

Walt Disney World Resort

Hook Hand makes daily appearances as a face character in the Magic Kingdom's castle show, Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire as one of Donald's guests, along with the other Pug Thugs. Upon arrival, Hook Hand and the other start to cause havoc, even going as far as to fight Vladimir and the other thugs over Minnie Mouse. They are eventually calmed by the arrival of Rapunzel and Flynn, who explain that the thugs are good-natured deep down, which leads to a performance of "I've Got a Dream". Hook Hand and Vladimir later appear during the final portion of the show with the rest of the characters.

Shanghai Disneyland

Hook Hand's likeness is featured on the Tangled-inspired float in the park's daily daytime parade, Mickey's Storybook Express.

Disney Cruise Line

Aboard the Disney Fantasy cruise ship, Hook Hand appears in the Tangled segment where he leads the performance of "I've Got a Dream". Aboard the Disney Magic ship, Hook Hand appears in the stage adaptation of the film, living out the same role.

Trivia

  • At one point during "I've Got a Dream", Hook Hand scraps the keys off his piano with his hook, though it continues to play normally immediately afterward.
  • Hook Hand is the only major Pub Thug not to appear in Tangled: The Series, though the reason why (apart from the in-universe explanation) is unknown.


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Media
Films: TangledTangled Ever AfterTangled: Before Ever After

Television: A Poem Is...Once Upon a TimeSofia the FirstTangled: The Series
Video games: Tangled (video game)Disney INFINITY seriesKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Crossy Road Disney Enchanted Tales
Books: Tangled: The Essential GuideThe Art of TangledLittle Golden BookSticker BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingRapunzel: A Day to RememberBefore Ever AfterComic BooksRapunzel and the Lost LagoonTales of RapunzelRapunzel and the Vanishing Village
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingFairy Tale ForestGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldLe Pays des Contes de FéesVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Disney's WishesFantasy FestivalLa Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale DisneyMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookRoyal TheatreTangled: The MusicalThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Tangled Tree Tavern
Parade: Disney Magic on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterOnce Upon a Time
Christmas: World of Color: Winter Dreams

Characters
Original: RapunzelFlynn RiderMother GothelPascalMaximusThe Stabbington BrothersHook HandBig NoseVladimirAttilaUlfShortyPub ThugsCaptain of the GuardsKing FredericQueen AriannaFour SistersCastle Guards

TV series: CassandraLady CaineVarianOld Lady CrowleyMontyOwlLance StrongbowFernanda PizazzoAndrewSeparatists of SaporiaXavierFidelloPete and StanWillowAngry and RedRuthless RuthHook Foot

Episodes
Shorts: "Checkmate" • "Prison Bake" • "Make Me Smile" • "Hare Peace"

Season One: "What the Hair?!" • "Rapunzel's Enemy" • "Fitzherbert P.I." • "Challenge of the Brave" • "Cassandra v. Eugene" • "The Return of Strongbow" • "In Like Flynn" • "Great Expotations" • "Under Raps" • "One Angry Princess" • "Pascal's Story" • "Big Brothers of Corona" • "The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth" • "Max's Enemy" • "The Way of the Willow" • "Queen for a Day" • "Painter's Block" • "The Brothers Hook"

Locations
Rapunzel's TowerThe Snuggly DucklingCoronaCorona Castle
Songs
Film: When Will My Life BeginMother Knows BestI've Got a DreamI See the LightHealing IncantationSomething That I Want

TV Series: Life After Happily Ever AfterWind in My HairMore of MeFriendship SongListen UpI Will Make You Have Faith In Me

Objects
Rapunzel's Frying PanMagical Golden FlowerRapunzel's Magic HairRapunzel's CrownLanterns
See Also
Disney RevivalAs Told by Emoji


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