The Pub Thugs are supporting characters in Disney's 2010 film Tangled.
Role in the film
When Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (aka Eugene Fitzherbert) arrive at the Snuggly Duckling, a seedy pub filled with thugs, the thugs recognize Flynn from the poster and plan to turn him in, but Rapunzel confronts the men stating that she needs Flynn to complete her dream of seeing the lights. The thugs decide to help her, as they also have unfinished dreams. When the guards arrive, Hookhand helps Rapunzel and Flynn by showing them a secret passage way until Maximus discovers it. Later in the film, Maximus rounds up Hookhand, Vladimir, Atilla, Ulf and Shorty to help Eugene escape from death row to save Rapunzel and they succeed. At the end of the film, Hookhand gets his dream come true and becomes a concert pianist, Big Nose finally gets a girlfriend, Ulf is very happy as Eugene narrates, and Shorty is seen at the end of the movie being lifted up by lanterns in his cupid outfit puckering his lips.
Hook Hand is the most prominent of the thugs and serves as their feared leader. He dreams of becoming a concert pianist and is the first thug to reveal his dream to Rapuznel. He also joins in the prison escape with other major members of the thugs. In the end, when Rapunzel is reunited with her family, the king and queen of Corona, Hook Hand becomes a royal musician, as well as the most famous concert pianist in the world.
He returns in Tangled Ever After, playing the piano during Rapuznel and Eugene's wedding.
For live appearances, Hook Hand appears in the Disney On Ice show Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream, as well as the Disney Cruise Line show Wishes. In Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland, Hook Hand is represented in the Tangled play.
Big Nose is the most "beautiful" of all the thugs. He is a hopeless romantic, with the tendency to be constantly abused by Hook Hand. His dream is to find true love who can see his inner beauty. At the end, he ends up finding true love at the party of Rapunzel's return after Hook Hand's hook knocked his helmet onto the woman next to him.
He returns in Tangled Ever After, seem attending Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding.
For live appearances, Big Nose appears in the Disney On Ice show Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream, as well as the Disney Cruise Line show Wishes. In Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland, Big Nose is represented in the Tangled play.
Vladimir one of the most menacing and strongest of the thugs. His hobby includes collecting ceramic unicorns.
Vladimir is first seen at the Snuggly Duckling pub blocking the door from Flynn Rider so that he can turn him in to the guards. However, beautiful Rapunzel halts the attempts and her desire to live her dream inspires the other thugs to reveal and embrace their dreams. Vladimir reveals to Rapunzel that he collects ceramic unicorns. Later on when the guards arrive, Vladimir covers for Flynn by turning in Shorty, another thug. And later, on near the end of the film, Flynn is arrested and Vladimir joins some other thugs in rescuing him by taking out some guards. Vladimir is last seen watching Flynn escape with Maximus to rescue Rapunzel
In Tangled Ever After, Vladimir attends Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding ceremony and sits alongside his fellow thugs. When Rapunzel and her father are about to walk down the isle, Vladimir quickly turns around to watch accidentally knocking a thug out with his horn.
For live appearances, Vladimir appears in the Disney Cruise Line show Wishes.
Attila, along with Vladimir, is one of the Pub's muscle, and wears a large metal helmet that covers his entire face. He loves to bake and dreams of opening a baking shop.
Attila is first seen at the Snuggly Duckling and participates in the brawl over which thug turns in Flynn Rider. Soon after, Atilla and the other thugs are inspired by Rapunzel to reveal their dreams. He shows Rapunzel and talent for baking during so. Later on, Attila helps Flynn escape prison by knocking of the Captain of the Guards with a frying pan. He is last seen watching Flynn escape with Maximus the horse.
In Tangled Ever After, he's briefly seen in the crowd of Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding.
For live roles, Attila also appears aboard the Disney Fantasy in the show Wishes.
Shorty is the oldest and possibly craziest member of the Pub Thugs.
Shorty was first seen without any lines during the song I've Got a Dream. Right after the song, he spots Mother Gothel who is spying on Rapunzel with the thugs. He begins to flirt with her until she puts a knife to his nose and demands to know where the secret tunnel in which Rapunzel and Flynn escaped through leads. Later on, he and the other thugs break Flynn out of prison. Shorty is last seen being floated up into the sky by lanterns.
In Tangled Ever After, Shorty stands next to Flynn at the beginning of the ceremony but is shoved out of the way upon his comment on Rapunzel's appearance. Later, at the end of the ceremony he is seen yelling "Happy Birthday!"
Ulf dreams of becoming a professional mime. He is also the only major Pub Thug without a speaking role.
Ulf is first seen at the Snuggly Duckling pub during the song I've Got a Dream. Later on, Ulf assists some of the other major thugs in their mission to rescue Flynn Rider from prison so that he may rescue Rapunzel from the villain Mother Gothel. Ulf is last seen at the end of the film acting as a mime in front of the crowd (although everyone is bewildered by the act); Flynn remarks that he assumes that Ulf is happy, as he never told him otherwise.
In Tangled Ever After, Ulf can be seen at the wedding ceremony sitting alongside the other thugs.
Gunther is first seen at the The Snuggly Duckling pub during the song I've Got a Dream. He is shown straightening a crooked painting of a puppy in a corner of the pub that he decorated.
Tor is another tough-looking thug covered with weapons. His dream is to be a florist because of his secret talent for organizing plants. He doesn't appear much in the film.
Greno is nicknamed Gretta by Hook Hand. He is a muscular pub thug that was sent by Hook Hand to find some royal guards to turn in Flynn Rider. After the song a "I've Got a Dream", he arrives back with the guards not knowing that the thugs have changed their minds on turning in Flynn. He has a black star tattoo on eack of the inside of his forearm.
The innkeeper has a very little role in the film and is only seen making a soup of chameleons and other lizards which makes Pascal scared. However he plays a bigger role in the Tangled video game in the Snuggly Duckling level.
Axel also has a little role in the film but a big one in the video game. He is very worried about almost everything and he is also the little brother of the innkeeper.
BruiserBruiser is a big tough-looking thug and his likes to knit. He also appears in the video game where he keeps Flynn Ryder and Rapunzel from talking to Vladimir until he gets a drink.
Killer is a smaller thug with lots of needs on his shoulder pads and belts with scissors and thread on them. Killer likes to sew and in the movie is seen sewing a cut on Bruiser's arm.
Fang is not actually seen but is mentioned in the Song "I've Got a Dream" where we see his puppet show performance.
Pirate thug is the second largest thug with Vladamir in first place. He has a big dark red beard and he also has a peg leg. In the film he is seen putting Flynn on the foor while giving a sign to Vladamir to stomp the floor so Flynn flies up. In the video game he is just seen sitting on a chair drinking beer.
Goat Boy has a little role in the movie and he is seen being hugged by the Big Nosed thug when he sings "like everybody else I got a dream". He also appears in the video game when Rapunzel and Flynn get a mission from the Innkeeper to cheer him up. He has a goat whose name is Milton.
- Hook Hand's dream to become a pianist may be based on early Disney character Captain Hook from Peter Pan who had the ability to play the piano rather well in spite of having a hook on his left hand.
- Shorty makes a slight resemblance to Bashful from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Tangled | Tangled Ever After | A Poem Is...
Characters: Rapunzel | Flynn Rider | Mother Gothel | Pascal | Maximus | The Stabbington Brothers | Hook Hand | Big Nose | Vladimir | Shorty | Ulf | Attila | Pub Thugs | Captain of the Guards | The King | The Queen | Four Sisters
Songs: When Will My Life Begin | Mother Knows Best | When Will My Life Begin (Reprise 2) | I've Got a Dream | Mother Knows Best (Reprise) | I See the Light | Healing Incantation | Something That I Want