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Tangled: The Series is an American animated musical fantasy television series that premiered on Disney Channel on March 10, 2017 as a movie, and began airing regular episodes from March 24, 2017. It is based on Disney's 2010 computer-animated film Tangled directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. It takes place between the original movie and the short Tangled Ever After. A teaser trailer was released during the Disney Channel Original Movie, The Swap. It began as a Disney Channel Original Movie, titled Tangled: Before Ever After, which premiered on March 10, 2017.[1][2][3]

Tangled: The Series
Tangled - The Series logo.png
Genre Family, Fantasy-comedy, Musical, Adventure
Based on
Developed by
  • Shane Prigmore
  • Chris Sonnenburg
Directed by
  • Tom Caulfield
  • Stephen Sandoval
Starring
Opening theme "Wind in My Hair" by Mandy Moore
Ending theme "More of Me" by Natasha Bedingfield
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (+ 1 movie) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Sonnenburg
  • Shane Prigmore
Producer(s)
  • Joe Crowley
  • Benjamin Balistreri
Running time 25 minutes
63 minutes (movie)
Production company(s) Disney Television Animation
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Original release March 24, 2017 (2017-03-24) – present (present)
Chronology
Preceded by

The series will feature new songs from Alan Menken, who wrote and scored the songs for the original movie, and Glenn Slater.[4] Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, and Paul F. Tompkins reprise their roles from the film. On February 15, 2017, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season ahead of the series premiere.

Contents

PlotEdit

Since being freed from Gothel and reunited with her parents King Frederic and Queen Arianna of Corona, Rapunzel adjusts to her life as their daughter and continues to have different misadventures with Eugene Fitzherbert, Pascal the Chameleon, Maximus the Horse, and their new handmaiden friend Cassandra.

CharactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore[5]) The princess of Corona.
  • Eugene Fitzherbert (voiced by Zachary Levi[5]) – Formerly known as Flynn Rider, he is a reformed thief, Rapunzel's boyfriend and fiancee. He has a mutual dislike and mistrust for Cassandra.
  • Cassandra (voiced by Eden Espinosa[5]) – Rapunzel's best friend, a lady-in-waiting who is the adopted daughter of the Captain of the Guards. She has a strong dislike of Eugene.
  • Queen Arianna (voiced by Julie Bowen[5][6]) – The Queen Consort of Corona, and Rapunzel's birth mother.
  • King Frederic (voiced by Clancy Brown[5]) – The King of Corona, and overprotective father of Rapunzel. Since the night his only child was taken, he naturally dislikes and fears magic of any kind.

RecurringEdit

  • Pascal and Maximus (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker[5]) – Pascal is a chameleon who is the pet of Rapunzel while Maximus is a horse that is owned by the Captain of the Guards.
  • Corona Royal Guards – The Royal Guards that serve King Frederic.
    • Captain of the Guards (voiced by M. C. Gainey[5]) – The unnamed leader of the Royal Guards and Cassandra's adoptive father.
    • Pete (voiced by Sean Hayes[5]) – A member of the Royal Guards.
    • Stan (voiced by Diedrich Bader[5]) – A member of the Royal Guards.
  • Pub Thugs – A bunch of thugs that hang out at a pub and were befriended by Rapunzel and Eugene.
    • Hook Foot (voiced by Jeff Ross[5]) – The hook-footed brother of Hook Hand. Hook Foot takes the place of his brother who is on a world tour as a concert pianist.
    • Big Nose (voiced by Jeffrey Tambor[5]) – A big-nosed thug that is the romantic of the thugs.
    • Shorty (voiced by Paul F. Tompkins[5]) – A short, old, and crazy thug.
    • Vladimir (voiced by Charles Halford[5]) – A thug in a bull-horned helmet that is the strongest of the thugs. He was previously voiced by Richard Kiel in the movie.
    • Attila Buckethead (voiced by Steven Blum[5]) – A thug in a full metal helmet. He was previously voiced by Byron Howard in the movie.
  • Uncle Monty (voiced by Richard Kind[5]) – An elderly shopkeeper in Corona who has personal issues with Rapunzel.
  • Nigel (voiced by Peter MacNicol[5]) – King Frederic's advisor.
  • Xavier (voiced by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje[5]) – A blacksmith.
  • Lance Strongbow (voiced by James Monroe Iglehart[5]) – Eugene's old friend from his thieving days.
  • Varian (voiced by Jeremy Jordan[5]) – A young alchemist who Rapunzel first came to discover the reasons of her golden hair's return and its new mystical properties. Unfortunately, his "scientific genius" destroyed the results of the 80 various tests he performed on it.
  • Quirin (voiced by Jonathan Banks[5]) – Varian's father.

SupportingEdit

  • Mother Gothel (voiced by Donna Murphy) – The deceased adoptive mother of Rapunzel who abducted her as an infant due to her golden hair's unique healing abilities, which she then hoarded for herself to sustain her youth and beauty. She died at the end of the original movie. In the 2D hand-drawn animated show, she is seen in a nightmare of Rapunzel's shortly after mysteriously regrowing her 70-feet golden hair. Gothel claimed that she had "risen from the dead" and that it was time for Rapunzel to return to her tower where she would be "safe and secure."
  • The Stabbington Brothers (voiced by Ron Perlman and John DiMaggio) – The former partners of Eugene, whom he betrayed in his thieving days. They worked with Mother Gothel to get Rapunzel back in order to get revenge.

DevelopmentEdit

On June 3, 2015, Disney Channel announced the series development.[7]

On February 15, 2017, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season ahead of the series premiere.[3][8]

EpisodesEdit

Movie (2017)Edit

Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
Tangled: Before Ever After Tom Caulfield and Stephen Sandoval Jase Ricci March 10, 2017 (2017-03-10) 2.87[9]
Six months after the events of Tangled, Rapunzel is settling into life in the kingdom of Corona, but is unable to enjoy her life with the constant protection of her father's guards. When she and her lady-in-waiting, Cassandra, sneak out of the castle, they come upon some magical rock spires that magically bring back her long blonde hair. To complicate matters, a female rogue, Lady Kaine, appears at Rapunzel's coronation with a hatred of King Frederic. With her mother's encouragement and her father's restraint, Rapunzel solely decides to take her relationship and role in Corona one day at a time.

Season 1 (2017)Edit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "What the Hair!?" Tom Caulfield Written by : Dave Schiff
Storyboard by : David D. Au & Kaitlyn Ritter
March 24, 2017 (2017-03-24) 1.30[10]

Rapunzel and Cassandra seek out an alchemist in their first attempt of solving the mystery as to how and why Rapunzel's golden 70-feet hair grew back. Eugene follows them but things don't go quite as planned due to something highly unstable lying hidden under the ground.

Note: It is revealed that Rapunzel's regrown and indestructible blonde hair no longer possess its original healing abilities. However, it now has the defensive ability to protect its wearer, and those around, her from explosions.
2 "Rapunzel's Enemy" Stephen Sandoval Story by : Dave Schiff & Noelle Stevenson
Teleplay by : Katie Mattila
Storyboard by : Ken Boyer & Mark John Howard
March 31, 2017 (2017-03-31) 1.05[11]
When Rapunzel gets booed at a ceremony, she attempts to win the favor of this jeerer, especially when the jeerer, Uncle Monty, is liked by everyone else.
3 "Fitzherbert P.I." Joe Oh Story by : Ricky Roxburgh & Suzanne Weber
Teleplay by : Jase Ricci
Storyboard by : Heidi Jo Gilbert & Wendy Sullivan
April 7, 2017 (2017-04-07) 1.02[12]
After successfully catching a criminal, Eugene trains to be a royal guard. Unfortunately, the Captain of the Guard, who happens to be Cassandra's father, shares Cassandra's loathing of him. Meanwhile, Rapunzel prepares for her royal portrait to be painted by revered painter-the Giovanni.
4 "Challenge of the Brave" Tom Caulfield Written by : Ricky Roxburgh
Storyboard by : Bo Coburn & Dana Terrace
April 14, 2017 (2017-04-14) 0.96[13]
When Rapunzel catches Cassandra practicing for the Challenge of the Brave, she decides to compete as well, which infuriates Cassandra.
5 "Cassandra v. Eugene" Joe Oh Written by : Katie Mattila
Storyboard by : Ken Boyer & Mark John Howard
April 21, 2017 (2017-04-21) 0.97[14]
Cassandra and Eugene have been arguing a lot. In order to coerce them to get along, Rapunzel tricks them into entering a dungeon cell and locks them up so that they can settle their differences. Of course Rapunzel's plan doesn't go well when the Stabbington Brothers plan to take advantage of this by getting even with Eugene and Cassandra.
6 "The Return of Strongbow" Tom Caulfield Written by : Dave Schiff
Storyboard by : Wendy Sullivan & Shane Zalvin
April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28) 1.01[15]
An old childhood friend and fellow partner-in-crime of Eugene's, Lance Strongbow, comes to Corona to ask him for help. Cassandra, naturally, does not trust Strongbow.
7 "Hare Peace"[16] TBA TBA June 3, 2017 (2017-06-03) TBD

Tangled: Short Cuts (2017)Edit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Check Mate" TBA TBA May 5, 2017 (2017-05-05) TBD
2 "Prison Bake" TBA TBA May 12, 2017 (2017-05-12) TBD
3 "Make Me Smile" TBA TBA May 19, 2017 (2017-05-19) TBD
4 "Hare Peace" TBA TBA May 26, 2017 (2017-05-26) TBD

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b Liz Calvario (February 15, 2017). "'Tangled: The Series' Gets Early Season 2 Renewal at Disney Channel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 18, 2017. The first season will premiere on March 24, two weeks after the debut of the Disney Channel Original Movie Tangled Before Ever After, premiering March 10. 
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