Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series in an animated American television series developed by Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Pigmore that premiered on Disney Channel as a Disney Channel Original Movie titled Tangled: Before Ever After on March 10, 2017, with regular episodes premiering on March 24, 2017. The series is based on the 2010 film Tangled and features the voices of Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore, Eden Espinosa, Clancy Brown, and Julie Bowen.
|Tangled: The Series|
|Developed by||Chris Sonnenburg & Shane Pigmore|
|Theme music composer||Gabe Moffat|
|Opening theme||"Wind in My Hair"
by Mandy Moore
|Ending theme||"More of Me"
by Natasha Bedingfield
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Chris Sonnenburg|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Disney Television Animation|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Original release||March 10, 2017– present|
|Preceded by||Tangled Ever After (2012)|
Since being freed from Gothel and reunited with her birth parents, King Frederic and Queen Arianna of Corona, Rapunzel adjusts to her life as their daughter and continues to have different misadventures with her boyfriend Eugene Fitzherbert, Pascal the Chameleon, Maximus the Horse, and her new handmaiden Cassandra, to uncover the mystery of her new 70 feet-long blonde hair's return.
- Eugene (Zachary Levi), whose previous alias is Flynn Rider, is a reformed thief and Rapunzel's boyfriend. He has a mutual dislike and mistrust for Cassandra.
- Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) is the Princess of Corona. She tries her best to become a good future queen, even though her naive ways get her into trouble.
- Cassandra (Eden Espinosa) is Rapunzel's best friend and a lady-in-waiting who is the adopted daughter of the Captain of the Guards. She has a strong dislike for Eugene.
- King Frederic (Clancy Brown) is the king of Corona and overprotective father of Rapunzel. Since the night his only child was taken, he naturally fears and despises magic of any kind.
- Queen Arianna (Julie Bowen) is the queen of Corona and Rapunzel's mother. She wants her daughter to follow her heart and do what she believes in. As an early coronation present, she had given Rapunzel a blank journal to fill its pages with her own adventures.
- Pascal and Maximus (Dee Bradley Baker) are a chameleon who is the pet and best friend of Rapunzel whose backstory is revealed in "Pascal's Story" and a white stallion with the nose of a bloodhound who is originally owned by the Captain of the Guards and later by Eugene.
- Corona Royal Guards are servants of King Frederic.
- Pub Thugs are a bunch of thugs that hang out at a pub and were befriended by Rapunzel and Eugene.
- Hook Foot (Jeff Ross) is 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 (Jeffrey Tambor) is a big-nosed thug that is the romantic of the thugs.
- Shorty (Paul F. Tompkins) is a short, old, and crazy thug.
- Vladimir (Charles Halford) is 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 (Steven Blum) is a thug in a full metal helmet whose passion is baking. He becomes Monty's assistant in "One Angry Princess". He was previously voiced by Byron Howard in the movie.
- Lady Caine (Laura Benanti) is the main antagonist of Tangled: Before Ever After. She returns in "Max's Enemy".
- Uncle Monty (Richard Kind) is an elderly shopkeeper in Corona who has personal issues with Rapunzel.
- Nigel (Peter MacNicol) is King Frederic's adviser.
- Xavier (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) is a blacksmith who appears to be well-versed with Corona's history.
- Lance Strongbow (James Monroe Iglehart) is Eugene's old childhood friend and former partner-in-crime from his younger thieving days. His real name is revealed to be Arnwaldo Schnitz. He first appeared in "The Return of Strongbow".
- Varian (Jeremy Jordan) is a clumsy, but smart, young alchemist. He tries to help Rapunzel discover the secrets of her newly regrown hair. He later serves as the main antagonist for the second part of the first season. When Rapunzel, initially unable to help him free his father from crystal encasement due to the winter storm threatening Corona, he seeks revenge on her and Corona.
- Quirin (Jonathan Banks) is Varian's disapproving father, currently encased in golden crystals as an offshoot of the mysterious stone spikes ravaging Corona.
- Angry (Vivian Vencer) is an angry young thief.
- Red (Ruby Jay) is a quiet young red haired thief.
- Ruth (Danielle Brooks) is a bitter ghost who first appears in "The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth". She's able to pass on to the afterlife with Rapunzel and the Snuggly Duckling gang's participation in one of her lost melodies.
- Old Lady Crowley (Pat Carroll) is a grumpy old lady known to never smile. Eugene calls her "Scowley Crowley".
- Willow (Jane Krakowski) is Queen Ariana's estranged younger sister who arrives unexpectedly on Ariana's birthday. As a birthday present, she gives Ariana a small creature with a green rattle that she must have at all times.
- Feldspar (Zachary Levi) is the local cobbler of Corona. Levi does an impression of comedian Ed Wynn for the character.
- Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy) is 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 aged into dust at the end of the original movie. She is first seen in a nightmare of Rapunzel's shortly after her 70-feet golden hair mysteriously grew back and gained new mystical abilities. 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 (Ron Perlman) are the former partners-in-crime of Eugene, whom he betrayed in his thieving days as Flynn Rider. They had worked with Mother Gothel to get Rapunzel back in order to get revenge. They first appeared in "Cassandra v. Eugene".
On June 3, 2015, Disney Channel announced that the series was in development. On February 15, 2017, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season ahead of the series premiere. The series features new songs from Alan Menken, who wrote and scored the songs for the original movie, and Glenn Slater.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Film||March 10, 2017|
|1||21||March 24, 2017||January 13, 2018|
|Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||U.S. viewers
|1||Tangled: Before Ever After||Tom Caulfield and Stephen Sandoval||Jase Ricci||March 10, 2017||2.87|
|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 Caine, 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 (2017–18)Edit
|Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||Prod.
|2||1||"What the Hair!?"||Tom Caulfield||Dave Schiff||March 24, 2017||101||1.30|
|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. As Rapunzel leaves the village, the mystical rock spikes start growing again. It is revealed that Rapunzel's new, indestructible blonde hair no longer possess its original healing abilities of eternal youth, longevity or resurrection. It does, however, possess the ability to work as a protective shield for its wearer, and those around her, from explosions.|
|3||2||"Rapunzel's Enemy"||Stephen Sandoval||Story by : Dave Schiff and Noelle Stevenson
Written by : Katie Mattila
|March 31, 2017||102||1.05|
|During the annual Gopher Festival, Rapunzel is booed by a man in the crowd when she shows her new emblem to the people of Corona. Wanting to know why he booed her, Rapunzel is determined to uncover Uncle Monty's disapproval of her, even if it means disguising herself.|
|4||3||"Fitzherbert P.I."||Joe Oh||Story by : Ricky Roxburgh and Suzanne Weber
Written by : Jase Ricci
|April 7, 2017||103||1.02|
|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 the revered Italian painter Giovanni. Eugene realizes that Giovanni is a fraud and manages to catch the imposter. The Captain of the Guards then gives Eugene a job of his own: Teaching the guards to "think like a thief" in order to catch one.|
|5||4||"Challenge of the Brave"||Tom Caulfield||Ricky Roxburgh||April 14, 2017||104||0.96|
|Cassandra trains hard to enter the Challenge of the Brave, but when Rapunzel learns of the competition, she wants to enter as well. Cassandra lies to Rapunzel to keep her out of the competition, but Rapunzel later learns through Eugene that anyone can enter. They both make it to the final battle, and Rapunzel wins because Cassandra accidentally steps out of the ring. Realizing her friend's true feelings, though, Rapunzel gives the trophy to Cassandra.|
|6||5||"Cassandra v. Eugene"||Joe Oh||Katie Mattila||April 21, 2017||105||0.97|
|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.|
|7||6||"The Return of Strongbow"||Tom Caulfield||Dave Schiff||April 28, 2017||106||1.01|
|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. Eugene reluctantly decides to aid his childhood partner-in-crime, but learns that they have broken into the basement of the Baron himself. Finding a ring with Corona's crest, Eugene suddenly recalls that the ring he had stolen eight years ago belonged to Queen Ariana. He severs all friendship ties with Lance and admits his former actions to his mother-in-law. Outside, he gives Rapunzel a jeweled flower and apologizes for having lied to her. King Fredric sees the ring on Ariana's finger, to which she replies that Eugene had "found it that morning."|
|8||7||"In Like Flynn"||Stephen Sandoval||Han-Yee Ling||July 23, 2017||107||0.94|
|When Corona is pranked by a rival kingdom, King Fredric sets off to prank it back, accompanied by Eugene. Meanwhile, Rapunzel tries to master the art of pranking, which is a new concept to her.|
|9||8||"Great Expotations"||Joe Oh||Ricky Roxburgh||July 30, 2017||108||0.99|
|A science exposition is held in Corona, and Cassandra has a chance to be on guard duty, but she must finish her Lady-in-waiting obligations first. Varian makes a deal with Cass that he will help finish her chores if she agrees to assist him in his demonstration. However, Cass accepts the assignment to guard the famous scientist who is judging the contest and thus unavailable to help. When things go wrong, though, she chooses her friend over duty. Meanwhile, Rapunzel tries to make an entry for the science fair. Varian shows Cassandra and Rapunzel the strange black rocks spikes outside his village, much like the ones that made Rapunzel's hair grow back. Varian decides to help Rapunzel and Cass in discovering the mystery of these rock spikes and the connection between them and the newfound magical abilities of Rapunzel's regrown hair.|
|10||9||"Under Raps"||Tom Caulfield||Kelly Hannon||August 6, 2017||109||0.87|
|During a love festival, Corona displays a book full of signatures of lovers in honor of an old ruler falling in love with the leader of a rival kingdom. Cassandra suddenly gets very secretive, and Rapunzel learns it's because she's been seeing a guy. Cassandra doesn't want Rapunzel meddling, but the princess suggests a double date and they all go off in a hot air balloon. The guy turns out to be part of an old faction that didn't like the unification of Corona, but Cassandra suspected that all along.|
|11||10||"One Angry Princess"||Stephen Sandoval||Story by : Katie Mattila and Jase Ricci
Written by : Jase Ricci
|August 13, 2017||110||1.13|
|Attila is finally opening up his own bakery, but people generally don't want to stop by because of his scary helmet. The next day, Monty's Sweet Shoppe is destroyed, and Attila is arrested. He is about to be banished from the kingdom, but Rapunzel makes an appeal to investigate the matter further. She fails to learn the truth within the 24 hour time limit, but does figure it out just as the boat is leaving. It turns out it was actually the goat who trashed the store, being trapped inside when the store's bell rang, which sent it into a rampage. Lance takes up Attila's former job as the chef of the Squealing Pig.|
|12||11||"Pascal's Story"||Tom Caulfield||Ricky Roxburgh||August 20, 2017||114||0.93|
|Pascal wants to spend time with Rapunzel like their days in the tower, but her princess duties and new friends keep pushing him aside. Being so rejected, he runs away to return to the tower. An old predator looks to get revenge on the small lizard now that he's all alone again.|
|13||12||"Big Brothers of Corona"||Joe Oh||Han-Yee Ling||October 1, 2017||115||1.06|
|Eugene and Lance are told to stop a crime spree that is spreading across Corona. Eugene finds a pattern, and is able to set a trap for the thief. It turns out it was actually a pair of two young girls committing the crimes. Feeling sympathy for the girls, Eugene and Lance spend time with them both, trying to convince them to change their ways from stealing.|
|14||13||"The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth"||Tom Caulfield||Kelly Hannon||October 8, 2017||117||0.83|
|Rapunzel and the Captain of the Guard are trapped in the Snuggly Duckling by a fierce storm, and the building turns out to be haunted by its former owner, Ruthless Ruth.|
|15||14||"Max's Enemy"||Joe Oh||Story by : Katie Mattila
Written by : Dave Schiff
|October 15, 2017||118||0.85|
|A new horse, Axel, shows up in Corona and quickly shows up Max in every way. However, only Max sees the true devious nature of Axel's behaviour. Axel even joins the city guard, and beats all of Max's former records. However, Axel's true intention was to rescue Lady Caine from the dungeon, along with the gold transfer already planned.|
|16||15||"The Way of the Willow"||Stephen Sandoval||Katie Mattila||October 22, 2017||119||0.94|
|It's Queen Arianna's birthday, and she receives an unexpected guest: her estranged sister, Willow. Willow and Rapunzel quickly bond, sharing a lot of the same personality traits, and Arianna feels a bit left out. To add to her aggravation, Willow gave her a pet with an annoying rattle. Eventually, Arianna explodes at her sister, letting her know her irritation with her and throws away the rattle. The pet starts to multiply and rampage over the countryside. The sisters make up and retrieve the rattle, which calms the beast and removes all the other critters. Willow disappears, promising to be more responsible, but forgets the pet she promised to look after.|
|17||16||"Queen for a Day"||Joe Oh||Jase Ricci||November 19, 2017||111||1.22|
|Rapunzel takes over the kingdom while her parents are away just as a blizzard strikes. Unfortunately, every royal decision she makes to help the people of Corona backfires badly. Meanwhile, Varian discovers the mystical rock spikes that are multiplying dangerously all over the kingdom. As his father refuses to tell him anything, he decides to head to the castle to ask for Rapunzel's aid, as he knows that she has some mysterious connection to the rock spikes. Her heart torn, Rapunzel reluctantly declines going to Varian's aid, causing him to return home, only to find his father completely encased within the mystical rock spikes. Saddened, Varian furiously vows to find answers on how to bring his father back, no matter what it takes or whomever stands in his way!|
|18||17||"Painter's Block"||Stephen Sandoval||Dave Schiff||November 25, 2017||TBA||0.99|
|Feeling traumatized after the events of the storm, Rapunzel is feeling a bit out of sorts, even having trouble painting again. She starts taking a new class with a mysterious new art instructor. The other members of the class disappear one by one, apparently painting an old, withered tree that will revitalize and release a creature sealed away long ago.|
|19||18||"Not in the Mood"||Stephen Sandoval||Kelly Hannon||December 2, 2017||TBA||0.95|
|Thanks to Max and Pascal's intervention, Rapunzel, Eugene, and Cassandra magically exchange personalities in the midst of an important royal visit. They turn to Xavier for his help in reversing their personalities to normal. Unfortunately, the elixir switches everyone's character, making a mess of the royal visit. Rapunzel later throws the half-filled potion into the river, surprised that something so small could have such an effect. However, instead of sinking, it floats down to Old Corona village and is found by Varian.|
|20||19||"The Quest for Varian"||Tom Caulfield||Ricky Roxburgh||December 9, 2017||TBA||1.06|
|Rapunzel, Eugene and Cassandra go to Old Corona in search of Varian, who has left behind important clues for them to follow, as well as a warning that a mysterious group of knights will be pursuing them.|
|21||20||"The Alchemist Returns"||Joe Oh||Dave Schiff||December 16, 2017||TBA||0.96|
|Varian comes to Rapunzel for help in finding the remnants of the mystical golden flower, which may hold the key to stopping the Black Rocks. Working together, they venture through the old tunnels beneath Corona. However, as they reach their prize, Varian betrays Rapunzel and steals the flower so he can use it to free his father. Unfortunately, his attempt fails, only for him to realize that the flower's actual magic now exists within Rapunzel.|
|22||21||"Secret of the Sundrop"||Stephen Sandoval||Story by : Jase Ricci
Written by : Kelly Hannon, Jase Ricci, Ricky Roxburgh, Dave Schiff, and Jeremy Shipp
|January 13, 2018||122||0.96|
|On Rapunzel's 19th birthday, Corona is beset by an automaton attack from Varian, which causes Frederic to lock Rapunzel in her room to keep her safe from further danger. Eugene and Cassandra help break her out to go after Varian, but the alchemist uses his pet raccoon, mutated as a wild beast, to assault the kingdom, incapacitating many of the Royal Guards and using the chaos to kidnap Arianna, whom he uses as leverage to lure Rapunzel to Old Corona. Led by Cassandra, Eugene, Rapunzel, and Frederic, the Royal Guards lay siege to Varian's house, who uses automatons to keep them at bay. Varian attempts to use Rapunzel's hair to free his father, but it is of no use. Angry and with nothing left to lose, he uses a giant automaton to attack, threatening to kill Cassandra and Arianna. Rapunzel, however, uses her connection to the black rocks to defeat Varian, who is arrested for his crimes and vows vengeance. Rapunzel notices that the rocks are now pointing away from Corona and towards an unknown destination beyond the border wall, a path which Rapunzel is encouraged to follow. In a post-credits scene, a mysterious warrior arrives and uses a special sword to slice through the seemingly impenetrable black rocks.|
Tangled: Short Cuts (2017)Edit
Four mini-episodes were released weekly in May 2017: "Check Mate" on May 5, "Prison Bake" on May 12, "Make Me Smile" on May 19, and "Hare Peace" on May 26.
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers
|1||21||March 24, 2017||1.30||January 13, 2018||0.96||1.00|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2018||Annie Award||Best Animated Television/Broadcast
Production for Children
|Episode: "Queen for a Day"||Pending|||
|Annie Award||Outstanding Achievement for Character Design
in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
|Shane Prigmore, Bobby Pontillas,
Taylor Krahenbuhl, Mayumi Nose
|Annie Award||Outstanding Achievement for Directing
in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
|Tom Caulfield, Stephen Sandoval||Pending|||
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