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Tangled: The Series, known as Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure in its second season, is an American animated television series developed by Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Pigmore and produced by Disney Television Animation 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 returning voices of Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore, alongside Eden Espinosa, Clancy Brown, and Julie Bowen. In February 2017, ahead of the series premiere, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on June 24, 2018.

Tangled: The Series
Tangled - The Series logo.png
Also known as Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure
Genre Animation
Based on Tangled
Developed by Chris Sonnenburg & Shane Pigmore
Written by
  • Jase Ricci
  • Dave Schiff
  • Katie Mattila
  • Ricky Roxburgh
  • Han-Yee Ling
  • Kelly Hannon
Story by
  • Dave Schiff
  • Noelle Stevenson
  • Ricky Roxburgh
  • Suzanne Weber
  • Katie Mattila
  • Jase Ricci
Directed by
  • Tom Caulfield
  • Stephen Sandoval
  • Joe Oh
Voices of
Theme music composer Gabe Moffat
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 2
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris Sonnenburg
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Disney Television Animation
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Original release March 10, 2017 (2017-03-10) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Tangled Ever After (2012)
External links
Website
Production website

Contents

PlotEdit

Since being freed from Mother 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-foot blonde hair's return.

The second season centers around Rapunzel, Eugene, and Cass's journey to solve the mystery of the black rocks and Rapunzel's connection to them.

CharactersEdit

MainEdit

  • 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 and is also a trained warrior.
  • 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.

RecurringEdit

  • Pascal and Maximus (Dee Bradley Baker) are respectively 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.
  • Fidella is Cassandra's horse and Maximus's love interest.
  • Corona Royal Guards are servants of King Frederic.
    • Captain (M.C. Gainey) is the unnamed leader of the Royal Guards and Cassandra's adoptive father.
    • Pete (Sean Hayes) is member of the Royal Guards.
    • Stan (Diedrich Bader) is a member of the Royal Guards.
  • 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. Hook Foot joins Rapunzel and Eugene on their adventures in season 2.
    • 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. Shorty joins Rapunzel and Eugene on their adventures in season 2.
    • 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. On Rapunzel's coronation day she launches an attack alongside some thieves, in order to get revenge on Rapunzel's father, King Fredric for taking her father away. Rapunzel has no other choice and reveals her new 70-foot golden hair and, with the help of her friends, defeat all the thugs who get arrested. She returns in "Max's Enemy" where her horse Axel breaks her out without any suspicion as he intentionally became part of the royal guard. However, Maximus has suspected Axel all along and stops the two.
  • 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". He joins Rapunzel and Eugene on their adventures in season 2.
  • 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 half of the first season. When Rapunzel is unable to help him free his father from crystal encasement due to the winter storm threatening Corona, he seeks revenge on her and Corona. After betraying Rapunzel and stealing the flower that helped giving birth to her, he discovers that the magic in the flower is gone, but now lives in Rapunzel. So, he launches an attack on her 19th birthday and captures Queen Arianna to convince Rapunzel come and help him release his father. But, after Rapunzel accepts her connection with the black rocks, they destroy Varian's army of robots and he is arrested for his crimes against Corona. As Varian is taken away, he swears once again to release his father and make him proud, even if it's the last thing he'll do. King Fredric promises Rapunzel that one day Varian will receive all the help he needs.
  • 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 and one of the twins Eugene and Lance convinced to change their ways in "Big Brothers of Corona".
  • Red (Ruby Jay) is a quiet young red haired thief and the second of the twins from "Big Brothers of Corona".
  • 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.

SupportingEdit

  • 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-foot 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, but were captured by the royal guards soon after. They first appeared in "Cassandra v. Eugene" where they use the "game" created by Rapunzel to escape from their cell and capture Eugene and Cassandra. However, as they are about to kill Eugene in revenge, he and Cass work together and defeated the two who were, most probably, locked up once again.
  • The Baron (Lance Henriksen) is an enemy of Eugene's and the antagonist of Beyond the Corona Walls. He has a pet venomous Kai spider.
  • Anthony (Gideon Emery), nicknamed the "Weasel", is a subordinate of the Baron.
  • Stalyan (Yvonne Strahovski) is the Baron's daughter and Eugene's former girlfriend whom he left at the altar.
  • Adira (Kelly Hu) is a mysterious yet fierce warrior who knows of Rapunzel's quest. Lance appears to have a crush on her.
  • Vex (Britt Robertson) is a girl who demanded money for her services but changed her ways and became Quaid's deputy after the latter defeated the Collector in his rematch.
  • Captain Quaid the Blade (Reg E. Cathey) is a sheriff of Vadaros who became a beekeeper after he met his match until he met Rapunzel and came out of retirement.

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
FilmMarch 10, 2017 (2017-03-10)
121March 24, 2017 (2017-03-24)January 13, 2018 (2018-01-13)
2TBAJune 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)TBA

Film (2017)Edit

No.
overall
Title [1][2]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [1][2]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1Tangled: Before Ever AfterTom Caulfield and Stephen SandovalJase RicciMarch 10, 2017 (2017-03-10)2.87[3]
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 black rock spikes that magically bring back her long blonde hair (which is now indestructible, so Rapunzel has to hide it from everyone, especially her parents). Eventually, Eugene, Maximus and Pascal find out about the hair as well, but Rapunzel decides not to tell Eugene about how she got her hair back (because Cassandra doesn't trust him), a decision which he hardly agrees with. Rapunzel manages to hide her hair from her parents, but becomes very nervous because of her coronation day. To complicate matters, a female rogue, Lady Caine, appears at Rapunzel's coronation with a hatred of King Frederic who had taken away her father a long time ago. With no other choice, Rapunzel reveals her new 70-foot long hair and, with her friends' help, defeats the thugs. Later, that night, Rapunzel admits to her father that she had snuck out of the castle (but doesn't mention anything about Cassandra helping her), so King Fredric has no other choice, but to forbid Rapunzel from leaving the walls of Corona. Rapunzel feels trapped again (just like in her old tower), but with her mother's encouragement, she decides to take her relationship and role in Corona one day at a time. A little while later, a mysterious individual comes across the site of the magical flower that cured Rapunzel's mother and was the original source of her magical long blonde hair. We see now there is nothing left, but even more mysterious black rock spikes covering the area.

Season 1 (2017–18)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [1][2]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [1][2]Prod.
code [1][4]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
21"What the Hair!?"Tom CaulfieldDave SchiffMarch 24, 2017 (2017-03-24)1011.30[5]
Rapunzel and Cassandra seek out an alchemist in their first attempt of solving the mystery as to how and why Rapunzel's golden 70-foot hair grew back. Eugene follows them but things don't go quite as planned: they find Varian, a 14 years old alchemist who agrees to help uncover the mystery of Rapunzel's hair. However, Varian had built some underground machines which get out of control and destroy the village. Luckily, no one gets hurt and the test shows some important facts about Rapunzel's hair: it's completely indestructible and doesn't have any healing powers anymore, but now can completely cover somebody and protect him (shown when the hair became a giant ball around Rapunzel and Eugene which protected them from the rubble). As they leave, Rapunzel begins telling Eugene about the events of the night when her hair grew back (which Eugene promises to keep secret) and the black rocks slowly start growing back and multiply themselves.
32"Rapunzel's Enemy"Stephen SandovalStory by : Dave Schiff and Noelle Stevenson
Written by : Katie Mattila
March 31, 2017 (2017-03-31)1021.05[6]
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. After finding out that the person who booed her is an elderly shopkeeper who everyone loves, Rapunzel is determined to uncover Uncle Monty's disapproval of her, even if it means disguising herself. Eventually she inspires Monty to participate at the Gopher Festival Tournament, but during the race she has to rescue him from a waterfall, resulting in blowing her disguise. Monty tells her that he booed her because he doesn't like all these new changes in the kingdom that occurred due to her return as a princess and the two remain enemies, but respect each other. Monty wins the race and Rapunzel boos him as a sign of their "special relationship". At his sweets shop, Monty looks very proud at his trophy, realising he wouldn't have won if it hadn't been Rapunzel to help him follow his dream.
43"Fitzherbert P.I."Joe OhStory by : Ricky Roxburgh and Suzanne Weber
Written by : Jase Ricci
April 7, 2017 (2017-04-07)1031.02[7]
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.
54"Challenge of the Brave"Tom CaulfieldRicky RoxburghApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)1040.96[8]
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. Cassandra happily agrees with this and introduces the audience to the winner, but, realizing her friend's true feelings, Rapunzel gives the trophy to Cassandra.
65"Cassandra v. Eugene"Joe OhKatie MattilaApril 21, 2017 (2017-04-21)1050.97[9]
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 by solving a series of quizzes in order to get out. Of course Rapunzel's plan doesn't go well when the Stabbington Brothers plan to take advantage of this and, after Cassandra and Eugene fail because they kept fighting each other, they manage to get out. Now stuck with no way out, Eugene and Cass put their differences aside and get to know each other better. But they get interrupted by the Stabbington Brothers who take the two prisoners. The guards arrive and attempt to catch them from behind, but without any results. Cassandra and Eugene work together and manage to take down the brothers and, with Rapunzel's help get out the secret passages beneath Corona. Everything is now back to normal and Cassandra and Eugene are on better terms until Eugene makes Cassie mad again and they start another fight, which Rapunzel decides to not take part in anymore.
76"The Return of Strongbow"Tom CaulfieldDave SchiffApril 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)1061.01[10]
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, their old enemy. They manage to escape with the treasure, but find a ring with Corona's crest, Eugene suddenly recalls that the ring he had stolen eight years ago belonged to Queen Ariana. Rapunzel and Cassandra find out and Lance apologises for all the things he has done to Eugene and promises to change. Eugene admits all of his past actions to his now mother-in-law, who forgives him. Outside, Eugene 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." Lance keeps his promise and donates the treasure to the Corona Orphange.
87"In Like Flynn"Stephen SandovalHan-Yee LingJuly 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)1070.94[11]
When Corona is pranked by a rival kingdom, King Fredric sets off to prank it back, accompanied by Eugene who wants to prove is father-in-law that he deserves to be respected. The two sneak inside King Trevor's castle, but Eugene discovers that Fredric was planning to steal Trevor's seal pet and the two get captured and locked up. While inside the cell, Fredric tells Eugene that he saved his daughter and there is no one whom he could be respecting more than him. They get out and prank King Trevor by making him fall in one of his own trapdoors, and take the seal with them which they release into the sea. Meanwhile, Rapunzel tries to master the art of pranking, which is a new concept to her. In the end, King Trevor is tied up on one of his statues with a sign reading "Corona Rules" and the seal is swimming free in the sea.
98"Great Expotations"Joe OhRicky RoxburghJuly 30, 2017 (2017-07-30)1080.99[12]
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. After the science fair is over, 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.
109"Under Raps"Tom CaulfieldKelly HannonAugust 6, 2017 (2017-08-06)1090.87[13]
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 and wants to steal the book, but Cassandra suspected that all along. With Rapunzel's and Eugene's help, she manages to defeat him and recover the book. In the end, Cassandra receives a medal for her actions.
1110"One Angry Princess"Stephen SandovalStory by : Katie Mattila and Jase Ricci
Written by : Jase Ricci
August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)1101.13[14]
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. Attila teams up with Monty and opens a sweet shop together while Lance takes up Attila's former job as the chef of the Snuggly Duckling.
1211"Pascal's Story"Tom CaulfieldRicky RoxburghAugust 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)1140.93[15]
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. Rapunzel realizes that Pascal went missing and cancels every royal activity planned in order to look for him. She realizes where he went and Rapunzel, Eugene and Cassandra had to "where everything happened". Rapunzel enters the tower alone and helps Pascal throw the predator away. The two reconcile and Rapunzel promises to spend more time together with her old friend.
1312"Big Brothers of Corona"Joe OhHan-Yee LingOctober 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)1151.06[16]
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. It's revealed that the girls are actually running from the Baron's men and steal Rapunzel's crown in order to have enough money to run away and never come back. Eugene and Lance hand themselves over to the Baron's men, allowing the girls to run away. But, after they realize that the two were the only ones who had ever helped them, they return and all four escape. In the meantime, Cassandra accidentally breaks her leg and needs to rest, but Rapunzel keeps interrupting her to make sure that she has everything she needs, but learns that sometimes people don't need help. You just have to stay and support them until they will ask for it. In the end, the girls return everything they have stolen, proving that they have changed, much to Eugene's and Lance's happiness. The girls run from Corona, but will return when they "will be prepared".
1413"The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth"Tom CaulfieldKelly HannonOctober 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)1170.83[17]
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. The Captain and the thugs attempt to escape, but the pub is surrounded by magic and there is no escape until they give Ruth what she wants. Rapunzel follows the clues and finds that despite Ruth's reputation as the "worst thug that ever lived", she did also have a dream: to hear her song being sung by someone else. Everyone, including the Captain, sing Ruth's song and are now free. Rapunzel and the Captain of the Guard return to the castle where Rapunzel understand how worried her father is and avoids any confrontation for sending the whole royal guard to look after her.
1514"Max's Enemy"Joe OhStory by : Katie Mattila
Written by : Dave Schiff
October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)1180.85[18]
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 behavior. Axel even joins the royal 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. Max finds out, but falls into a trap set by Axel. While he, Lady Caine and the gold escape without any suspicion, Rapunzel comes to apologize for everyone's behavior of ignoring him over Axel. But finds the trap and discovers the plan as well. Rapunzel and Max chase after the two and, after Lady Caine is recaptured, Max races Axel. Eventually he defeats him just as Rapunzel, Eugene, Lance and the guards arrive. Max is seen as a hero by everyone again.
1615"The Way of the Willow"Stephen SandovalKatie MattilaOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)1190.94[19]
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.
1716"Queen for a Day"Joe OhJase RicciNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)1111.22[20]
The black rocks keep spreading in Old Corona and begin approaching the castle, resulting in Varian and his father, Quirin, go and talk to king Frederic. But Quirin doesn't say anything about the rocks, so Varian talks to Rapunzel who promises to help him with this problem. The following day, Rapunzel takes over the kingdom while her parents go away for their anniversary. Unfortunately, every royal decision she makes to help the people of Corona backfires badly. Meanwhile, Varian starts testing the mystical rocks, but his father tells him to stay away and refuses to tell him anything. As if anything couldn't go worse at the castle, a blizzard strikes Corona, resulting in everyone looking inside their houses, as well as an accident in the mountains, trapping Frederic and Arianna. With her parents in danger, Rapunzel takes one of the hardest decision and sends Eugene and the other thugs to rescue them. In the meantime, one of Varian's experiments result in the rocks trapping Quirin inside the, so Varian rushes to the castle to ask for Rapunzel's help. On the way there he sings about hoping to make his father proud, but when he gets there Rapunzel makes another hard decision and tells him that she can't help him right now, resulting in Varian returning home, feeling betrayed. Left with no other choice, Rapunzel orders the evacuation of the island, but then remembers about the legend told earlier by Xavier about an underground machine built by the wizard Lord Demanitus, with the power to change the way of the blizzard. Rapunzel, Cassandra, Xavier and Pascal find the machine and Pascal almost gets killed in order to turn it on. With the machine activated, the blizzard disappears, the evacuation is canceled, Frederic and Arianna are saved and everything is back to normal. Back at the castle, Rapunzel confesses to Eugene that it was the hardest day of her life due to all the hard decisions she had to made, but Eugene cheers her up saying that there is still much time until she will become queen and enjoy her life until then. In a final scene, Quirin is completely trapped inside the rocks, holding a letter for Varian who, saddened, swears to release his father at any costs and get revenge on everyone who stands in his way.
1817"Painter's Block"Stephen SandovalDave SchiffNovember 25, 2017 (2017-11-25)TBA0.99[21]
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 to a mysterious location by the sea, apparently painting an old, withered tree. The instructor is revealed to actually be an old witch serving Zamfiri (the monster who released the blizzard) who has been released after using the weather machine and now wants to release her master as well. Eugene and Cassandra head over to rescue Rapunzel, but after they get captured, Rapunzel must finish the painting and release Zamfiri in order to rescue them. However, now that she understood that "difficult decisions are what make us who we are", she destroys the painting, trapping Zamfiri and the witch forever, and saves Eugene and Cassandra. Now, Rapunzel has completely recovered her happy, positive attitude and decided to not let herself affected that easy anymore.
1918"Not in the Mood"Stephen SandovalKelly HannonDecember 2, 2017 (2017-12-02)TBA0.95[22]
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. Luckily, Rapunzel earns the respect of the visitor who accepts to form an alliance with Corona. Later, Rapunzel 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.
2019"The Quest for Varian"Tom CaulfieldRicky RoxburghDecember 9, 2017 (2017-12-09)TBA1.06[23]
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.
2120"The Alchemist Returns"Joe OhDave SchiffDecember 16, 2017 (2017-12-16)TBA0.96[24]
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.
2221"Secret of the Sundrop"Stephen SandovalStory by : Jase Ricci
Written by : Kelly Hannon, Jase Ricci, Ricky Roxburgh, Dave Schiff, and Jeremy Shipp
January 13, 2018 (2018-01-13)1220.96[25]
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.

Season 2 (2018)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [26]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [26]Prod.
code [27]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
231"Beyond the Corona Walls"Joe OhJase RicciJune 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)TBA0.67[28]
Eugene, Rapunzel, and Cass's journey outside of Corona begins, where they come upon a town that Eugene once left behind. Once there, Eugene finds himself to be an unlucky groom. Meanwhile, Rapunzel and Cass meet a mysterious woman.
242"The Return of Quaid"Tom CaulfieldJeremy ShippJuly 1, 2018 (2018-07-01)2030.61[29]
When a new crime boss attempts to rise to power in Vardaros, Rapunzel tries to persuade an old lawman out of retirement to help them save the day.
253"Goodbye and Goodwill"Stephen SandovalStory by : Ricky Roxburgh
Written by : Dave Schiff
July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)2040.59[30]
Rapunzel tries to bring the Goodwill festival to Vardaros, but when the locals respond more favorably to Cassandra's ideas, Rapunzel becomes more competitive.
264"Forest of No Return"Joe OhKelly HannonJuly 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)2050.53[31]
The group find themselves lost in the mysterious ever-changing Forest of No Return. Eugene's navigating skills proof disastrous for everyone until the mysterious Adria appears yet again, with a map that can lead them through it. Eugene becomes envious of everyone following Adria's lead more than his and becomes separated from the team after falling into a sink pool. They eventually find they way out and Adira leaves them to continue their journey.
275"Freebird"TBATBAJuly 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)206TBD
286"Vigor the Visionary"TBATBAJuly 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)207TBD
297"Keeper of the Spire"TBATBAAugust 5, 2018 (2018-08-05)TBATBD
308"King Pascal"TBATBAAugust 12, 2018 (2018-08-12)TBATBD
319"There's Something About Hook Foot"TBATBAAugust 19, 2018 (2018-08-19)TBATBD
3210"Happiness Is..."TBATBAAugust 26, 2018 (2018-08-26)TBATBD

ProductionEdit

On June 3, 2015, Disney Channel announced that the series was in development.[32] On February 15, 2017, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season ahead of the series premiere.[33] The series features new songs from Alan Menken, who wrote and scored the songs for the original movie, and Glenn Slater.[34]

On May 31, 2018, it was announced that the second season would premiere on June 24, 2018, and that the series had also been renewed for a third season. Additionally, it was also announced that the series would be re-titled as Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure.[35]

ReleaseEdit

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.[1] A fifth, "Night Bite," was released on Disney Channel's YouTube channel on June 25, 2018.[36] A sixth, "Hiccup Fever", was released on July 7, 2018.[37]

Home mediaEdit

Tangled: Before Ever After and the four Tangled: Short Cuts were released on DVD on April 11, 2017.[38] Tangled: The Series – Queen for a Day was released on DVD on December 12, 2017.[39]

RatingsEdit

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 21 March 24, 2017 (2017-03-24) 1.30[5] January 13, 2018 (2018-01-13) 0.96[25] 1.00
2 TBA June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24) 0.67[28] TBA TBD TBD

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2018 Annie Award Best Animated Television/Broadcast
Production for Children
Episode: "Queen for a Day" Nominated [40]
Outstanding Achievement for Character Design
in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
Shane Prigmore, Bobby Pontillas,
Taylor Krahenbuhl, Mayumi Nose
Nominated [41]
Outstanding Achievement for Directing
in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
Tom Caulfield, Stephen Sandoval Nominated [42]
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual in Animation Tom Caulfield Won
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Special or Series Julia Pleasants, Sara Jane Sherman Nominated
Outstanding Music Direction or Composition Kevin Kliesch Nominated

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