Tangled heads to TV with Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi
Who doesn’t want more Tangled? The popular Disney story of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider will move to the small-screen in 2017 and will live on as an animated series.
The original film was released back in 2010 through Walt Disney Animation Studios. The popularity of the film rocketed the Rapunzel line of princess merch to become one of the most successful brands in Disney’s arsenals and the two stars that made it happen are coming back for more.
Both Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles, the duo voiced the roles of Rapunzel and Eugene respectively. The animated series will take place around the events of the Disney Channel’s 2012 short “Tangled Ever After.”
The original film’s composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater will also work on the series, which is being developed by exec producer Chris Sonnenburg.
“The genius of the original movie was its seamless blending of cinematic adventure, character-driven comedy and touching emotion. And we are fortunate to have several of the creative talent from that movie on board with this new production,” commented Gary Marsh, president and CCO of Disney Channels Worldwide. “With the addition of Chris and Shane as executive producers, we have the perfect team in place to create a series worthy of the original film.”
The “Tangled” story will take place after the original film and the around the start of “Tangled Ever After.” The series will follow Rapunzel (Moore) as she meets her parents, learns about her kingdom and is introduced to the many people of Corona.
Rapunzel quickly learns that she has a lot to learn about ruling a kingdom and she decides to put ruling and marriage on the back-burner for now until she catches up. Eugene (Levi) will once again be by her side, as will the Chameleon sidekick, Pascal and the adorable horse, Maximus. Fans can also find the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs and they will meet Cassandra, a local handmaiden that befriends Rapunzel.
Jase Ricci (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) will be the story editor on the “Tangled” series and Kevin Kliesch (“Tangled Ever After”) will serve as the score composer.