Wednesday, June 3, 2015

'Tangled' is Coming to Disney Channel

By Tim Callaway

Wait, isn't Rapunzel's hair
supposed to be short?
Rapunzel and Eugene...ahem...I mean Flynn Rider...are getting their own show on Disney Channel.

Tangled, a new animated series based on the 2010 Disney animated film, will premiere worldwide on Disney Channel sometime in 2017. Returning will be the original voices of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and Eugene (Zachary Levi) as well as the film's original songwriters, Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Animation veterans Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Prigmore are developing the show for Disney Television Animation.

The series will take place during the period following the feature film, after Rapunzel returned to her parents in the kingdom of Corona, but before her wedding to Flynn in the 2012 short Tangled Ever After. Episodes will follow Rapunzel's adventures as she tries to adjust to royal life after being locked away in her tower for so long.

Most of the supporting characters from the film will appear in the series including Pascal, Maximus and the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs. New to the show will be Cassandra, Rapunzel's no-nonsense handmaiden.

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