Tangled: The Series

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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 13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Sonnenburg
  • Shane Prigmore
Producer(s)
  • Joe Crowley
  • Benjamin Balistreri
Running time 25 minutes
55 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

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]

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, Donna Murphy, M.C. Gainey, Ron Perlman, 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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore[5], Ivy George as her young self) – The eighteen-year-old Princess of Corona. She tries her best to become a good future queen, even though her naive ways get her into trouble.
  • Eugene Fitzherbert (voiced by Zachary Levi[5]) – Formerly known as Flynn Rider, he is a reformed thief, Rapunzel's boyfriend. 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 for Eugene.
  • Queen Arianna (voiced by Julie Bowen[5][6]) – The Queen of Corona, and Rapunzel's birth 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.
  • 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 fears and despises magic of any kind.

Recurring[edit]

  • Pascal and Maximus (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker[5]) – Pascal is a chameleon who is the pet/best friend of Rapunzel, whose backstory is revealed in "Pascal's Story". Maximus is a white stallion originally owned by the Captain of the Guards and later by Eugene, with the nose of a bloodhound.
  • 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 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 (voiced by Laura Benanti) - Main antagonist of Tangled: Before Ever After. Returns in "Max's Enemy".
  • 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 childhood friend and former partner-in-crime from his younger thieving days. His real name is revealed to be Arnwaldo Schnitz, he debuted in Episode 6.
  • 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.
  • Angry (voiced by Vivian Vencer[5]) - An angry young thief.
  • Red (voiced by Ruby Jay[5]) - A quiet young red haired thief.
  • Ruth (voiced by Danielle Brooks)- A new female villain who debuts in Episode 13 that bears her name.
  • Willow (voiced by Jane Krakowski)- Queen Ariana's estranged sister who Rapunzel invites to Corona for a family visit in Episode 15.

Supporting[edit]

  • 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 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 mysteriousness 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 (voiced by Ron Perlman) – 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 debut in "Cassandra v. Eugene".

Episodes[edit]

Television film (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[7]
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)[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[8]
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.
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[9]
When Rapunzel gets booed at a ceremony of the Gopher, she attempts to win the favor of this jeerer, especially when the jeerer, Uncle Monty, is liked by everyone else. She does what she can to gain Monty's approval.
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[10]
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 Italian painter the Giovanni. Eugene realizes that the Giovanni is a fraud and manages to catch the imposter, the Captain of the Guards then gives Eugene a job of his own: Teaching those to "think like a thief" in order to catch one.
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[11]
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[12]
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[13]
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."
7 "In Like Flynn" Stephen Sandoval Written by : Han-Yee Ling
Storyboard by : Hillary Bradfield & Bosook Coburn
July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23) 0.94[14]
Eugene helps the king pull a prank on a rival kingdom. They end up in jail because the king insisted on doing things his way, but escape when he goes along with a plan created by Eugene. Cassandra teaches Rapunzel what a prank is, and she attempts to pull a good one.
8 "Great Expotations" Joe Oh Written by : Ricky Roxburgh
Storyboard by : David D. Au, Kaitlyn Ritter & James W. Suhr
July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30) 0.99[15]

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.
9 "Under Raps" Tom Caulfield Written by : Kelly Hannon
Storyboard by : Ken Boyer & Sebastien Duclos
August 6, 2017 (2017-08-06) 0.87[16]
It's the Day of Hearts, commemorating the day when two rival kingdoms united by the loving union of their leaders, but Cassandra is unusually moody and distracted. Turns out, she's got a secret crush by the name of Andrew, but is her heart what he's really after?
10 "One Angry Princess" Stephen Sandoval Story by : Katie Mattila & Jase Ricci
Teleplay by : Jase Ricci
Storyboard by : Wendy Sullivan & Shane Zalvin
August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13) 1.12[17]

Attila has opened his new business, "Atilla the Bun", but he can't quite compete against Uncle Monty and his Sweet Shack across the way. When the shack is found vandalized, only Rapunzel believes in his innocence, and has 24 hours to prove it before he's shipped off to a prison barge.

Note: The title is a play from the old movie 12 Angry Men.
11 "Pascal's Story" Tom Caulfield Written by : Ricky Roxburgh
Storyboard by : Wendy Sullivan & Shane Zalvin
August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20) 0.93[18]
As Rapunzel's royal duties are making Pascal feel left out and lonely, he runs away...back to the tower.
12 "Big Brothers of Corona" Joe Oh Written by : Han-Yee Ling
Storyboard by : Hillary Bradfield & Bosook Coburn
October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) 1.06[19]
Eugene and Lance attempt to reform two thieving sisters. Meanwhile, Cass breaks her leg and Rapunzel gets carried away with taking care of her.
13 "The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth" Tom Caulfield Written by : Kelly Hannon
Storyboard by : David D. Au & Sebastien Duclos
October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08) TBD

On a rainy night, the Snuggly Duckling gets haunted by the ghost of the original owner, Ruthless Ruth. Rapunzel soon learns the reason behind the ghost's return and manages to appease her by fulfilling her lifelong dream.

Guest Star: Danielle Brooks as Ruthless Ruth.

Absent: Eugene, Maximus, Queen Ariana, and Cassandra
14 "Max's Enemy"[20] TBA TBA October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15) TBD
15 "The Way of the Willow"[20] TBA TBA October 22, 2017 (2017-10-22) TBD
16 "Queen for a Day"[20] TBA TBA November 19, 2017 (2017-11-19) TBD
17 "Painter's Block"[20] TBA TBA November 26, 2017 (2017-11-26) TBD

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.[21]

Development[edit]

On June 3, 2015, Disney Channel announced the series development.[22]

On February 15, 2017, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season ahead of the series premiere.[3][23]

Home media[edit]

Tangled: Before Ever After and the four Tangled: Short Cuts were released on DVD on April 11, 2017.[24]

References[edit]

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