Tangled (franchise)

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Tangled gold logo.svg
Created byNathan Greno, Byron Howard, Roy Conli, John Lasseter
Original workRapunzel fairy tale
by Brothers Grimm
Films and television
Film(s)Tangled (2010)
Short film(s)Tangled Ever After (2012)
Animated seriesTangled: The Series (2017–present)
Television film(s)Tangled: Before Ever After (2017)
Theatrical presentations
Musical(s)Tangled: The Musical
Video game(s)
Soundtrack(s)Tangled (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2010)
Original music
* Work where this franchise's characters or settings appeared as part of a crossover.

Tangled is a Disney media franchise started by the 2010 American animated feature Tangled, which was directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard from a screenplay by Dan Fogelman and produced by Roy Conli, with songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Walt Disney Animation Studios' chief creative officer John Lasseter served as the film's executive producer. The original film was inspired by the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" in the collection of folk tales published by the Brothers Grimm.

The franchise consists of a feature film, a video game, a short sequel, a stage musical, and a television series, as well as a television film.

Feature film[edit]

Tangled is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" in the collection of folk tales published by the Brothers Grimm, it is the 50th Disney animated feature film. Featuring the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi,[1] the film tells the story of a lost, young princess with long magical hair who yearns to leave her secluded tower. Against her mother's wishes, she accepts the aid of a handsome intruder to take her out into the world which she has never seen. Composer Alan Menken, who had worked on prior Disney animated features, returned to score Tangled.

Television film[edit]

The television sequel Tangled: Before Ever After, set between the events of Tangled and Tangled Ever After, was released on March 10, 2017.[2] Tangled: Before Ever After doubled as a pilot for Tangled: The Series.

Television series[edit]

A television series based on the film premiered on Disney Channel on March 24, 2017, entitled Tangled: The Series.[3] The series is set to take place between the events of original film and the 2012 short Tangled Ever After, with Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising their roles.[4]

Short film[edit]

Disney released a short sequel on theaters in early 2012. The plot revolves around Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding day.


Tangled the Musical
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Stage musical logo
MusicAlan Menken
by Nathan Greno
Byron Howard
PremiereNovember 11, 2015: Disney Magic

A stage musical adaptation of the film premiered on board the Disney Magic of the Disney Cruise Line on November 11,2015, featuring new songs by Menken and Slater. The show is 1 hour long, 40 minutes shorter than the movie, with three new songs. The new songs are "Flower of Gold" and "Wanted Man", both of which covers the background with the later about Flynn, and "When She Returns" during the festival.[5]


Video games[edit]

A video game based on the film was released on November 23, 2010 for two Nintendo consoles, Nintendo DS and Wii, as well as for the PC platform by Disney Interactive Studios.[6]

The figure of Rapunzel is available for the Disney Infinity video game series,[7] and is compatible with all three editions.

A world based on Tangled, "Kingdom of Corona", will make its debut in the Kingdom Hearts series in the upcoming game, Kingdom Hearts III.[8]

Cast and characters[edit]

Characters Film Short film Television film Television series
Tangled Tangled Ever After Tangled:
Before Ever After
The Series
2010 2012 2017 2017–present
Rapunzel Mandy Moore Mandy Moore Mandy Moore
Delaney Rose Stein
Ivy George
Eugene "Flynn Rider" Fitzherbert Zachary Levi
Pascal Frank Welker Dee Bradley Baker
Maximus Frank Welker Nathan Greno
Mother Gothel Donna Murphy Donna Murphy
Captain of the Guards M. C. Gainey M. C. Gainey


  1. ^ The Walt Disney Studios. "The Walt Disney Studios Rolls Out Slate of 10 New Animated Motion Pictures Through 2012" (Press release). PR Newswire. Archived from the original on June 25, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ Snetiker, Marc (January 14, 2017). "Rapunzel grows her hair back in Tangled sequel trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (June 3, 2015). "Disney Channel Making Tangled Series; Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi to Star". TVLine. TVLine Media, LLC. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "TV-Cap: TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER Adds Ashley Judd and Many Others Nerdist". Nerdist. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
  5. ^ Tribou, Richard (November 15, 2015). "'Tangled' takes center stage aboard Disney Magic". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Disney Tangled: The Video Game Release Information for Wii". GameFAQs.com. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
  7. ^ Molina, Brett (November 20, 2013). "'Disney Infinity' to introduce Princesses". USA Today. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  8. ^ Riendeau, Danielle (June 16, 2015). "Watch the Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer". Polygon. Retrieved June 16, 2015.

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