After the slew of all things “Frozen,” Disney is returning to an animated favorite for a new television series. Starting in 2017, fans of “Tangled” will be able to watch new adventures of Rapunzel and Eugene/Flynn Rider on the Disney Channel.
The new series will reunite the voice actors behind Disney's 2010 animated film "Tangled," Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. Moore voiced the ever-curious and resourceful Rapunzel while Levi lent his talents to Eugene, a swashbuckling bandit who falls for her. According to TV Line, their animal sidekicks, Rapunzel’s pet chameleon Pascal and Eugene’s serious horse Maximus, will be joined by a new adventurer, a tough handmaiden and friend to Rapunzel named Cassandra.
Entertainment Weekly says the series will follow Rapunzel as she continues to explore her new kingdom before her marriage and as she reacquaints herself with her family. According to the press release, Rapunzel will “boldly puts her crown and impending marriage on hold to seek out epic adventures, much to the dismay of the King who, after missing out on Rapunzel’s youth, must accept that his daughter is now an independent young woman.”
But that’s not the only good news. Variety reports the musical duo behind the 2010 film, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, will also return for the series. “Enchanted” producer Chris Sonnenburg will oversee the series and Shane Prigmore of “The LEGO Movie” fame will co-executive produce as the show’s creator director.
If you can’t wait until 2017 to watch the animated series, there is a stage adaptation of “Tangled” set to hit the high seas aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship in November.
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