Disney Grooming ‘Tangled’ TV Series With Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi
The modern animated fare of Disney and Dreamworks are no stranger to TV series tie-ins, but rarely to the film’s stars get Tangled up in the effort. The Disney Channel has done exactly that however, roping in Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore for a new Tangled series to debut in 2017.
Not only will the new Tangled series return Moore and Levi to their roles of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (cough, Eugene Fitzherbert), it also marks the reunion of legendary Disney composer Alan Menken with lyricist Glenn Slater, as well as executive producers Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Prigmore.
The new series will be set between the events of the original 2010 Tangled film and 2012 short Tangled Ever After, following Rapunzel as she acquaints herself with her parents and the people of Corona, finding much more to learn before she can truly accept her royal destiny. She 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.
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. 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 series will also feature many of the film’s supporting characters, including Rapunzel’s chameleon sidekick Pascal, Flynn’s horse Maximus, the Snuggly Duckling pub thugs, and new character Cassandra, “a tough-as-nails handmaiden, who becomes Rapunzel’s confidant.”
The network also included art that may not represent the series’ style itself, but certainly goes in a different dimension. Who else is ready to get Tangled all over again?