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‘Tangled’ TV Series to Launch with New Original Movie in March

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Disney Channel has new details about its upcoming Tangled television program.

After some inconsistencies concerning the show’s title, we now know that Tangled: The Series is the official name of the new half-hour program. Tangled: Before Ever After will be a new Disney Channel Original Movie that will serve as the pilot for the series. The film will air in March (no specific date announced yet), and the series will follow sometime later this year (date also unknown).

However, there’s a lot of juicy new details that we do know, thanks to this trailer:

Here we see what we were promised: the original voice cast, including Mandy Moore as Rapunzel and Zachary Levi as Flynn, a unique animation style, and an explanation for the return of Rapunzel’s long, blonde hair.

This strategy of launching a new series with a film is nothing new for Disney Channel. The same thing happened for Lilo & Stitch: The Series, which premiered in 2003 with the direct-to-video Stitch! The Movie as its first story point. More recently, The Lion Guard and Elena of Avalor also debuted with double-episode premieres billed as “movies.” The running time of Tangled: Before Ever After is yet to be determined, though since it’s labeled a Disney Channel Original Movie, it’s likely to be feature-length. The subtitle Before Ever After refers to the film and series’ placement within the Tangled timeline. These new adventures take place before the short film Tangled Ever After, which saw Rapunzel and Flynn officially tying the knot in marriage.

Tangled: The Series is the first non-preschool animated program developed from an animated Disney movie since The Emperor’s New School in 2006.

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to discover new dreams with this crew come March. Stay tuned for more details as they surface.

What do you this of the new trailer? Will you watch the new movie and series?

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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About Blake Taylor

Blake is a scriptwriter at Elevation Church, the fastest-growing church in American history, where he develops documentary shorts and creative elements with the film team. He graduated Appalachian State University studying Electronic Media Production and is an alumni of the Disney College Program. Blake’s favorite films are Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Toy Story 3. You can find him on Twitter (@blake_242) and visit his blog at blakeonline.com.
  • I adore the animation style, but am a bit more tentative on the story. We’ll just have to see how it goes…

  • Manuel Orozco

    The hand drawn animation upgrade is awesome! I suspect Rapunzel discovered new healing flowers that restore her hair’s powers. I’m even more excited now for the new adventures of Rapunzel and Eugene!

  • It looks sweet, I’m certainly going to watch the TV movie and give the series a try. Even if it doesn’t end up grabbing me as a regular viewer, I really doubt I’ll end up outright disliking it – it just seems very charming. I’m even more intrigued, good job on the trailer Disney.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I’m definitely going to try and be a regular viewer.

  • Anthony Raphael

    Personally I would say even though Disney Channel is doing terrible with their live action and some of their animation lately, when it comes to making movie based TV shows, they are great at it, Aladdin, Emperors New School, Hercules, 101 Dalmatian and The Little Mermaid. I just love them. I feel like there’s more TV shows but I just can’t think of it right now.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I haven’t been into a Disney Channel show since the days of Suite Life, Hannah Montana and That’s So Raven. Tangled is definitely what the doctor ordered!

  • I’m actually really excited to see Rapunzel and Flynn again like this!! I honestly can’t wait to see the explanation for the hair and definitely checking out the series as well, so exciting!!!

  • Not a fan of the flash animation, but I’ll bite. Tangled is my favorite Disney film of this generation, and I would love to see more stories told from this universe.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Actually it’s more hand drawn.

    • sparkle

      This wasn’t animated with flash. This was a cut-out animation in Toon Boom. Those kind of smoother animations with 2D models with textures can be achieved (easily) on Toon Boom. Examples of these kind of animations on TV series are Penn Zero, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, etc.

      • Ah, that’s the software I was trying to name. But it’s definitely not entirely hand-drawn.

  • Ryan Prieto

    Im on board. Disney has really been integrating a great deal of quality into their animation, so I feel optimistic about this one. Plus who doesn’t love some Tangled?

  • lillypad2114

    I’ll look into it and pray it isn’t as kiddish as the Lion Guard (makes sense its on Playhouse Disney) but I’m looking for something along the lines of Star wars Rebels or Dragons: Race to the edge. Actually giving the older members of the audience something to stick around for like great characters you WISH were in the movie’s like Heather from RTTE.
    I really am annoyed though that they have to bring the hair back and can’t just have Rapunzel learning more about living outside a tower. Almost fearful that Disney will next bring Tadashi back because some magic pixie sparkle dust.
    The animation isn’t terrible but it looks less defined than MLP.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I don’t 100% think Disney will revive Tadashi at some point in the TV Series run. However, I won’t be surprised if that will saved for a possible big screen sequel of Big Hero 6.

  • Not Without

    Seems like the found a good solve to get her hair back… which she must lose again for the wedding!?!?

  • Mason Smith