Disney confirms ‘Tangled’ TV series coming in 2017

Posted at 2:50 PM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-03 16:50:26-04

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Rapunzel is letting her hair down on TV in 2017.

Disney announced on Wednesday it will be airing “Tangled,” an animated series based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2010 film of the same name.

Both Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their original roles as Rapunzel and Eugene (a.k.a. Flynn Rider), respectively.

The series — which is aimed at “kids, tweens and families” — is set between the events of the feature film and the start of the 2012 short film, “Tangled Ever After.” Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater will reunite for the project.

This time around, Rapunzel will have to figure out life in her new kingdom as she learns to live with her parents and the people of Corona. The good news is that she’ll have some friends to help her along the way: Eugene (of course); the “plucky” chameleon sidekick, Pascal; the “no-nonsense” horse, Maximus; the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and a new addition, “tough-as-nails handmaiden” Cassandra.

“Her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world drives [Rapunzel] to the realization that there is so much more she needs to learn before she can truly accept her royal destiny,” reads Disney’s description of the series. “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.”