One of the most successful and highest rated Disney movies on the 21st century is going to keep giving more! Tangled, the 2010 flick that highlighted the story of Rapunzel and her unexacting beau, Flynn Rider, was a huge box office hit in one of the first movies Disney made without Pixar. Now they’ll stake their claim as genius innovators of the film by bringing it to the Disney Channel!
In 2017 Tangled will become it’s own series, and yes, the voices of the main characters will be joining in the fun, too! Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise ‘Repunzel’ and ‘Rider’ for the series that will, according to cnn.com, will be ‘set between the events of the feature film and the start of the 2012 short film Tangled Ever After, the animated series unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. As she realizes there is so much more she needs 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.‘
Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer at Disney Channels Worldwide, recently said about the project, ‘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.’
Be on the lookout for more news on this as we creep closer to 2017. If only it would come quicker…
P.S. Are you excited? Get in the Tangled mood with our Tangled coloring pages.