Tangled: The Series (later re-titled to Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure) is a Disney Television Animated series, based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' acclaimed feature film of the same name. The series ran from March 24, 2017 to March 1, 2020 on Disney Channels around the world, with Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene.
Set between the events of the feature film and the start of Tangled Ever After, the animated series unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. Her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world drives her to the realization that 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. Accompanying Rapunzel on her journey will be Eugene; the plucky chameleon sidekick, Pascal; the no-nonsense horse, Maximus; The Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and newcomer Cassandra, a tough-as-nails handmaiden, who becomes Rapunzel's confidant.
Season Two finds Rapunzel venturing outside of the kingdom in search of where the mystical Black Rocks lead, after discovering she is somehow connected to them. Accompanying Rapunzel on her journey is her partner in life, Eugene; her best friend and confidante, Cassandra; her loyal chameleon sidekick, Pascal; no-nonsense and dutiful horse, Maximus; Eugene’s best friend, Lance and the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs. Together, they will discover new people and places and embark on an incredible new adventure far beyond Corona’s walls.
In the season three premiere, Rapunzel returns to the kingdom of Corona only to find that it has been taken over by an old enemy. Still reeling from Cassandra’s betrayal, Rapunzel must use her inner strength to save Corona and its people, including her parents, King Frederic and Queen Arianna, and turn Cassandra back over to the good side. Sticking by her side are her partner in life, Eugene; her loyal chameleon sidekick, Pascal; no-nonsense and dutiful horse, Maximus; and Eugene’s best friend, Lance.
- Mandy Moore as Rapunzel
- Zachary Levi as Eugene Fitzherbert, Feldspar
- Jeffrey Tambor as Big Nose
- Paul F. Tompkins as Shorty
- M. C. Gainey as The Captain of the Guards
- Clancy Brown as King Frederic
- Julie Bowen as Queen Arianna
- Charles Halford as Vladimir
- Steve Blum as Attila
- Brad Garrett as Hook Hand
Introduced in the series
- Eden Espinosa as Cassandra
- Jeremy Jordan as Varian
- Jeff Ross as Hook Foot
- Richard Kind as Uncle Monty
- Diedrich Bader as Stan
- Sean Hayes as Pete
- Peter MacNicol as Nigel the Advisor
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Xavier
- James Monroe Iglehart as Lance Strongbow
- Jonathan Banks as Quirin
- Pat Carroll/Susanne Blakeslee as Old Lady Crowley
- Vivian Vencer as Angry/Kiera
- Ruby Jay as Red/Catalina
- Carol Kane as Madame Canardist
- Bruce Campbell as King Edmund
- Kelly Hu as Adira
- Britt Robertson as Vex
- Timothy Dalton as Lord Demanitus
- Yvonne Strahovski as Stalyan
- Katy Mixon as Seraphina
- Kathy Najimy as Mother
- Khary Payton as Kai
- Chris Diamantopoulos as Flynn Rider/Brock Thunderstrike
- Betsy Sodaro as Clementine
- Artemis Pebdani as Creighton
- Gina Torres as Queen of Ingvarr
- Tara Fitzgerald as Zhan Tiri
- Jennifer Veal as Enchanted Girl
- Dee Bradley Baker as Hamuel
- It is the fourteenth television series to be based on a Disney animated feature, after The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Timon & Pumbaa, Jungle Cubs, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Hercules, The Legend of Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, The Emperor's New School, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, The 7D and The Lion Guard.
- This is the second series to be greenlit by Disney for an entire series after Star Wars Rebels.
- The show was originally scheduled to premiere in June 2017 but was moved up to March.
- Rapunzel's Journal was inspired by executive producer Chris Sonnenburg's daughter's journal. His daughter, Arianna, also gave Queen Arianna her name.
- The style of the animated series is primarily based off of Rapunzel's own artistic style from the film.
- Starting from season two, the series was renamed Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure.
- One of the animation styles in the Guardians of the Galaxy episode, "Black Vortex, Part One", is the same one used by Tangled: The Series.
- The third season was stopped for a bit after the 10th episode.
- Storyboard artists for the series, Kaitlyn Ritter and Anna Lencioni, pitched an idea for a comic spin-off focusing on Varian titled Varian and the Seven Kingdoms, which saw Varian teaming up with new friends to discover the seven alchemical transformations. According to Ritter, while Disney was enthusiastic with the project and even received support and encouragement, they ultimately passed as they felt that a series that focused on a Rapunzel-related character without Rapunzel would be risky. Disney even suggested changing Varian to a completely original character so as to be an original brand, but Ritter and Lencioni refused.
- The series is shown to go through a time-line of 2 years, with "Secret of the Sun Drop" taking place one year after the events of the first film, and "Beginnings" revealing that Cassandra and Rapunzel were friends for 2 years prior to her betrayal in "Rapunzel's Return". In addition, the Dark Kingdom flashbacks reveal that Eugene is 25 years old by the events of Season 2, and by the events of Cassandra's Revenge, he is 26 years old. This would mean that by the events of Tangled Ever After, Rapunzel would be 20 years old, or older, while Eugene is 26 years old, or older. This would also mean that the Tangled trilogy covers 2 years.
- Season 3 was set to have 36 episodes, but was shortened to 17.
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