While Disney’s movie branch seems determined to turn every classic Disney toon into a live action film, it looks like the TV branch is more interested in telling the stories between the movies. In that spirit, they’ve just announced that they’ll be taking Tangled, and turning it into a new animated series. While the entire cast has not been announced yet, we do know that Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will be returning to reprise the lead roles.
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. 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.