Disney Channel will debut the original movie Tangled Before Ever After on March 10, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT. The animated film is set between Disney’s box office hit Tangled and the short film, Tangled Ever After, and features the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. Moore and Levi are reprising their roles from the 2010 animated film, with Moore back as Rapunzel and Levi returning as Eugene (formerly known as Flynn Rider).
Disney Channel has also set a March 24th premiere date for Tangled: The Series. In addition to Moore and Levi, the voice cast includes Eden Espinosa as Cassandra, Julie Bowen as Rapunzel’s mother, Clancy Brown as Rapunzel’s father, and Jeffrey Tambor as Snuggly Duckling Pub Thug, Big Nose. Sean Hayes voices Pete the Guard, Jeremy Jordan is teen alchemist Varian, and Jeff Ross is Pub Thug, Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot. Richard Kind provides the voice of Uncle Monty, Paul F. Tompkins is Pub Thug, Shorty; Jonathan Banks is Varian’s father, Quirin; Peter MacNicol is Nigel the Advisor; Diedrich Bader is Stan the Guard; M.C. Gainey is Captain of the Guards; Laura Benanti is Lady Caine; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is blacksmith Xavier; Pat Carroll is Old Lady Crowley; Charles Halford is Pub Thug, Vladimir; Steve Blum is Pub Thug, Attila Buckethead; and James Monroe Iglehart is Eugene’s friend Lance Strongbow.
Tangled opened in theaters on November 24, 2010 and grossed $48 million over its opening weekend, domestically. The Oscar-nominated animated film took in $591 million worldwide before exiting theaters.
The Plot: The visually vibrant animated adventure/comedy movie and series unfold as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. Her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity lead her to realize that there is so much more she needs to learn about the world and herself before she can assume her role as Princess of Corona. Beloved characters from the feature film accompany Rapunzel on her journey, including her partner in life Eugene; her loyal chameleon sidekick, Pascal; no-nonsense and dutiful horse, Maximus; and the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs. The series introduces newcomer Cassandra, a tough-as-nails lady-in-waiting, who becomes Rapunzel’s good friend and confidante.
In the Disney Channel Original Movie, Rapunzel grapples with both the new responsibilities of being princess and the overprotective ways of her father. While she wholeheartedly loves Eugene, Rapunzel does not share his immediate desire to get married and settle down within the castle walls. Determined to live life on her own terms, she and Cassandra embark on a secret adventure where they encounter mystical rocks that magically cause Rapunzel’s long blonde hair to grow back. Impossible to break and difficult to hide, Rapunzel must learn to embrace her hair and all that it represents.