Disney has announced it is turning the Tangled animated movie into an animated series for the Disney Channel.
There is still plenty of time for you to get caught up on the movie, as the show won’t debut until 2017. On the plus side, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will return to reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene (aka Flynn Rider).
“Tangled” on Disney Channel is set between the events of the original film and the start of “Tangled Ever After.” The series follows the long-locked Rapunzel (Moore), as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona, and realizes there is much more she needs to learn before she can truly accept her royal destiny, causing her to put her crown and put her marriage on hold to seek out epic adventures, much to the dismay of her father, the King. Accompanying Rapunzel on her journey will be the charming bandit Eugene (Levi); 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.
Disney is really cranking up the production slate of shows in the coming years, with DuckTales and more already on the company’s schedule. Of course nothing has been said about new episodes of Phineas and Ferb or Gravity Falls, but fairy tale fare is okay too.