Disney Princess fever has never been hotter -- just ask "Frozen" stars Elsa and Anna -- and the company is capitalizing on that popularity with a new Disney Channel series based on the studio's 2010 hit "Tangled."
The animated musical starred the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, who played Rapunzel and Eugene/Flynn, respectively. Both actors are set to reprise those roles for the series, which will also be called "Tangled," and also feature original music from longtime Disney composer Alan Menken (who received one of his many Oscar nominations for "Tangled" tune "I See the Light").
Here's the official synopsis for the series, per a Disney press release:
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.
The film followed Rapunzel, a young princess who was kidnapped by an evil witch and forced to live alone in a tall tower, where the only means of entry or exit was by letting down her long locks. Rapunzel eventually works up the courage to leave her tower, and embarks on an adventure with the dashing bandit Flynn, with whom she falls in love. ("Tangled Ever After" is centered around their wedding.)
"Tangled" is set to premiere on the Disney Channel sometime in 2017.
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