Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure
|Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure|
|Also known as||Tangled: The Series (season 1)|
|Developed by||Chris Sonnenburg & Shane Prigmore|
|Theme music composer||Gabe Moffat|
|Opening theme||"Wind in My Hair"|
by Mandy Moore
|Ending theme||"More of Me"|
by Natasha Bedingfield
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||51 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Chris Sonnenburg|
|Producer(s)||Benjamin Balistreri (supervising director)|
|Running time||23 and 44 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Disney Television Animation|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
|Audio format||5.1 surround sound|
|Original release||March 10, 2017 –|
|Preceded by||Tangled Ever After|
Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure, originally known as Tangled: The Series for its first season, is an American animated television series developed by Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Prigmore and produced by Disney Television Animation that premiered on Disney Channel as a Disney Channel Original Movie titled Tangled: Before Ever After on March 10, 2017, with regular episodes premiering on March 24, 2017. The series is based on the 2010 film Tangled and features the returning voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, alongside Eden Espinosa, Clancy Brown, Julie Bowen, James Monroe Iglehart, Jeff Ross, Paul F. Tompkins, and Jeremy Jordan.
In February 2017, ahead of the series premiere, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on June 24, 2018. In May 2018, ahead of the premiere of the series' second season, it was announced that the series has been renewed for a third season, which premiered on October 7, 2019.
Since being freed from Mother Gothel and reunited with her birth parents, King Frederic and Queen Arianna of Corona, Princess Rapunzel adjusts to life as their daughter and continues to have different misadventures with her boyfriend Eugene Fitzherbert, Pascal the chameleon, Maximus the horse, and her new handmaiden Cassandra, to uncover the mystery of her 70-foot long blonde hair's return and its new mystical abilities.
The second season centers around Princess Rapunzel, Eugene, and Cassandra's journey-accompanied by Lance, Hook Foot, and Shorty to solve the mystery of the black rock spikes and unveil Rapunzel's connection to them. They are also aided by the mysterious sword-wielding Adira who hails from the Dark Kingdom, from where Varian's father, Quirin, and the mystical rock spikes originated from. As her journey progresses, the barefoot princess learns that the outside world isn't all fun and games.
In the third season, Rapunzel and the group return to Corona where Rapunzel assumes the role of temporary queen and must find the strength inside herself to protect her home and loved one as she and her friends face new challenges that threaten the kingdom. However, Rapunzel must also come to terms with Cassandra's recent betrayal and live with the fact that her closest friend and confidante has now become one of her most dangerous enemies.
- Princess Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) is the long-lost Princess of Corona. She tries her best to become a good future queen, even though her naive ways often get her into trouble. Rapunzel continues to grow as the series progresses as she gets to experience life all while still adjusting to her newfound life as a princess and getting to know her family and subjects. In Season 1, Rapunzel seeks answers regarding the return of her hair and her connection to the mysterious Black Rocks that have begun to sprout since the night her hair returned. In Season 2, she leaves Corona and begins a long journey to follow the Black Rocks as they lead her towards her destiny in the Dark Kingdom.
- Eugene Fitzherbert (Zachary Levi), whose previous alias was Flynn Rider, is an orphaned reformed thief and Princess Rapunzel's boyfriend. After giving up his thieving ways, Eugene finds his place in Corona and becomes a royal guard instructor while strengthening the relationship between him and Rapunzel and growing closer towards his future-in-laws. He also has a mutual dislike and rivalry with Cassandra, but they gradually warm up to each other and later he reunites with his childhood best friend, Lance Strongbow. In Season 2, Eugene joins Rapunzel on her journey to follow the Black Rocks and by the end of the season, discovers he is the long-lost son of King Edmund and the long-lost Prince of the Dark Kingdom.
- Cassandra (Eden Espinosa) is the adopted daughter of the Captain of the Guards, and was formerly Princess Rapunzel's best friend and lady-in-waiting. She is a highly skilled warrior and dreams of one day becoming a royal guard herself. She has a strong dislike for Eugene, but eventually warms up to him. In Season 2, Cassandra joins Rapunzel on her journey to follow the path of the Black Rocks, but as the season gradually progresses, their friendship becomes increasingly strained and she ultimately turns against Rapunzel by stealing and merging with the all-powerful Moonstone. In Season 3, Cassandra becomes the main antagonist after discovering that she is the biological daughter of Mother Gothel who abandoned her the night she kidnapped Rapunzel.
- King Frederic (Clancy Brown) is the King of Corona and Rapunzel's overprotective yet loving father. Since the night his only child was taken, he naturally fears and dislikes any kind of magic and due to this, Frederic greatly fears for Rapunzel's safety and forbids her from leaving Corona without his consent which occasionally causes issues between him and his daughter. However, as the first season progresses, he slowly comes to accept that Rapunzel is now an independent young woman and by the end of the season, gives his daughter his blessings to leave Corona to follow the Black Rocks and explore the outside world.
- Queen Arianna (Julie Bowen) is the Queen of Corona and Princess Rapunzel's birth mother. She wants her long-lost teenage daughter to follow her heart and do what she believes in. As an early coronation present, she had given her daughter a journal to fill its pages with her own adventures, encouraging her to find her own destiny.
- Lance Strongbow (James Monroe Iglehart) is Eugene's childhood best friend and former partner-in-crime from his younger thieving days. In Season 1, Lance reappears in Eugene's life and tries to persuade him to return to his former life as a thief, but instead reforms and becomes a member of the group. In Season 2, Lance joins Rapunzel and Eugene on their journey to follow the Black Rocks leading to the Dark Kingdom and during their adventures, he develops an unrequited crush on Adira.
- Hook Foot (Jeff Ross) is the hook-footed younger brother of Hook Hand. Hook Foot takes the place of his brother who is on a world tour as a concert pianist. He joins Rapunzel and Eugene on their adventures in Season 2, but leaves the series in The Brothers Hook, to join his brother as a dancer on his world tour.
- Shorty (Paul F. Tompkins) is a short, old, and crazy thug. Shorty joins Rapunzel and Eugene on their adventures in Season 2.
- Varian (Jeremy Jordan) is a clumsy but smart, young alchemist who attempts to help Rapunzel discover the secrets of her newly regrown hair. He becomes the main antagonist for the first season finale because Rapunzel has been too preoccupied with saving Corona from a winter storm to help him save his father from being entombed in amber. Even after the storm ended, she doesn't go check on him and Varian is left alone, probably for a few months. Bent on revenge, Varian uses Rapunzel to acquire what remains of the Sun Drop flower, learning that its magic has transferred itself into Rapunzel and capturing Queen Arianna to force Rapunzel to help him. Varian is enraged when the attempt fails and is only stopped once Rapunzel accepts her connection with the black rocks to wipe out Varian's automaton army. Varian is arrested for his crimes against Corona soon after, but vows he will release his father. King Frederic promises Rapunzel that Varian will receive the help he needs. In season 3, he takes over Corona with the help of Andrew of Saporia in hopes of erasing the memories of everyone in Corona, believing he is no longer capable of redemption, but after being betrayed by the Saporians, he reveals that he just wanted to be friends with Rapunzel again, which she gladly accepts. Upon returning to her side, the two of them defeat Andrew and free his father, who tells him that he was always proud of him.
- Pascal and Maximus (Dee Bradley Baker)
- Fidella is Cassandra's horse and Maximus's love interest.
- Ruddiger is Varian's pet raccoon.
- Corona Royal Guards are servants of King Frederic.
- The Pub Thugs are a bunch of thugs that hang out at the Snuggly Duckling pub and were befriended by Rapunzel and Eugene.
- Big Nose (Jeffrey Tambor) is a big-nosed thug that is the romantic of the thugs.
- Vladimir (Charles Halford) is a thug in a bull-horned helmet that is the strongest of the thugs. He was previously voiced by Richard Kiel in the movie.
- Attila Buckethead (Steve Blum) is a thug in a full metal helmet whose passion is baking. He becomes Monty's assistant in One Angry Princess. He was previously voiced by Byron Howard in the movie.
- Ulf is a thug who seeks to become a professional mime. In accordance with his profession, he never speaks.
- Nigel (Peter MacNicol) is King Frederic's adviser.
- Xavier (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) is a blacksmith who appears to be well-versed with Corona's history.
- Quirin (Jonathan Banks) is Varian's disapproving father. Quirin was originally from the Dark Kingdom and had served under King Edmund, along with Adira and the rest of the Brotherhood, until he was commanded to leave as the black rock spikes and immeasurably powerful evil magical energies of the powerful Moonstone opal made their land uninhabitable. He had settled in the kingdom of Corona, where he had met and married Varian's dead mother. In Queen for a Day, Quirin became encased in golden crystal as a result of Varian introducing a chemical to the black rock spikes in his lab. He is finally freed in Rapunzel's Return when Rapunzel used the decaying incantation on the golden crystal. After being freed, he finally expresses to Varian how proud he is to his son.
- Kiera (Vivian Vencer), formerly known as "Angry," is an angry black-haired young orphan and thief whom Eugene and Lance convinced to change her ways in Big Brothers of Corona, crossing paths with the former again in Vigor the Visionary when she attempted to find her parents but was deceived by the Daylight Thieves. Though she was known as "Angry" during the first two seasons, the episode Who's Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf? reveals her true name is Kiera.
- Catalina (Ruby Jay), formerly known as "Red," is a quiet young red-haired orphan who is both Kiera's best friend and partner in crime, being the closest thing Kiera has to a sister. Though she was known as "Red" throughout the first two seasons, in the episode Who's Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf? where she becomes a victim of the werewolf curse, her real name is revealed to be Catalina.
- Uncle Monty (Richard Kind) is an elderly shopkeeper who sells sweets. He is on friendly terms with everyone except Rapunzel due to personal issues. However in season 3, he starts warming up to her.
- Old Lady Crowley (Pat Carroll, seasons 1-2, Susanne Blakeslee, season 3) is a grumpy old lady never known to smile. Eugene calls her Scowley Crowley.
- Feldspar (Zachary Levi) is the local cobbler of Corona. Levi does an impression of comedian Ed Wynn for the character.
- Adira (Kelly Hu) is a mysterious and fierce warrior who knows of Rapunzel's quest, originating from the Dark Kingdom like Quirin and armed with a blade made of the same material as the black stones. Lance appears to have a crush on her. Debuting in the end of the Season 1 finale in a cameo, she appears as a supporting character and mysterious ally throughout Season 2.
- King Edmund (Bruce Campbell) is the ruler of the Dark Kingdom and Eugene's long-lost father. He comes from a long line of rulers who have all sworn to protect the Moonstone. However, twenty-five years earlier when the power of the Moonstone began to destroy his kingdom, King Edmund tried to rid himself of the Moonstone, but his attempts failed and caused a catastrophic event that led to the death of his wife. In order to protect his subjects and keep any from seeking the Moonstone's power, King Edmund ordered everyone, including his advisors Quirin, Adira and Hector to leave for their own safety along with his infant son, Eugene. King Edmund has since remained in the Dark Kingdom to stop anyone from seeking the Moonstone. In the Season 2 finale, King Edmund is reunited with Eugene and tries to seek his aid to help destroy the Moonstone, but he eventually relents when he recognizes the great faith Eugene has for Rapunzel's ability to put an end the Moonstone's immeasurable destructive power once and for all.
- Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy) is the deceased adoptive mother of Rapunzel who abducted her as an infant due to her golden hair's unique healing abilities, which she then hoarded for herself to maintain her youth and beauty. She aged into dust at the end of the original movie. She is first seen in one of Rapunzel's nightmares shortly after her 70-foot golden hair mysteriously grew back and gained new mystical abilities. Gothel claims to have "risen from the dead" and that it was time for Rapunzel to return to her tower where she would be "safe and secure." She reappears in a dream of a perfect life made by Matthews in Rapunzeltopia to hand the great mystical powers of the Sundrop over to his master, Zhan Tiri. In Lost and Found it is implied that she was once a pupil of Lord Demanitus, along with Matthews and Mrs. Sugarby before they betrayed him to free and serve Zhan Tiri. In Season 3, it's revealed that Gothel is Cassandra's birth mother, but abandoned her on the night she kidnapped Rapunzel.
- Lady Caine (Laura Benanti) is the main antagonist of Tangled: Before Ever After and the first half of the first season. On Rapunzel's coronation day she launches an attack alongside some thieves, in order to obtain revenge on King Frederic for taking her father away. Rapunzel has no other choice and reveals her new 70-foot-long golden hair and, with the help of her friends, defeat all the thugs who are arrested. She returns in Max's Enemy where her horse Axel breaks her out without any suspicion as he intentionally became part of the royal guard. However, Maximus has suspected Axel all along and stops the two.
- The Stabbington brothers (Ron Perlman) are the former partners-in-crime of Eugene, whom he betrayed in his thieving days as Flynn Rider. They had worked with Mother Gothel to get Rapunzel back to avenge themselves on Eugene, but were captured by the royal guards soon after. They first appeared in Cassandra v. Eugene where they use the "game" created by Rapunzel to escape from their cell and capture Eugene and Cassandra. However, as they are about to kill him in revenge, he and Cass work together and defeat the two, who were presumably locked up once again.
- Andrew (Dean Winters) is the leader of the Separatists of Saporia who is dedicated to destroying the kingdom of Corona.
- Willow (Jane Krakowski) is Queen Arianna's estranged younger sister who arrives unexpectedly on Arianna's birthday. As a birthday present, she gives Arianna a small creature with a green rattle that she must keep at all times lest it reproduce asexually and go on a rampage.
- Ruth (Danielle Brooks) is a bitter ghost who was able to pass on to the afterlife with Rapunzel and the Snuggly Duckling gang's participation in one of her lost melodies.
- The Baron (Lance Henriksen) is an enemy of Eugene's and the main antagonist of Beyond the Corona Walls. He has a pet venomous Kai spider.
- Anthony (Gideon Emery), nicknamed the "Weasel," is a subordinate of the Baron.
- Stalyan (Yvonne Strahovski) is the Baron's daughter and Eugene's former girlfriend and fiancee whom he left at the altar. She returns in The Eye of Pincosta where she reluctantly works with Rapunzel to find the Eye that she and Eugene, as Flynn Rider, had stolen. She seems to reform as she accepts that Eugene is with the Princess now.
- Vex (Britt Robertson) is a girl who demanded money for her services but changed her ways and became Quaid's deputy after the latter defeated the Collector in his rematch.
- Captain Quaid the Blade (Reg E. Cathey) is the sheriff of Vardaros who became a beekeeper after he met his match until he met Rapunzel and came out of retirement. Quaid was Cathey's final role before his death.
- Vigor the Visionary (Dee Bradley Baker) is a psychic chimp who is ultimately revealed to contain the spirit of Lord Demanitus himself.
- Madame Canardist (Carol Kane) is an old gypsy woman who is Vigor's keeper and agent.
- Calliope (Natalie Palamides) is the Keeper of the Spire’s apprentice who is a talented illusionist.
- Hector (Kim Coates) is a sadistic member of the Brotherhood who safeguard the Moonstone from outsiders and resides in the Great Tree where he attempted to stop Rapunzel's group from advancing to the Dark Kingdom. He also considers Adira to be a traitor to King Edmund and the Brotherhood.
- Hook Hand (Brad Garrett) is Hook Foot's big brother from the original movie. In the beginning of the series, he has left Corona on world tour to live out his dream as a concert pianist and has since become very famous and successful. In Season 2, Hook Hand reunites with Rapunzel and her friends when they attend one of his concerts and reunites with Hook Foot. However, it's revealed there is bad blood between the brothers since Hook Hand constantly makes fun of Hook Foot's dreams of becoming a dancer. Hook Hand is later scolded by Rapunzel for not supporting Hook Foot, causing him to realize the error of his ways. He later invites his brother to join him on his tour after he saves his career.
- The Enchanted Girl (Jennifer Veal) is a blue spirit-like being who takes the form of a little girl that convinces Cassandra to take the Moonstone and assists her in harnessing its power.
- Lord Demanitus (Timothy Dalton) is a legendary scientist who researched the Sundrop and the Moonstone before being betrayed by his apprentices who summoned Zhan Tiri to their world. Demanitus eventually sends Zhan Tiri back to his realm after a series of battles, scattering his research on the Sundrop and Moonstone to prevent their misuse. Demanitus then used a combination of science and magic to transfer his soul into the vessel that came to be known as Vigor the Visionary to conceal himself from his enemies. While Demanitus surfaced during the events of Lost and Found to help Rapunzel acquire the last part of his research, it was temporary with his mind permanently subverted within his vessel.
- Zhan Tiri (Tara Fitzgerald) is a demon warlock from another reality who was mentioned in numerous legends that include him causing an all-consuming blizzard that threatens Corona when at its weakest and corrupting the Great Tree into his personal fortress before he was sealed back into his dimension by Lord Demanitus. Zhan Tiri's spectral servants Sugracha and Tromus both sought to bring their master back into their world.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Film||March 10, 2017|
|1||21||March 24, 2017||January 13, 2018|
|2||21||June 24, 2018||April 14, 2019|
|3||TBA||October 7, 2019||TBA|
On June 3, 2015, Disney Channel announced that the series was in development. On February 15, 2017, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season ahead of the series premiere. The series features new songs from Alan Menken, who wrote and scored the songs for the original movie, and Glenn Slater.
On May 31, 2018, it was announced that the second season would premiere on June 24, 2018, and that the series had also been renewed for a third season. Additionally, it was also announced that the series would be re-titled as Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure.
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers|
|1||21||March 24, 2017||1.30||January 13, 2018||0.96||1.00|
|2||21||June 24, 2018||0.67||April 14, 2019||0.35||0.47|
Awards and nominations
|2018||Annie Award||Best Animated Television/Broadcast
Production for Children
|Episode: "Queen for a Day"||Nominated|||
|Outstanding Achievement for Character Design
in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
|Shane Prigmore, Bobby Pontillas,
Taylor Krahenbuhl, Mayumi Nose
(for Tangled: Before Ever After)
|Outstanding Achievement for Directing
in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
|Tom Caulfield, Stephen Sandoval
(for Tangled: Before Ever After)
|Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Individual in Animation||Tom Caulfield||Won|
|Outstanding Casting for an Animated Special or Series||Julia Pleasants, Sara Jane Sherman||Nominated|
|Outstanding Music Direction or Composition||Kevin Kliesch||Nominated|
|2019||Annie Award||Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation
in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
|Juliane Martin (for "King Pascal")||Nominated|
|Outstanding Achievement for Character Design
in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production
|Amanda Jolly (for "Freebird")||Won|
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special||Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure||Nominated|
|Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation||Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure||Tied|
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