The first trailer for Disney’s Tangled tv series, announced back in 2015, has finally arrived.
The show will launch in March on Disney Channel with a made-for-tv movie, Tangled: Before Ever After, before heading into its regular half-hour series format. It was developed by veteran animator Chris Sonnenburg, whose credits include Gravity Falls and Futurama, and Shane Prigmore, a character designer on The Boxtrolls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Sonnenburg did double duty as exec producer and supervising director, while Prigmore was exec producer and creative director.
The events of the show take place between the 2010 theatrical feature and the 2012 short Tangled Ever After, which centered on the wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. In the series though, Rapunzel puts that marriage, and her ascension to the crown, on hold so the couple can continue adventuring with chameleon sidekick Pascal and steed Maximus. New characters include Cassandra, a “tough-as-nails handmaiden who becomes Rapunzel’s confidant.”
The Toon Boom Harmony production was produced at Ottawa’s Mercury Filmworks. Jase Ricci (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) was story editor and Kevin Kliesch (Tangled Ever After) composed the music