RAPUNZEL SWINGS INTO ACTION WITH A TANGLED TAKEOVER ON DISNEY CHANNEL CANADA THIS MARCH
Best. Day. Ever. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Acclaimed Film Tangled Premieres Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
New Disney Channel Original Movie Tangled Before Ever After Debuts Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Hairly-Anticipated Tangled: The Series Premieres Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
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TORONTO – It’s finally hair! Beginning Saturday, March 18, Rapunzel and friends stage a Tangled takeover on Disney Channel Canada with the network premiere of the acclaimed featured film Tangled at 7 p.m. ET/PT followed by the new Disney Channel Original Movie Tangled Before Ever After on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Concluding the Tangled lineup is the highly-anticipated premiere of Tangled: The Series on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Reprising their roles for both the film and series are Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi as Rapunzel and Eugene (formerly known as Flynn Rider), respectively.
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 (voiced by Broadway’s Eden Espinosa), a tough-as-nails lady-in-waiting, who becomes Rapunzel’s good friend and confidante. Tangled: The Series airs Fridays at 7 p.m. ET/PT beginning March 31.
In Tangled Before Ever After, 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. The movie premieres Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Starring alongside Moore, Levi and Espinosa are Julie Bowen (Modern Family) as Rapunzel’s mother, Queen Arianna, and Clancy Brown (Shawshank Redemption) as Rapunzel’s father, King Frederic.
Recurring guest voice cast includes Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) as Snuggly Duckling Pub Thug, Big Nose; Sean Hayes (Will and Grace) as Pete the Guard, Jeremy Jordan (Showcase’s Supergirl) as teen alchemist Varian, Laura Benanti (Showcase’s Supergirl) as Lady Caine, and more.
Produced by Disney Television Animation, Tangled: The Series was developed by animation veterans Chris Sonnenburg (Disney’s Enchanted) and Shane Prigmore (The Lego Movie). Sonnenburg serves as executive producer and supervising director; Benjamin Balistreri (How to Train Your Dragon) is supervising producer; Jase Ricci (Disney XD’s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero) is story editor; and Alan Bodner (The Iron Giant) is art director. Celebrated artist Claire Keane (Frozen, Tangled), who painted Rapunzel’s tower murals in the feature film, is the series’ visual development artist.
The series features songs by Academy Award-winning Disney legend Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. Emmy Award-winning Kevin Kliesch (Tangled Ever After) serves as score composer.
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