'Tangled' animated TV series based on film coming to Disney Channel

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Disney Is Turning 'Tangled' Into a TV Series

"Tangled" is heading to the small screen. Based on the 2010 feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the animated television series is slated to premiere on Disney Channel in 2017.

Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles, voicing Rapunzel and Eugene, also known as Flynn Rider, respectively.

The series follows the success of Disney Channel's 2012 "Tangled Ever After" short, which brought in five million total viewers.

The Disney Television Animation project reunites the movie's composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater who will work on the series, which is being developed by exec producer Chris Sonnenburg ("Enchanted"), who will also serve as supervising director, and Shane Prigmore ("The Lego Movie"), who is co-exec producer and creator director.

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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Mandy Moore promotes her new movie 'Tangled' at the Disney Store on November 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Actors Mandy Moore and Zach Levi promote their new movie 'Tangled' at the Disney Store on November 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Mandy Moore arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Tangled' at the El Capitan Theater on November 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Zachary Levi arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Tangled' at the El Capitan Theater on November 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Zachary Levi arrives at Walt Disney Pictures Presents the Premiere of 'Tangled' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actors Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi pose with characters Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, the characters they provide the voices for in Walt Disney Pictures upcoming animated film 'Tangled' at Disneyland on October 23, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Patrick Waymore/Disney via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actors Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi pose with characters Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, the characters they provide the voices for in Walt Disney Pictures upcoming animated film 'Tangled' at Disneyland on October 23, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Patrick Waymore/Disney via Getty Images)
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"The genius of the original movie was its seamless blending of cinematic adventure, character-driven comedy and touching emotion. And we are fortunate to have several of the creative talent from that movie on board with this new production," commented Gary Marsh, president and CCO of Disney Channels Worldwide. "With the addition of Chris and Shane as executive producers, we have the perfect team in place to create a series worthy of the original film."

"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.

Jase Ricci ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") is the story editor on the "Tangled" series and Kevin Kliesch ("Tangled Ever After") will serve as the score composer. Claire Keane ("Frozen," "Tangled") consulted on development of the series.

The "Tangled" series is the latest step in the Disney franchise, following the huge box office success. The Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated film opened with $68.7 million and earned $200 million domestically and over $593 million globally. The original song "I See the Light," recorded by Moore and Levi, also won a Grammy Award.

"Tangled" is also featured at Disney theme parks, and Rapunzel has become one of the top-selling Disney Princesses among Disney Store and Disney Publishing merchandise. The tale is being adapted for a stage show on Disney Magic cruise ship, set to premiere onboard this November.

See the tweets below of people reacting to the show's announcement!

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Tangled TV show? Yaaaaaaasss! http://t.co/UbFZotKBuc
So, there's going to be a Tangled TV series? I guess that means it's time to start watching Disney Channel again.
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Uh, #Tangled television series? YES PLEASE!
.@ZacharyLevi will be in a Tangled TV series!! 😄 But it won't air until 2017. 😩
THERE'S A NEW TANGLED ANIMATED SERIES COMING TO DISNEY CHANNEL Which means new songs More Flynn New adventures AND MORE FLYNN😍
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Some people are just so gross but I have a Tangled animated series to look forward to in 2017 so I'm gonna focus on that
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there's gonna be a tangled show gah 😍
DISNEY IS MAKING TANGLED INTO A TV SHOW!! I COULDNT BE MORE HAPPY!!!
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