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Watch the First Trailer for ‘Tangled: The Series’

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.

  • Tri

    Looks very cute! I will probably watch this :)

  • So the premise is pretty much the same as the Aladdin series.. I’m sure it’ll be good either way.

    • Abdullah Zubair

      Aladdin!! Now that was an awesome series

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    I’m more interested in a Zootopia series,but this looks okay.

  • Sam

    … Why? Looks flat and way to flash / toon boomy-ish. What happened to animation? With a company like this backed animation I would expect more. Why not strive for better not budget orientated animation?

  • Chicken McPhee

    Beautiful and a feat of engineering. Also true to Glen Keane’s art.

    • Mesterius

      How is this cheap Flash design and animation “true to Glen Keane’s art”?

      • Chicken McPhee

        The character designs are styled after Glen Keane’s Tangled drawings.
        Also, fairly sure this isn’t Flash, unless we somehow appeared back in the late 90s.

        • Animation_Director

          You’re right, it’s animated in Harmony. Most of the major studios stopped using Flash years ago.

        • Jason

          It’s not Flash, but it uses a similar process with puppet animation. It’s from Mercury Filmworks who did the animation for the 2013 Mickey Mouse shorts, season 1 of Wander Over Yonder, and Penn-Zero.

          • Mesterius

            Yeah, I’ll admit I used Flash as a general term here for 2D puppetry animation. The designs can be styled after Keane’s Tangled drawings all they want (I assume you’re thinking about sketches and the like from the Art Of-book, which I haven’t read); but this cheap style of animation still doesn’t live up to the wonderfully dynamic art of Keane, or for that matter, anyone else from Disney’s great roster of traditional character animators.

          • Animator Dude

            “if it’s not done in the hardest way possible it’s not good”

      • Michel Van

        That for TV and Disney not put millions into Animated TV Show
        maybe 10000 dollars or so, then you get this result:
        Flash base animation from Computer

  • barney_miller

    Congrats to the TANGLED crew! Ben Balistreri is a HUGE part of getting this show to screen as well!

  • Love the look of this… fun to see such fun stylised versions of the characters! Looks like moving Golden Book illustrations! Congrats to the whole team!

  • David

    Wait , I thought the approved narrative at Disney Corp is that kids (and adults) don’t care to watch 2D animation anymore … or is that only for features ?

    • Doconnor

      The Disney Channel continues to make 2D animation, like the Lion Guard launched last year.

  • Darin Kirschner

    I like it. Neat designs and punchy animation. It doesn’t need to be superfluid as long as it is well done in the facial dept, and this looks to be so. Long live 2D!

  • Lexi

    I’m interested to see what the actual animation quality is like as it’s hard to get a real sense, the way this trailer’s cobbled together. What I will say is, what awful dialogue. I really hope the writing isn’t as contrived and hacky as this trailer makes it seem.