It is crazy to think that it was back in June of 2015 did news of the upcoming series based around the hit feature film Tangled was getting a new series. Since then we here at BSCKids have been keeping tabs on the series. From the first announcement, to the first teaser trailer drop. We may or may not have been not so patiently waiting and getting hyped with every new bit of news in regards the ever after in the not so distant future.
But now the hype is a lot more real as we now have official dates of when the movie that is to set the stage for the upcoming series will be headed to our screens.
According to the recent press release, the Disney Channel Original Movie, Tangled Before Ever After, is set to premiere Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET, leading into the premiere of “Tangled: The Series” on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The new Tangled tales feature stars Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene — the charmer formerly known as Flynn Rider. Both the movie and series will have same-day launches on Disney Channel VOD platforms, and will roll out worldwide in 162 countries following their US debut.
But the new series and movie is not all! Our favorite characters will also appear in new print and e-book titles (including original middle grade series by Leila Howland) from Disney Publishing. Also, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will debut new playsets, dolls, role-play, apparel and accessories later this Fall at Disney Store and all other retailers. The singles “Wind in My Hair” performed by Mandy Moore and “Life After Happily Ever After” performed by Moore, Zachary Levi and Clancy Brown releasing on February 10 and March 10, respectively, from Walt Disney Records, and a DVD of the TV movie and four animated shorts releasing April 11 by Disney Studios.
The vibrant, energetic new adventure-comedy animation projects unfold as Rapunzel gets to know her parents, kingdom, and the people of Corona. With her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity, she realizes there is a lot to learn about the world and herself before she can assume her role as Princess. Along for the ride are beloved Tangled characters including loyal chameleon Pascal, no-nonsense horse Maximus, and the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs.
In Tangled Before Ever After, Rapunzel grapples with the responsibilities of being a 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 her tough-as-nails Lady-in-Waiting Cassandra (voiced by Broadway’s Eden Espinosa) 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.
Excited? Oh yeah.
One of the things I was starting to wonder after it was stated that there would be a made for television film kicking off the series was the wait time. As great as having that hour long event to get the story moving is. If there was a lengthy time gap between then and the series’ start that would be less the ideal. Luckily we have a short wait.
Now we have to make it until March 10th!
Be sure to stay tuned with us to see our review and first impressions of “Tangled Before Ever After” and “Tangled the Series.” And don’t forget to mark your calendars, “Tangled Before Ever After” is headed to Disney Channel on Friday, March 10th at 8pm.
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