Ever since Tangled: Before Ever After, the new animated Disney Channel series inspired by 2010’s Tangled that takes place in between that film and the 2012 short “Tangled Ever After,” was announced, one huge question has persisted: what is the animation style going to be (the original film, of course, featured computer-generated animation)? Well, now we have answer to that question, as well as new details on the series’ cast, title (see above!), music, and the very first image from the show.
Based on the gorgeous image provided (the immensely talented Claire Keane, daughter of Disney Legend Glen Keane, contributed design work and consultation), the series will utilize a traditional, 2D animation look. What’s so amazing about the artwork is that it completely captures the original film’s feeling, while still creating its own vibe. We cannot wait to watch this new series, especially since it was announced that original composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater will be contributing music, alongside composer Kevin Kliesch (“Tangled Ever After”).
Also announced was the series’ voice cast, which is incredibly impressive. It’s already been announced that Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles from the film, but we now know that Jeffrey Tambor and Paul F. Tompkins will also reprise their roles as Big Nose and Shorty, two of the Snuggly Duckling pub thugs. Additionally, M.C. Gainey will be the Captain of the Guards one more.
Joining these returning favorites are Ashley Judd as Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna; Broadway star Eden Espinosa as Rapunzel’s handmaiden and confidant, Cassandra; comedian Jeff Ross as Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot; Richard Kind as Uncle Monty; Sean Hayes, as Pete the Guard; Peter MacNicol as Nigel the Advisor; Clancy Brown as Rapunzel’s father King Frederic; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as blacksmith Xavier; Diedrich Bader as Stan the Guard; Charles Halford as Pub Thug Vladimir; Steve Blum as Pub Thug Attila Buckethead; James Monroe Iglehart as Eugene’s friend Lance Strongbow; Jeremy Jordan as teen alchemist Varian; and Jonathan Banks as Quirin, Varian’s father. That’s right: get ready for brand new pub thugs.
If you weren’t already anxiously awaiting the 2017 debut of Tangled: Before Ever After, then chances are you are now. Just look at Pascal with the frying pan! Priceless!