Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (Tangled: The Series in the first season) is an American hand-drawn animated musical fantasy television series that premiered on Disney Channel on March 10, 2017 as a movie, and began airing regular episodes from March 24, 2017. It is based on Disney's 2010 computer-animated film Tangled, directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. It takes place between the original movie and the short Tangled Ever After. A teaser trailer was released during the Disney Channel Original Movie, The Swap. It began as a DCOM, titled Tangled: Before Ever After, which premiered on March 10, 2017.
Set between the events of the feature film and the start of the 2012 CGI short film, Tangled Ever After, the animated series unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. Her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world drives her to the realization that there is so much more she needs to learn before she can truly accept her royal destiny. She boldly puts her crown and impending marriage on hold to seek out epic adventures, much to the dismay of the King who, after missing out on Rapunzel's childhood, must accept that his daughter is now an independent young woman. Accompanying Rapunzel on her journey will be Eugene Fitzherbert; the plucky chameleon sidekick, Pascal; the no-nonsense horse, Maximus; most of The Snuggly Duckling's pub thugs; and newcomer Cassandra, a tough-as-nails handmaiden, who becomes Rapunzel's confidant.
- Mandy Moore as Princess Rapunzel
- Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider
- Julie Bowen as Queen Arianna
- Clancy Brown as King Frederic
- Eden Espinosa as Cassandra
- Hamuel (Seasons 2-3)
- Jeff Ross as Hook Foot
- Richard Kind as Monty
- Jeffrey Tambor as Big Nose
- Paul F. Tompkins as Shorty
- M. C. Gainey as Captain of the Guards
- Sean Hayes as Pete
- Peter MacNicol as Nigel
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Xavier the Blacksmith
- Diedrich Bader as Stan the guard
- Charles Halford as the pub thug Vladimir
- Vivian Vencer and Ruby Jay as Kiera and Catalina
- Steve Blum as the pub thug Attila
- James Monroe Iglehart as Lance Strongbow
- Jeremy Jordan as Varian
- Jonathan Banks as Quirin
- Jennifer Veal as Enchanted Girl
- Tara Fitzgerald as Zhan Tiri
- Donna Murphy as Gothel (nightmares, flashbacks, spirit form)
- It is the fourteenth television series to be based on a Disney animated feature, after The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Timon & Pumbaa, Jungle Cubs, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Hercules, The Legend of Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, The Emperor's New School, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, The 7D and The Lion Guard.
- This is also the third television series since 1994 to be based on a movie featuring a Disney Princess. The first two were The Little Mermaid and Aladdin.
- Rapunzel's hair magically grows back.
- This is the second series to be green lit by Disney for an entire series after Star Wars Rebels.
- Three TV "tentpole film" specials, starting with Tangled: Before Ever After were planned for November 2017, and February 2018. The crew later confirmed at D23 Expo 2017 that each season will have one for the mid-season and one for the season finale. The remaining tentpole films for Season 1 were "Queen for a Day" and "Secret of the Sun Drop", although they were produced as standard forty-four-minute specials instead of the fifty-five-minute format Before Ever After took.
- The show was originally scheduled to premiere in June 2017 but was moved up to March.
- Rapunzel's Journal was inspired by executive producer Chris Sonnenburg's daughter's journal. His daughter, Arianna, also gave Queen Arianna her name.
- Old Lady Crowley gets her name from line producer Joe Crowley.
- Zachary Levi, who plays Eugene, also lends his voice to Feldspar, the goofy cobbler.
- The style of the animated series is primarily based off of Rapunzel's own artistic style from the film.
- Starting with Season 2, the series was renamed to Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure.
- Ons of the animation styles in the Guardians of the Galaxy episode, "Black Vortex, Part One", is the same one used by Tangled: The Series.Though it's revealed that Mercury Filmworks has worked on Gamora's fairy tale sequence to resemble the style of Tangled: The Series.
- Main article: List of Tangled: The Series episodes
|Season||Episodes||Original airing (U.S. dates)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|Movie||March 10, 2017|
|1||21||March 24, 2017||January 15, 2018|
|2||21||June 24, 2018||April 14, 2019|
|3||20||October 7, 2019||March 1, 2020|