Joining Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in ‘Tangled: Before Ever After,’ Disney Channel’s upcoming animated series for kids, tweens and families based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed feature film, 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; and Richard Kind as Uncle Monty.
Reprising their roles from the feature film are Jeffrey Tambor and Paul F. Tompkins as Big Nose and Shorty, members of the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and M.C. Gainey as Captain of the Guards. Also joining the cast are: 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.
As previously announced, ‘Tangled: Before Ever After’ is set between the events of the feature film and the start of the 2012 short film, Tangled Ever After. Premiering in 2017 on Disney Channels around the world, the series unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona.
Produced by Disney Television Animation, ‘Tangled: Before Ever After’ was developed by animation veterans Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Prigmore. Sonnenburg serves as executive producer and supervising director; Benjamin Balistreri is supervising producer; Jase Ricci is story editor; and Alan Bodner is art director. The series will feature music by Academy Award-winning Disney Legend Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. Emmy Award-winning Kevin Kliesch will serve as score composer. Celebrated artist Claire Keane, daughter of Disney Legend Glen Keane, who was animation supervisor on the feature film, is contributing design work and consulting on the series.