REPORT: Disney’s ‘Tangled Before Ever After’ to Premiere in February


'Tangled Before Ever After'According to promotional materials obtained by Stitch Kingdom, Disney Television Animation’s Tangled spin-off series, ‘Tangled Before Ever After,’ is set to premiere in February 2017. Actually, a ‘tentpole’ event (likely an extended episode/movie) is slated to premiere in February while the series itself is planned for a June 2017 start. Granted it’s still early and this has not been officially announced, so it should be taken with a grain of salt.

What is official, however, is word from executive producer Chris Sonnenburg has created his own Tumblr account since the most recent casting announcement and promises to not only acknowledge how Rapunzel reclaimed her long hair in the series, but has plans to actually explain it.

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‘Gravity Falls’ ‘Journal 3’ Internal Pages Sneak Peek (High Resolution)

Gravity Falls Journal 3Disney Press has released several internal pages from the upcoming Gravity Falls Journal 3 replica book being released on July 26, 2016 (available for pre-order). While we previously shared a sneak peek and additional details about the upcoming book, this is the first time we’re seeing pages directly from the source, including some that haven’t been seen until now.

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Freeform’s ‘Dead of Summer’ Begins Production in Vancouver

Production begins today in Vancouver, Canada, on Freeform’s highly anticipated new original series ‘Dead of Summer,’ a bold, new show that examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

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‘Tangled: Before Ever After’ Series Adds Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Tambor, Eden Espinosa & More

 Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Tambor and Richard Kind among Talent Joining Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in the Cast of Disney Channel's "Tangled: Before Ever After" ASHLEY JUDD, JEFFREY TAMBOR, RICHARD KIND, PAUL F. TOMPKINS, M.C. GAINEY, JEFF ROSS AND EDEN ESPINOSA JOIN MANDY MOORE AND ZACHARY LEVI IN THE CAST OF DISNEY CHANNEL’S ANIMATED SERIES, “TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER” 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 (“Divergent”) as Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna; Broadway star Eden Espinosa (“Wicked”) as Rapunzel’s handmaiden and confidant, Cassandra; comedian Jeff Ross (“The Wedding Ringer”) as Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot; and Richard Kind (“Inside Out”) as Uncle Monty. Reprising their roles from the feature film are Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”) and Paul F. Tompkins (“Anchorman”) as Big Nose and Shorty, members of the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and M.C. Gainey (“Lost”) as Captain of the Guards. Also joining the cast are: Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) as Pete the Guard; Peter MacNicol (“Ally McBeal”) as Nigel the Advisor; Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Rapunzel’s father King Frederic; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Lost”) as blacksmith Xavier; Diedrich Bader (“The Drew Carey Show”) as Stan the Guard; Charles Halford (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Pub Thug Vladimir; Steve Blum (Disney XD’s “Star Wars Rebels”) as Pub Thug Attila Buckethead; James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway’s “Aladdin”) as Eugene’s friend Lance Strongbow; Jeremy Jordan (“Supergirl”) as teen alchemist Varian; and Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad”) 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 (Disney’s “Enchanted”) and Shane Prigmore (“The Lego Movie”). Sonnenburg serves as executive producer and supervising director; Benjamin Balistreri (“How to Train Your Dragon”) is supervising producer; Jase Ricci (Disney XD’s “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”) is story editor; and Alan Bodner (“The Iron Giant”) 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 (“Tangled Ever After”) will serve as score composer. Celebrated artist Claire Keane (“Frozen,” “Tangled”), daughter of Disney Legend Glen Keane, who was animation supervisor on the feature film, is contributing design work and consulting on the series.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.

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Disney XD Adds ‘Country Club’ & ‘Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer’; Renews ‘Star Vs Forces of Evil’

Disney XD has ordered two original animated series — ‘Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer’ from Emmy Award-winning director Aaron Springer and ‘Country Club’ from comic book creators, brothers Chris and Shane Houghton. Both series, slated to launch in 2017 and 2018 respectively, are produced by Disney Television Animation (TVA). The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD.

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Disney Junior Adds ‘Vampirina,’ ‘Puppy Dog Tails;’ Renews ‘The Lion Guard’ and ‘Goldie & Bear’

VampirinaDisney Junior has ordered two new animated series, ‘Vampirina,’ executive-produced by ‘Doc McStuffins’ creator Chris Nee, and ‘Puppy Dog Tails,’ created by comedian Harland Williams. Both series have begun production and are slated to premiere in 2017. The channel has also ordered second seasons of its hit animated series ‘The Lion Guard’ and ‘Goldie & Bear.’ The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.

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ABC Announces Returning Series for 2016-2017 Season

The ABC Television Network has issued pick-up orders for the following series for the 2016/2017 season:  ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos,’ ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘black-ish,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘Fresh Off the Boat,’ ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘The Middle,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘Quantico.’
‘We’re very proud of our strong roster of performers, and we’re excited about what they will bring us creatively next season,’ said Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment.

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‘Big Hero 6’ Animated Series to Debut on Disney XD in 2017

'BIG HERO 6' The Series‘Big Hero 6,’ an animated television series for kids, tweens and families based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, has begun production for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD platforms around the world. Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, creators and executive producers of the global hit Disney Channel series ‘Kim Possible,’ are the executive producers. The series was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.

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‘Elena of Avalor’ to Premiere August 1; First Look at Full Line of Dolls, Toys and Costumes

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As highlighted earlier today on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ Disney’s newest princess is Elena of Avalor, a 16 year old latina princess who is destined to rule the land of Avalor. At this year’s New York International Toy Fair, we previewed new lines of dolls, toys and role play outfits and accessories from companies such as Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific and Just Play, which you can explore today in both photos as well as videos.

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WATCH: ABC’s ‘Disneyland 60’ Special Clips Featuring Tori Kelly with Kermit and Derek Hough

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60ABC continues to ramp up its promotion of its the upcoming television special, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ this time releasing two ‘magical moment’ videos which highlight performances from the show. Embedded below are sneak peeks of Tori Kelly performing ‘Rainbow Connection’ with Kermit the Frog and Derek Hough performing ‘Step in Time’ from Mary Poppins. The special will air on the ABC television network this Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

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