Disney TV has announced a slew of voice cast members for the upcoming Disney Channel animated series Tangled: Before Ever After. Joining the stars of the 2010 feature Tangled — Mandy Moore (Rapunzel) and Zachary Levi (Eugene, a.k.a. Flynn Rider) — will be 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 (Inside Out‘s Bing Bong) as Uncle Monty.
Reprising their roles from the 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.
Set between the events of the film and the start of the 2012 short Tangled Ever After, Tangled: Before Ever After will follow along with Rapunzel as she gets acquainted with her newly discovered self, parents, kingdom and the colorful characters of Corona. The series is produced by Disney Television animation and is set to debut in 2017 on Disney Channels worldwide.
Tangled: Before Ever After was developed by animation veterans Chris Sonnenburg (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 (Penn Zero) 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 winner Kevin Kliesch (Tangled Ever After) will serve as score composer. Artist Claire Keane (Frozen, Tangled), daughter of Disney Legend Glen Keane and animation supervisor on Tangled, is contributing design work and consulting on the series.