By: Bella Carstea
The last thing a Disney lover wants is for their favorite movie to end, sure the audience sees the happily ever after but what’s after that?
Luckily Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, more commonly known as Tangled the series, gives some more content to hardcore Rapunzel fans. With 28 hours of content princess lovers can rejoice knowing they can have a larger peak into Rapunzel and Eugene’s lives after the tower, and thievery!
Through this series we follow Rapunzel, Eugene, Pascal as well as an array of new characters, most notably, kid genius inventor Varian and lady in waiting Cassandra, who’d rather be on royal guard. The audience learns all about the Kingdom of Corona, no not that Corona, and its secrets, including countless secrets of its subjects. Throughout the show the viewers also learn the coveted mystery of how the princess grew her hair back.
This show does the unthinkable for a spinoff and brings back the same voice actors. Yes, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi returned to play Rapunzel and Eugene, once again. But even more incredible talent is brought into the Kingdom of Corona with Eden Espinosa voicing Cassandra and Jeremy Jordan joins the cast to play Varian.
This being a Disney cartoon musical, there's bound to be some songs. It’s helpful that these new actors happen to be Broadway stars, their voices perfectly fit their characters whether singing or talking.
The animation is a fun change from the original movie’s realistic 3D style, it was a really strong choice to have the art style drawn in the way Rapunzel painted on her walls in the original movie. It really cements that this is now her story she’s ready to tell. What felt less solid was the story; don’t get me wrong, it's incredibly well thought out and well done, but throughout watching it the overarching story felt incredibly drawn out with a number of episodes I felt were fillers, which is incredibly disappointing especially when this is a cartoon for a big name Disney princess. I think I speak for most viewers when I say it's much better to have 30 really solid episodes than 70 episodes stuffed with countless fillers.
Overall Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure is a fun and interesting watch. If you’re a ride or die Rapunzel fan I think you’ll definitely get a kick out of it. There’s a thoroughly done and incredibly watchable overarching story, whether you’re able to make it through the filler episodes is a different story. Regardless, this cartoon is jam-packed with adventure, incredible songs, gorgeous animation and lots of magic. If you’d like to watch Tangled the Series, you can find it on Disney Plus.