Set between the events of the feature film and the start of the 2012 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 youth, must accept that his daughter is now an independent young woman. Accompanying Rapunzel on her journey will be Eugene; the plucky chameleon sidekick, Pascal; the no-nonsense horse, Maximus; The Snuggly DucklingPub Thugs; and newcomer Cassandra, a tough-as-nails handmaiden, who becomes Rapunzel's confidant.
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.
The series is reportedly planned to air seventy-eight episodes over the course of three seasons.
This is also the second series to be greenlit 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 midseason and one for the season finale. The remaining tentpole films for season one 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.
Four animated shorts were released on April 11 by Walt Disney Studios.
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.