My favorite thing about Tangled: Before Ever After is how sensitive it is to Rapunzel and Eugene’s different childhoods. They both suffered a lot of neglect and abuse but in completely different ways. The conflict of the DCOM wasn’t just external, but internal conflict. What Eugene and Rapunzel both want is so clearly rooted in what they didn’t have as children. For one, security and companionship. For the other, freedom and agency.
It was so much fun to watch because it really understood and appreciated the characters and took care to develop them well.
With Alan Menken and Claire Keane on board like how could it be bad.
“Don’t think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.”
I wish I could gather everyone in the Tangled Fandom into a room and hug them and jump up and down and scream
This must be what sports fans feel like when their team wins the Big Game.
There’s going to be a new Tangled musical on the Disney Dream starting in November, with three new songs, one of which is a Flynn solo (and all of which are composed by Alan Menken)
There is going to be an animated series airing on Disney in 2017, featuring the voices of Zacahry Levi and Mandy Moore, with new songs written by Alan Menken and Glen Slater, upon which Claire Keane is an artistic consultant.
Flynn Rider has been spotted and photographed at WDW for meet and greets. (Will he be back at WDW more regularly? Will he be returning to Disneyland as well?)
It’s a good time to be a Tangled fan. A good, good time. I love you all. I am so damn happy right now, I’m in tears. This is amazing for us.
Hey everyone! Wanted to give you a little update on our progress over here on #tangledtheseries . Well, we are starting to get our first bits of animation back from our partners at Mercury Filmworks in Canada and it…..looks…..gorgeous! The team up there have a passion for great animation and are stepping up their game to bring to this show the best work I think they’ve ever done.
BUT! Animation coming back only really means one thing for me. POST-PRODUCTION! That means bringing together all the little details that really tighten up a show. Things like final score, and sound effects, and making sure the colors are exactly what we want and maybe rerecording some of the actors if lines have been changed or added. Lots of little things that just raise the quality of the show to its final state. So for score we have been meeting with the amazing Kevin Kleisch who scored the move #tangled to give the images an audible bed to lay against. If you have listened to the soundtrack as much as I have, you’ll know what I’m talking about. The feature version of Tangled had a lush score that elevated the story and gave it such texture so we want to give the series the same amount of attention and care.
We’ve also been finalizing the songs in the first season. You may have read that my priority is to keep the songs that are sung in the show to have meaning and push the story in the same way songs are used in our feature films, so we have pin pointed the major songs in the season and have placed them where they belong best. Alan Menken and Glenn Slater have working very hard to keep the songs sincere and special so mixing them at this stage is just adding to the overall quality of the show. I really think you guys are going to love the music. I’m already a fan of it!
We’ve also been meeting with our sound mixers to lay down sound effects and giving Pascal and Maximus their voices for the show. They play major parts in the show so getting them to sound right is extremely important to me. Pascal has so many emotions that he goes through and getting those to sound right is a unique challenge.
And of course we continue to record with our principals Mandy, Zac, and Eden. They are more like family members to me now and I look forward to seeing them every week whether they be in the studio with us here or recording in New York. Paul F. Tompkins as Shorty one of the Pub Thugs always bring the laughs and Jeffrey Tambor as Big Nose brings such heart and warmth to his character. So fun!
So as we grow closer to our premier in February you’re going to start seeing more and more images from the show. Obviously, we want them to be perfect for you so just be patient. I know how difficult it is to have to wait for new images and information, but believe me, no one wants under baked cookies! Just know that EVERYONE on our show, the writers, producers, show directors, storyboard artists, voice director, our art director, our animation checker, characters designers, background designers, prop designers, painters, color stylists, animators, editors, technical directors, production staff, voice actors, musicians, technicians, all of our support staff and assistants, all the way up to the heads of the studio ALL want this project to be as special and beautiful as you do. That includes me because I’m just a huge nerd and want everyone to be happy with the result! Everyone is putting so much of themselves into this series and I believe is shows in every frame.
As always, thanks so much for all of your support and posts, we all read them here on the show and love them! Here’s a photo of myself (far left) and @benbalistreri (next to me) with Tangled film producer Roy Conli (the tall one) and series producer Joe Crowley (far right). Roy has been such a huge source of support and encouragement! We are standing outside Ben’s office which is why you can see a little droid just above my head. If you don’t know about Ben’s addiction to BB-8 merchandise, try and find a photo of his office online somewhere. It’s a problem. LOL!
Talk more later guys! I’ll post as much as I can just as soon I can! I promise!