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Tangled actually beats Frozen to a TV series

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    In a strange move, Tangled managed to get a cartoon series before the one that made several times it's Box Office.

    This would be the first Disney series directly based on an animated movie since "The Emperor's New School." Sofia the First doesn't count (film characters drop by), neither does Miles from Tomorrowland (not based on an animated movie at any rate, and sounds like it's not even directly an adaption of the movie) or 7D (which is technically a re imagining, not a direct adaption). Personally, I'm baffled as to why they've chose this series. The Big Hero fan in me wishes that got a shot. Tangled was so-so popular, not hugely eruptive like that other thing that you'd think would have been chosen over this. But hey... news of an animated series on Disney? As long as it's not "another unremarkable kid com" any news is good.
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  2. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I wonder how much of the movie's continuity this series will follow, considering how it ended?
  3. backpackmina

    backpackmina Well-Known Member

    The Lion Guard??
  4. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    It is a strange move. But in a way, I think it's kind of a good one, especially since Frozen is starting to get a bit of a backlash for being too over hyped.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'll agree it's strange, since Tangled was only moderately successful at best. Not that it doesn't have it's fanbase, but even films that made practically nothing have their share of fans as well. Book of Life may not have been a huge hit, but it did garner a huge amount of La Muerta cosplayers (and it is awesome). Then again they made that ENG cartoon series when Disney inconsistently hates that movie. Like, Oh! We refuse to merchandise it or even acknowledge its existence, but let's give it a sequel and a TV show. Pick a lane. Also has a sizable cult fanbase, by the way.

    The Lion King preschool thing? I kinda forgot about that. Haven't heard anything since the announcement and obviously it slipped my mind. Still, Disney used to LOVE TV adaptions of movies. Even ones that should have made it like Atlantis. I dig the movie and all, but it would have done better as a TV series. Even Tarzan slightly improved with that series (replacing Rosie O'Donnel with April Winchell being one of the improvements). It's like they just stopped due to their pop tween shows. I mean, a POTC cartoon series should have been a no-brainer. But it wasn't something they could shove up on ABC Kids (back before it was Litton's usual FCC Lipservice line up no one watches), or something they were willing to not make a pop star out of, so...
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Interesting how the animation and design look almost exactly like Penn Zero's.
  7. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Looks very solid in the animation department. I wonder if Big Hero 6 will be using this style, too? :)
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I could see the Big Hero 6 cartoon looking like the original Teen Titans series. Not that this wouldn't work, I'd assume that it'd be more anime-esque.
  9. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I actually meant this medium.
  10. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    What about the buzz lightyear series
  11. C to the J

    C to the J Well-Known Member

    Considering "Man of Action" were involved in the look of Big Hero 6, I'm thinking it'll look more like something you'd see in Ben 10 or Generator Rex. Though I did find that somebody involved in Kim Possible would take part in developing the show.
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I was wondering how they were gonna work a series out of it considering she lobbed off all the hair.
  13. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Maybe they'll explain how her hair grew back in the show?
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ehhh... Five will get you 10 whatever the heck happened matters about as much as Mira Nova and XR do to the Toy Story films.

    Yeah. I could see them using something similar to this, or maybe something similar to Wander or Star Vs.
  15. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Well, perhaps the episodes will actually just be "stories" being told and narrated by the characters, with their original CG incarnations (brunette Rapunzel, etc.) appearing at the beginning and end of each episode in framing devices, with the "stories" being in 2D.

    That'd be a great way to get around the issue and further reaffirm that, like with all the previous movie-based TV shows, the events in the show are truly non-canonical. And this series will most likely be non-canonical to the film anyway, since it's being made Disney TV Animation instead of Walt Disney Animation Studios, where the original film and characters were created. And the company's usual rule of thumb is that the department that creates a canon keeps that canon.
  16. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    There. it was merely a show within a show, as each episode's opening theme began with the original CG Toy Story characters gathering around a TV set in Andy's room to watch the 2D show.
  17. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Did anyone else watch the premiere movie and the 1st episode of Tangled: The Series? Turns out it is canon after all. :)

    Like I predicted, they have Rapunzel regrow her familiar blond hair by coming across a set of magical spiky rocks, and they also have her father being shown as overprotective and forbidding her from leaving the safety of Corona, which she does not take kindly to seeing as how it was bad enough Mother Gothel did the same thing (though she did it purely out of selfishness). Raps' mother, however, seems to be more encouraging in her adventurous spirit as she was the same way.

    There's also a new rogue antagonist called Lady Kane, as well as Rapunzel's confidant and sidekick Cassandra. The first episode also has a slightly cocky young alchemist who may be a recurring character, too. Here's hoping we get to see more of the world and characters fleshed out as the series continues.
  18. C to the J

    C to the J Well-Known Member

    I saw the hour-long movie - gotta respect that continuity. It will be a long, long time before we learn what will become of the new characters before "Tangled Ever After" took place. I've looked at a few sources, including Animation Magazine, and I saw no sign of Brad Garrett reprising his role as the Hook Thug. Maybe one day he will, when we least expect it. And who knows when we'll see the Stabbington Brothers again?
  19. C to the J

    C to the J Well-Known Member

    And another thing, the animation is unmistakably similar to that of PZ: PTH, and it's so good that it would make the creators of SvtFoE, P&P, MML, and some upcoming shows ask themselves, "Are we missing something?" (No offense, creators.)
  20. C to the J

    C to the J Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to catch up now - I just watched What the Hair?!. At the end, Eugene finds out how Rapunzel's hair grew back.

    Also, I found that Hook Hand, who we know became a pianist, is actually on a world tour, which explains why Brad Garrett hasn't returned yet.

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