2.7 “Vigor the Visionary”
Rapunzel and Eugene are on a romantic date together until they come across a fortune-teller, Madame Canardist who presents them her pet monkey, Vigor the Visionary who can make psychic predictions. This fun episode pits the skeptical Eugene against Rapunzel who will believe almost anything. Of course, by strange arrangement of events the predictions seem to come true.
2.8 “Keeper of the Spire”
In order to acquire the third scroll piece, Rapunzel, Eugene, Cassandra and Lance travel to the home of the Keeper of the Spire and meet Calliope who informs them the third piece is kept inside the Spire’s vault at the top of the mountain.
2.9 “King Pascal”
The group is stranded on an island after a storm. The tiny islanders, the Lorbs, mistake Pascal for their mystical ruler; the chameleon loves the adulation, until he’s expected to protect his people from a vicious monster.
2.10 “There’s Something About Hook Foot”
The group have recently begun to notice a change in Hook Foot’s behavior and discover he has developed romantic feelings for a mermaid named Seraphina.
The long form plot involving the rocks seems to have been abandoned. But the writing is stronger with better wit and comedy than before.
2.3 “The Return of Quaid”
Following the Baron’s defeat, Anthony the Weasel decides take over Vardaros. Rapunzel and the group intervene.
2.4 “Goodbye and Goodwill”
In hopes of further uplifting the spirits of the citizens, Rapunzel decides to bring the Goodwill festival to Vardaros, but the citizens are not enthusiastic about the upcoming festivities until Cassandra presents daring and dangerous activities.
2.5 “Forest of No Return”
The group finds themselves lost in the mysterious, ever-changing “Forest of No Return”. Eugene’s navigating skills prove disastrous for everyone until the mysterious Adira appears with a map.
Rapunzel and Cassandra meet a couple who trick them into drinking a tea that turns them into birds.
1.22 & 23 “Secret of the Sun Drop”
On Rapunzel’s nineteenth birthday, Corona is beset by an automaton attack from Varian. He used the chaos to kidnap Queen Arianna. His attempts to break the rock are unsuccessful.
2.1-2 “Beyond the Corona Walls”
Rapunzel has begun following the Black Rocks with her friends. They make their first stop in Vardaros, a city Eugene and Lance previously visited in their past, but discover it has become overrun with criminals.
Baron, a criminal kingpin who previously worked with Eugene and Lance in the past and seeks revenge. Stalyan (refereed to in previous episodes) turns out to be a woman and Eugene’s ex-fiancée.
1.18 “Painter’s Block”
Traumatized after the previous events, Rapunzel is feeling out of sorts, even having trouble painting again, and starts taking a class with a mysterious new art instructor.
Coming to the end of the first season, the tone changes from irrelevant to serious and the weight and responsibilities of being a Princess starts to have it’s impact.
1.19 “Not in the Mood”
Thanks to Max and Pascal’s intervention, Rapunzel, Eugene and Cassandra inadvertently drink a potion that reverses their personalities.
1.20 “The Quest for Varian”
After another nightmare about her hair, Rapunzel receives a message from Varian saying he may have solved the mystery of the rocks and needs her help finding the bronze Graphtyc.
It’s now clear that a long plot-line is being developed and not just short, fun episodes.
1.21 “The Alchemist Returns”
Varian comes to Rapunzel for help in finding the remnants of the mystical golden flower, which may hold the key to stopping the Black Rocks. Now Varian becomes the focus and there is a move away from the easy good vs evil trope that most fantasy uses.
Varian is becoming an interesting character and he is driving the story forward. It’s starting to feel a lot like epic fantasy.
1.13 “The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth”
Rapunzel and the Captain of the Guard are trapped in the Snuggly Duckling by a fierce storm; the building turns out to be haunted by its former owner, Ruthless Ruth. This episode really gets into the Comedy Horror genre. Could be scary for small children, but fun for those familiar with the tropes.
1.14 “Max’s Enemy”
A new horse, Axel, shows up in Corona and quickly shows up Max in every way, even joining the royal guard and beating all of Max’s former records. This shows just how good the animators are with animals. The horses convey human emotions clearly and there is a fun twist at the end.
1.15 “The Way of the Willow”
It’s Queen Arianna’s birthday, and she receives an unexpected guest: her estranged sister, Willow.
1.16 & 17 “Queen for a Day”
Rapunzel takes over the kingdom while her parents go away for their anniversary. Fortunately she has a trusted advisor, Nigel:
1.9 “Under Raps”
During a love festival, Corona displays a book full of signatures of lovers in honor of an old ruler’s falling in love with the leader of a rival kingdom. Cassandra suddenly turns very secretive.
1.10 “One Angry Princess”
Attila is finally opening up his own bakery, but people generally don’t want to stop by because of his scary helmet. Monty’s Sweet Shoppe is destroyed, and Attila is arrested.
1.11 “Pascal’s Story”
A flashback shows how Pascal arrived at the Rapunzel’s tower and became her friend. In the present, Pascal wants to spend time with Rapunzel as in the tower, but her princess duties and new friends keep pushing him aside.
1.12 “Big Brothers of Corona”
While trying to find Lance a job, Eugene and he are tasked by the Captain of the Guards with capturing a mysterious thief robbing the people of Corona.
1.5 “Cassandra v. Eugene”
Cassandra and Eugene have been arguing a lot. In an attempt to force them to stop bickering, Rapunzel tricks both into a dungeon cell from which they must settle their differences to escape.
1.6 “The Return of Strongbow”
An old childhood friend and partner-in-crime of Eugene’s, Lance Strongbow, comes to Corona to ask him for help.
1.7 “In Like Flynn”
When Corona is pranked by a rival kingdom, King Frederic sets off to prank it back, accompanied by Eugene.
1.8 “Great Expotations”
A science exposition is held in Corona; Cassandra has a chance to go on guard duty, but must finish her lady-in-waiting obligations first.
The series is not full 3D CGI, but a more traditional cell animation. It does lack detail, but this is more than made up for by good stories and wit between the characters.
The main focus is the relationship between Rupunzul and Cassandra, with Eugene often taking a back seat. The two sidekicks are sidelined in favour of development between the main characters.
1.1 “What the Hair!?”
Nearly a week after her coronation, Rapunzel and Cassandra seek out an alchemist in their first attempt at solving the mystery as to how and why Rapunzel’s 70-foot golden hair grew back.
1.2 “Rapunzel’s Enemy”
During the annual Gopher Festival, Rapunzel is booed by a man in the crowd when she shows her new emblem to the people of Corona. After finding out that the person who booed her is an elderly shopkeeper whom everyone loves, Rapunzel is determined to uncover the reason for Uncle Monty’s disapproval of her.
1.3 “Fitzherbert P.I.”
After catching a criminal, Eugene trains to be a royal guard. Unfortunately, the Captain of the Guards, who happens to be Cassandra’s father, shares Cassandra’s loathing of him.
1.4 “Challenge of the Brave”
Cassandra trains hard to enter the “Challenge of the Brave”, but when Rapunzel learns of the competition, she wants to enter as well.
Following the Film, there were additional features:
Tangled: Before Ever After
This covers events six months after Tangled. Rapunzel is set to become Princess of Corona.
New character Cassandra takes Rapunzel out on an adventure where they encounter a strange stone. It restores her long blonde hair, causing her embarrassment at the upcoming wedding. This uses a simplified 2D graphic style, to be used in the series.
Tangled Short Cuts
This is four short videos featuring secondary characters in amusin situations.
Tangled Ever After
This 6 minute short film uses the same 3D animation as the film and was used as a prequel to ‘Beauty and the Beast. It features chameleon Pascal and equine hero Maximus. Entrusting a horse with a valuable set of wedding rings is not such a good idea. Things go awry as the duo try to not loose the rings. It’s obviously inspired by Scrat from Ice Age.
Tangled is a 2010 musical adventure produced by Walt Disney Animation. It is the 50th Disney animated feature film.
Loosely based on the German fairy tale “Rapunzel” in the collection of folk tales published by the Brothers Grimm. The film tells the story of a lost, young princess with magical long blonde hair who yearns to leave her secluded tower. Against her mother’s wishes, she accepts the aid of an intruder to take her out into the world which she has never seen.
This I saw at the cinema. and it had a big star at the time. Zachary Levi was the star of the series Chuck (2007-2012).
In Tangled he is Flyn Rider; thief, rogue and ladies man. He rescues poor Rapunzel from her tower and gets nothing but grief for it. She assaults him (frequently), threatens him and leaves him for dead.
Then, at the end gets all weepy over him!
This is another favorite. As usual, it’s got everything, a strong story and fun characters. I do remember being very impressed in the theatre during the lantern scene.
But by far the best character is super sleuth, tracker and warrior Maximus (the horse).