A movie that is said to be the fifth most expensive feature film of all time is headed to the small screen. Variety reports that Disney Channel is readying an adaptation of the 2010 animated feature “Tangled.”
The TV version is scheduled to premiere in 2017.
“Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles, voicing Rapunzel and Eugene, also known as Flynn Rider, respectively,” Variety reports. “The series follows the success of Disney Channel’s 2012 ‘Tangled Ever After’ short, which brought in five million total viewers.”
Composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, who were involved in the feature film, are back on board for the series, the report notes.
Chris Sonnenburg (“Enchanted”) will executive produce and serve as supervising director, with Shane Prigmore (“The Lego Movie”) also in the lineup.
Said Gary Marsh, president and CCO of Disney Channels Worldwide: “The genius of the original movie was its seamless blending of cinematic adventure, character-driven comedy and touching emotion. And we are fortunate to have several of the creative talent from that movie on board with this new production. With the addition of Chris and Shane as executive producers, we have the perfect team in place to create a series worthy of the original film.”
With a production cost estimated at $260 million, the feature version of “Tangled” has been called the most expensive animated feature ever made and the fifth most expensive movie of any kind.