Tangled: Before Ever After

2017 television film

Tangled: Before Ever After is a 2017 American 2D-animated musical fantasy television film produced by Disney Television Animation, that premiered on Disney Channel as a Disney Channel Original Movie. It takes place between the original Walt Disney Animation Studios film Tangled and the short Tangled Ever After, and serves as the pilot to Tangled: The Series. It was directed by Tom Caulfield and Stephen Sandoval. The film centers around Rapunzel's adjustments to the life of a princess, and the mysterious return of her 70 feet of magical, golden hair.


Eugene Fitzherbert (narrating): This is the story of how I died...and went to Heaven!!! Okay, so the Kingdom of Corona, to be exact, but hey, let's not get hung up on semantics. Once upon a time, a single drop of sunlight fell from the heavens You know what? I'm just gonna give you the rapid-fire shorthand here. The Sundrop created a golden flower with healing powers. Creepy, old, Mother Gothel sang a song to said flower to regain her youth. Yada, yada, yada, the queen got sick, flower healed queen, queen gave birth to Rapunzel, who was born with the flower's magical healing powers, and everything was all flying lanterns and cheering subjects, until Gothel stole the princess and kept her locked in a tower for 18 long years. Then the princess was rescued by a dashing, steely-eyed, suave, smoldering, devilishly charming rogue. Now, some people might have called him a thief, but I always preferred the term "misunderstood good guy." You see, it wasn't always easy for young —
Princess Rapunzel: Hey, Eugene, focus.
Eugene: Huh! Oh, right. Sorry, So the beautiful young maiden - that's you- and the handsome rouge - that's me- made a deal. We followed some lanterns, I saved you from Gothel, you saved me from death, and then you got arguably the world's most overly dramatic haircut. And then -
Rapunzel: And then I was reunited with my long-lost family. But that is where our new story began. Six months had passed, I was loving life inside the Kingdom of Corona, and my coronation to officially become princess had finally come.
Eugene: We all had a few surprises that day. Didn't we, sunshine? (Pascal squeaks) Laugh it up, frog.
Rapunzel: Now, I know what you're all thinking. Yes, Eugene and I did get married. But make no mistake, getting to the wedding day and our happily ever after would be the biggest adventure we would ever face.
Eugene: Oh, that's good.

Rapunzel: Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?
Eugene: Yes. Yes I have. So how about we make you an official princess?
Rapunzel: Oh, is that today?
Eugene: Very funny.

(Looks at the view of the rising sun all over the kingdom of Corona)
Rapunzel: Whoa. Eugene, have you ever seen anything so beautiful?
Eugene: Yes. Yes I have.
Eugene: That girl over there.
(points to lovely girl across the land)

Queen Arianna: Rapunzel just needs some space. No one said dealing with teenagers would be easy.
King Fredric: Teenager or not, Arianna, she will be queen one day. I have to prepare her for that.
(Recalls that horrible night, 18 years ago, when his infant daughter was taken)
King Fredric: Guards! My child! Rapunzel!! (to his wife) I just want to protect her.

Rapunzel: What are they?
Cassandra: Nobody knows. They just sprouted up here about a year ago. And watch this. You might wanna stand back for this.
(Uses her sword on the rock spikes, which breaks with ease and the thorn-like rocks remain intact)
Rapunzel: Whoa.
Cassandra: They're unbreakable.

Cassandra: Told you I'd get you in and out. Piece of cake.
Rapunzel: Piece of cake!? Piece of cake? Uh, did you see the 70 feet of "my father's going to kill me" coming from my head?

Cassandra: So what are going for here? Maybe a bob? How about some layers?
Rapunzel: Just cut it!
(Cassandra tries to cut Rapunzel's hair but the scissors broke)
Cassandra: Uh oh.
Rapunzel: Uh oh? Why "uh oh"? There shouldn't be any "uh ohs". (Cassandra show her the broken scissors) Uh oh.

Eugene: Holy hair!
(Sees Rapunzel's regrown 70 feet-long blonde hair all over the bedchamber)
Rapunzel: Heh. Surprise.

Rapunzel: The coronation is in two hours! How am I supposed to cut this hair!?
Cassandra: I may have an idea.

Rapunzel: I have a lot of princess-ing up to do.
King Fredric: You're right, Arianna. Teenagers are a whole new frontier.

Rapunzel: The Duchess?
Lady Cain: Oh, I am no duchess.
Rapunzel: I don't understand.
Lady Cain: Of course you wouldn't, Rapunzel. But try to follow along. This is all your fault!
Rapunzel: What?
Lady Cain: You see, after your untimely disappearance, your father locked every criminal in the kingdom, including a petty thief: My father! I saw him thrown into a cage and hauled away. Never to be seen again!! So now I'm returning the favor. Your turn, Your Majesty.

Rapunzel: Dad?
King Fredric: Rapunzel, stay back.
Rapunzel: But, Dad!
King Fredric: As your father and your king I command you to stay put.

Rapunzel: Sorry, Dad. I can't stay put.
King Fredric: Rapunzel!
(Removes the powered wig, letting her 70 feet blonde hair flow all over)
Eugene (to himself): That's my girl.
Rapunzel: Let...them...go!
Lady Cain: Heh. It's amazing what you can hide under those wigs isn't it, Princess? Come on! Let's move out!!

Lady Cain: Now you're just making me angry!
Rapunzel: Good 'cause I'm just getting started!

King Fredric: Rapunzel! Your hair!
Rapunzel: I know! We'll talk about it latter! Please get somewhere safe, and take care of Mom!
King Fredric: Rapunzel!

Lady Cain: "You have no idea who you're dealing with!"
Rapunzel: "Believe me! I've dealt with much worse!"

Eugene: Whoa, Lady Cain, it's impolite to leave in the middle of a party.
Cassandra: You think you'd know that.

King Fredric: So I'm trying to understand this. You snuck out last night, went beyond the walls of Corona where you touched a mysterious rock that somehow caused your hair to return?
Rapunzel: Yes.
King Fredric: And you acted alone?
Rapunzel: Look, I know you're angry. But can't you see? I'm okay. I'm more than okay.
King Fredric: Rapunzel...There's something I need to tell you: I love you. The night you were taken, a part of me died; the best part of me. For eighteen long, agonizing years I swore that if somehow, someway by some miracle, the Fates decided to show mercy and return you to me, I would never let anything happen to you again. And now that this has returned, the very reason you were snatched away from me in the first place, I'm afraid I'm left with no choice, Sweetheart. As of tonight I am forced to exercise my martial right as king to forbid you from leaving the walls of this kingdom without my consent.
Rapunzel: Father!
King Fredric: And know this: This is the last we will speak of mystical rocks or magic of any kind. To anyone. Is that understood?
Rapunzel: There is so much more to me than you think.

[Last lines]
Eugene: I believe someone ordered room service?
Rapunzel (touched): Eugene? How did you know?
Eugene: I had a feeling. Look, I just wanted to clear some stuff up. I didn't have a chance to apologize for putting you on the spot with that proposal earlier.
Rapunzel: Looking back, maybe storming out of the room probably wasn't the best reaction. I'm sorry.
Eugene: No. No, don't apologize. Look, I'll admit I still don't quite understand why you said no. But I promise to do everything I can until I do.
Rapunzel: Thanks, Eugene.
Eugene: In the meantime, we'll stay right here and take things slowly.
(Strokes her 70-feet long blonde hair)
Eugene: I missed this.
Rapunzel: Hey, promise me one thing.
Eugene: Anything.
Rapunzel: That you'll be patient with me.
Eugene: Absolutely. [kisses her] Good night, Rapunzel.
Rapunzel: Good night, Eugene.
[Eugene exits]
Rapunzel (singing):
Back to life after happily ever after
Stuck inside once again and I'm gazing out
True, I'm in here with those I hold dear
Surrounded by their love
And for some that's more than enough, no doubt
But I got the wind in my hair
And a fire within 'cause there's something beginning!
I got a mystery to solve and excitement to spare!
That beautiful breeze blowing through
I'm ready to follow it who knows where?
And I'll get there I swear
With the wind in my hair!!


Non-speaking animal characters include Rapunzel's pet chameleon Pascal, and Maximus, the horse of the head of the palace guard.

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