Julie Bowen is replacing Ashley Judd for the voice of Queen Arianna in Tangled The Series. Bowen, who plays Claire Dunphy in Modern Family, is one of ABC’s top comedy stars. The producers made the decision “to take the character’s voice in a different direction.”
Judd was initially cast in the role of Rapunzel’s mother, in this animated series premiering in March 2017. It will be launched together with a Disney Channel original movie, which was based in the 2010 movie entitled Tangled.
Tangled The Series to see comeback of original cast
Tangled The Series will get to see some of the old faces from the original 2010 movie come back. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi are reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene, respectively. Alan Menken, the same person behind the original Tangled movie, will take care of the musical scoring for the series.
Clancey Brown, Eden Espinosa, Jeff Ross, Richard Kind, Jeffrey Tambor, and Paul F. Tompkin will lend their voices to the other Tangled characters.
Before its debut in March, Disney Channel will release an original movie related to Tangled The Series. Tangled Before Ever After is set between the events after the feature film and the beginning of Tangled Ever After, the 2012 short film. The series will continue to tell the story of how Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom, and the people of Corona.
Bowen no stranger to voice acting
Aside from being a two-time Emmy-winning actress for her role in Modern Family, Bowen also voiced a character in Family Guy’s 2014 episode crossover with The Simpsons. She then made a cameo as herself in the pilot episode for FX’s Better Things. Her filmography includes Happy Gilmore, Kids in America, Crazy on the Outside, and Horrible Bosses.
Disney Channel released a trailer for Tangled Before Ever After a few days ago. Though we have not heard Bowen in the teaser, we saw a glimpse of Queen Arianna. It would be interesting to note how Bowen’s vocals will bring emotions to Queen Arianna’s character, who has always longed to see her daughter, Rapunzel, again.