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It was announced this morning during day one of the FOUR DAY DISNEY EXTRAVAGANZA THAT IS D23 EXPO! that former pop star (and current wife of alt-country rocker Ryan Adams) Mandy Moore will lend her voice to the title character in the 3D-animated Rapunzel. Directed by Byron Howard (Pocahontas, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Bolt, Chicken Little, Brother Bear) and Nathan Greno, Rapunzel is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale.
With Moore now in the mix, Rapunzel seems to be following in the footsteps of recent insanely popular animated films like Shrek, drawing attention and publicity by replacing your traditional voice actors with well, famous ones: David Schwimmer will voice Father Sam; Zachary Levi will voice Prince Flynn; Peter Sallis the voice of Grandpa Franklin.