There’s a new Disney princess in town – and for the first time, she’s Latina. Meet Princess Elena of Avalor!
Princess Elena of Avalor will make her debut in a “special episode” of Sofia the First, set to air next year.
Our creative team has delivered a universal story with themes that authentically reflect the hopes and dreams of our diverse audience,” Nancy Kanter, executive VP and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, said in a statement. “What excites us most is the chance to use distinctive animation and visual design to tell wonderful stories influenced by culture and traditions that are familiar to the worldwide population of Hispanic and Latina families and reflect the interests and aspirations of all children as told through a classic fairy tale.”
Elena will be voiced by Aimee Carrero (Young & Hungry), and will be advised on how to rule a whole kingdom by a grand council made up of her grandfather Tito, grandmother Cici, and a royal advisor named Duke Esteban. Plus, she’ll have some help from a couple of friends, including a wizard-in-training named Mateo and a magical flying creature named Skylar.
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