Disney announced it’s new princess and for the first time ever, she is Latina!
On Thursday, Disney Junior announced that Princess Elena of Avalor will make her debut in 2016 on a special episode of Sofia the First, the network’s hit show for preschoolers.
Princess Elena is “a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairy tale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore,” according to a statement.
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After her introduction on Sofia, The 16-year-old will first be introduced on Sofia and will then star in her own spin-off series, Elena of Avalor, also set to debut on Disney Junior in 2016.
The story goes that Elena was imprisoned in the amulet by an evil sorceress, Shuriki, decades ago while Elena was trying to protect her little sister, Princess Isabel. Decades later, Sofia “discovers the truth . . . and sets out to restore Elena to her human form and help her return to the kingdom of Avalor.”
Dominicana Aimee Carrero of ABC Family’s Young & Hungry, will voice Elena.
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