— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 29, 2015
It’s been a long time coming, but the first Latina Disney princess is finally here.
On an upcoming episode of the Disney show Sofia The First, viewers will meet Elena of Avalor for the first time. Voiced by Aimee Carrero (ABC Family’s Young & Hungry), Elena was “inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore” and will also have her own series kicking off in 2016.
And the 16-year-old princess is not alone – her grandfather Tito, grandmother Cici, and little sister Princess Isabel are also in tow.
Disney had this to say in a recent press release:
Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior’s hit series “Sofia the First” beginning production now for a 2016 premiere. That exciting story arc will usher in the 2016 launch of the animated series “Elena of Avalor,” a production of Disney Television Animation. The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
Meet Elena of Avalor via the first released photo just above and for more on what we know about her so far, click here.
SOURCE: BuzzFeed | PHOTO CREDIT: Disney Junior
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