The animated spinoff from Sofia The First, Elena Of Avalor centers on Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, Disney Junior said today. The title character will be introduced in a special episode of mothership series Sofia The First, in a story arc that will usher in the 2016 launch.
Princess Elena will be voiced by ABC Family’s Young & Hungry star Aimee Carrero. Elena’s journey began long ago when her parents and kingdom were taken from her by the evil sorceress, Shuriki. She bravely faced the sorceress to protect her little sister, Princess Isabel, and grandparents but in the process, her magical amulet pulled her inside its enchanted jewel, saving her life but imprisoning her at the same time. Decades later, Princess Sofia of Enchancia discovers the truth about the amulet she has worn since joining her royal family and sets out to restore Elena to her human form and help her return to the kingdom of Avalor.
The series will be presented in 25 languages on Disney Junior channels and daily programming blocks for kids age 2-7 on Disney Channels, among other platforms, in 154 countries around the world.
Disney Television Animation is producing Elena Of Avalor and Sofia The First‘s Craig Gerber is executive producing. Silvia Cardenas Olivas (Moesha, The Brothers Garcia), is the story editor, and Elliot M. Bour (The Little Engine That Could) is the supervising director.
Carrero is repped by Steve Muller, Robert Haas and Marcia Hurwitz at Innovative Artists, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney William Skrzyniarz of Skrzyniarz & Mallean. Gerber is with APA and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal.