Disney Junior introduces Elena of Avalor, their first Latina princess

elena Princess Elena of Avalor will debut on Disney Junior next year as the brand’s first Latina princess. Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, described her as “a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore.” Kanter said, “Our creative team has delivered a universal story with themes that authentically reflect the hopes and dreams of our diverse audience. 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 Latino families and reflect the interests and aspirations of all children as told through a classic fairy tale.” Elena will first appear on Sofia the First, and then on her own series, Elena of Avalor. The character will be voiced by Aimee Carrero, from the ABC Family show Young & Hungry. News source: Good Morning America Photo credit: ABC News
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