Disney’s first-ever Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor, is almost here and to build some excitement. Disney just released the first trailer for the show, which is set to debut on July 22 at 7 p.m. on the Disney Channel.
Princess Elena’s journey began long ago when her parents and kingdom were taken from her by the evil sorceress, Shuriki. Elena bravely faced the sorceress to protect her little sister, Princess Isabel, and her grandparents. In the process, her magical amulet pulled her inside its enchanted jewel, saving her life but imprisoning her at the same time. While Elena is the rightful heir to the throne, she is only 16, and must learn to rule Avalor with the help of a Grand Council comprised of her Grandfather Tito, Grandmother Cici and Royal Advisor, Duke Esteban. With some magical friends by her side – Mateo, a wizard-in-training, and Skylar, a magical flying Jaquin – Princess Elena’s adventures will help her understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.
Dominican-American actress Aimee Carrero voices Elena and the series will also feature Latin talent including Constance Marie, Danny Trejo and Ivonne Coll.
A TV movie featuring the new princess, titled “Elena and the Secret of Avalor,” will also be coming this fall.