Disney Introduces 1st Latina Princess in “Elena of Avalor” Trailer

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This Afternoon, Disney Channel released the trailer for “Elena of Avalor” which features Disney’s first Latina Princess. It is set to debut July 22nd at 7pm on the channel.

The new animated series follows Princess Elena after she’s saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress, only to now be tasked with ruling over Avalor. Elena faces trials and triumphs with the help of trusted advisors and magical, flying friends.

Princess Elena of Avalor

Princess Elena of Avalor

Dominican-American actress Aimee Carrero voices Elena and the series will also feature Latin talent including Constance Marie, Danny Trejo and Ivonne Coll.

“Elena of Avalor’s” magical kingdom will “incorporate influences from diverse Latin and Hispanic cultures,” including music, architecture, food, folklore and traditions, according to Disney.

Show creator and executive producer Craig Gerber said “it was very important to us that, since we were doing a show with a kingdom inspired by Latin American culture, that we get that right.”

He added, “even though it’s a fairytale world, there are things that feel very authentic.”

Disney has a tv movie set for the fall titled “Elena and the Secret of Avalor” in the works. Her merchandise is currently available in the Disney Store and Disney Store Online.  She will also be due to be greeting guests at Magic kingdom sometime this summer .

Piece of Merchandise for "Elena of Avalor" tv series

Piece of Merchandise for “Elena of Avalor” tv series

Check out the trailer here.

Are you excited for Disney to debut its 1st Latina princess?

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