Elena of Avalor‘s debut on Disney Channel is super soon!
The network just announced that Princess Elena of Avalor will make her royal debut with a one-hour premiere event Friday, July 22nd @ 7PM ET/PT.
Set in the enchanted fairy tale land of Avalor, the series tells the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. Elena’s journey will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.
The stories incorporate influences from diverse Latin and Hispanic cultures through architecture, traditions, food and customs. Magic, mythology, folklore and music also play an important role, with each episode featuring original songs spanning an array of Latin musical styles including Mariachi, Latin Pop, Salsa, Banda and Chilean Hip Hop.
A full-length preview of the first episode, “First Day of Rule” will be available for verified users on the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD platforms beginning Friday, July 1st. Following its U.S. debut, the series will roll out globally in 33 languages in 163 countries on Disney Channels worldwide.
In the first episode, Elena (Aimee Carrero) officially becomes crown princess and rescues her sister, Isabel, from Noblins, elf-like shapeshifting creatures based on a Chilean peuchen myth. The episode also introduces Zuzo, Elena’s spirit guide in the animal world, based on the belief of a Mayan tribe in southern Mexico. In the second episode, titled “Model Sister”, Elena is torn between a promise she made to help Isabel and fulfilling her royal duties.
This fall, Disney Channel will air a special TV movie titled Elena and the Secret of Avalor, which explains how Elena was imprisoned for decades in her magical amuletand eventually set free by Princess Sofia of Enchancia.
New recurring voices have also been announced: Tyler Posey as Prince Alonso, a charming prince from the Argentine-inspired Kingdom of Cordoba; Lucas Grabeel as Jiku, the leader of the Noblins; Jillian Rose Reed as as Naomi, Princess Elena of Avalor’s closest friend and fellow adventurer; and Marsai Martin as Cat, a budding scientist and adventurer.