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Disney Princesses Debut as Curvy Goddesses! Plus, Exclusive Interview With the Artist

Disney Princesses Debut as Curvy Goddesses! Plus, Exclusive Interview With the Artist

Disney princesses are what little girls’ dreams are made of.

When New York-based artist and fashion illustrator Jonquel Norwood sat down to create her “Magic At Any Size” series, she imagined what her dream Disney Princess would look like.

The magical series — included princesses Cinderella, Tiana, Ariel, Jasmine and more — went viral as soon as they hit her Instagram.

We think Jonquel is making the world a better place.

In an exclusive interview, we spoke to her about her project, why curvy princesses are so important AND she gave us a never-before-seen sketch of Pocahontas. See it here!

JJJ: When did this idea first come to you?: I’ve had the idea for awhile now, I just kept pushing it off out of fear. I’m a huge Disney fan, and the princess have been such a big influence on me (and many people) that they are almost like real people. They lack diversity, however, as I believe everyone has a right to happily ever after. I decided to do it because of that reason, they are the ultimate American dream.

JJJ: How long did it take you to illustrate each princess? Which one took the longest?: Not counting the time it took to research each princess and find the right looks for them, a few days (about 8-10 hours from sketch to finished product). Cinderella was the hardest, because her dress is the most iconic. I ended creating my own dress design. Tiana also took a while to create. I knew I wanted her in a African wax print design, so I had to create one that suited her.

Click here to read how body shaming played a role in this beautiful series…
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Galavant's Karen David To Play Princess Jasmine on 'Once Upon A Time'

Galavant's Karen David To Play Princess Jasmine on 'Once Upon A Time'

JJJ couldn’t think of a more perfect casting for Princess Jasmine on Once Upon A Time!

Karen David, who previously starred as another princess on Galavant, will bring the Arabian royal to life, it was announced today at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (July 23).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Karen David

Karen will join Deniz Akdeniz as Aladdin, Oded Fehr as Jafar, Giles Matthey as Morpheus and Craig Horner as the Count of Monte Cristo for the fantasy show’s upcoming season.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Karen as Jasmine?

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'Elena of Avalor' Gets Trapped By Her Amulet In First Look Preamble - Watch Now!

'Elena of Avalor' Gets Trapped By Her Amulet In First Look Preamble - Watch Now!

Elena of Avalor gets trapped and protected inside her own special amulet in this new sneak peek to the new Disney Channel series.

Set in the enchanted fairy tale land of Avalor, the series tells the story of Elena (Aimee Carrero), 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.

In the first episode, Elena 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 (Jenna Ortega) and fulfilling her royal duties.

The one-hour premiere event will air on Friday, July 22nd @ 7PM ET/PT on Disney Channel, and this fall, a special TV movie titled Elena and the Secret of Avalor will make its premiere, which explains how Elena was imprisoned for decades in her magical amulet and eventually set free by Princess Sofia of Enchancia.

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, and many more round out the cast.


“Elena of Avalor” – Preamble

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Disney Channel Sets 'Elena of Avalor' Premiere in July

Disney Channel Sets 'Elena of Avalor' Premiere in July

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.

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Disney's New Princess Elena of Avalor Gets Ruby Red Royal Gown - See It Here!

Disney's New Princess Elena of Avalor Gets Ruby Red Royal Gown - See It Here!

How gorgeous is Elena of Avalor‘s royal gown?

Disney debuted the new Princess’ royal gown over the weekend and revealed details about it’s making, which was designed by Project Runway All Stars‘ alum Layana Aguilar.

Making its debut on the Disney channel in July, Elena is a brave and adventurous teenager who saves her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must learn to rule until she is old enough to be queen.

Speaking with WWD, Layana drew on her South American heritage, “The feeling to it is very Peruvian, Inca-like. When they first showed me Princess Elena and I read a little bit about that story, it took me back to that memory.”

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'Elena of Avalor' Teaser Debuts At RDMA 2016 - Watch Here!

'Elena of Avalor' Teaser Debuts At RDMA 2016 - Watch Here!

Look who showed up at the 2016 Radio Disney Music AwardsElena of Avalor!

Disney’s first Latina Princess, who will make her debut around the Disney Parks this coming August, showed off a little teaser for her upcoming animated show!

In the animated series centers on Elena, whose 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 (Jenna Ortega), 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 (Ariel Winter) 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.


“Elena of Avalor” Teaser

Disney's Latina Princess Elena of Avalor To Make Park Debut in August

Disney's Latina Princess Elena of Avalor To Make Park Debut in August

Get ready to meet Disney’s newest princess — Elena of Avalor!

Disney’s first Latina Princess is set to make her debut around the Disney Parks this coming August, according to the Disney Parks blog. Elena will appear in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.

She’ll also make her debut on television this year on Sofia the First, before getting her own series.

In the animated series centers on Elena, whose 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 (Jenna Ortega), 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 (Ariel Winter) 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.