Elena of Avalor is finally branching out on her own!
Until now, the Disney royal "inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore" had just been a part of Sofia the First's world.
But the company's first Latina princess is getting a book that's all her own! Yay!
Related: There's Also Going To Be A Polynesian Princess!
Elena and the Secret of Avalor is all about introducing us to the new teen, as well as her flying friends the Jaquins, who help her rule the land!
She and the jaguar-bird hybrids will be making their debut — outside of Sofia the First — this summer during a Disney Channel movie, which will lead into the launch of Elena's solo series!
The book — dropping June 7 — is all about the 16-year-old's royal role in the fairytale kingdom of Avalor! The show will star Young & Hungry's Aimee Carrero as the titular character, and also feature voices from Jenna Ortega, Chris Parnell, and Yvette Nicole Brown.
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Yes! Disney is giving us some diversity!
Not only are we soon getting a Polynesian princess on the big screen with Moana, now we're finally getting our first Latina princess!
[ Related: Emma Watson Will Star In Disney's Live Action Beauty And The Beast!!! ]
The first image of Elena Of Avalor (above) was revealed on Thursday!
The 16-year-old princess — played by Aimee Carrero, whose voice fans might recognize from The Americans or Level Up — will be making her debut in an episode of
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We LOVE Disney, like a lot.
That said — WTF is this??
The magical corporation just introduced it's newest princess, Sofia the First.
No, no, we're NOT announcing Disney's newest animated movie - just the princess! This princess is gonna skip the whole "movie" thing and go straight to the Disney Channel movies, TV series and (of course) merchandise!
Why start a whole new princess when they have TEN hot ab fab princesses already? The answer is simple: they're too damn old!!
That's right! Research shows this generations of kiddies wanna see people their own age.
Disney executives say that Sofia the First will focus on learning and what it says are age-appropriate themes — but, will still include “plenty of pretty dresses and sparkly shoes.” Thank gawd!
For now we'll reserve our opinion of little Sofia until her episodes air and her backpacks are in stores.
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