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|Elena of Avalor|
|Created by||Craig Gerber|
|Based on||Sofia the First
by Craig Gerber
|Theme music composer||John Kavanaugh & Craig Gerber|
|Opening theme||Elena of Avalor
by Gaby Moreno
|Ending theme||Elena of Avalor (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||18 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Disney Television Animation|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Original release||July 22, 2016– present|
Elena of Avalor is an American computer-animated television series that premiered on Disney Channel on July 22, 2016. The series is about a Latina princess and her family and takes place in the same continuity as Disney Junior's Sofia the First.
Teen princess Elena Castillo Flores has saved her magical kingdom of Avalor from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as its crowned princess. Elena's adventures will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience, and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders. Since she is only physically 16 years old, she must follow the guidance of a Grand Council composed of her grandparents, older cousin Chancellor Esteban, and a new friend, Naomi Turner. Elena also looks to her younger sister, Isabel, her friends, wizard Mateo, and Royal Guard lieutenant, Gabe, a spirit animal named Zuzo, and a trio of magical flying creatures called Jaquins for guidance and support.
The series' 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. Even though it's a fairytale world, there are things that feel very authentic." Story editor Silvia Olivias stated: "We have cultural consultants help us every step of the way. They read everything from the premise all the way through the final draft." On the show's music, Latin music consultant Rene Camacho said: "The styles of music we're using overall — it's all Latin-based, it's very festive." Consultant Diane Rodriguez stated that the series "has this visual element that's so evocative, it takes the look of the Latino culture, of the Americas, almost to another level." On July 18, 2016, the music video for "My Time" was released via cable on-demand services. The series was renewed for a second season on August 11, 2016. The series was renewed for a third season on February 13, 2017
|No.||Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||Prod.
|1||"First Day of Rule"||Elliot M. Bour||Craig Gerber||July 22, 2016||101||2.22|
|Song: "Ready to Rule" sung by Elena and Francisco|
|2||"Model Sister"||Elliot M. Bour||
||July 22, 2016||102||2.22|
Guest star: George Takei as King Toshi of SatuSong: "Sister Time" sung by Elena and Isabel
|3||"All Heated Up"||Elliot M. Bour||Tom Rogers||July 29, 2016||103||1.23|
Guest star: Tituss Burgess as CharocaSong: "Blow My Top" sung by Charoca and Elena
|4||"Island of Youth"||Nathan Chew||Becca Topol||August 12, 2016||104||1.73|
Guest stars: Anthony Avila as Young Esteban, Desmond Gerber as Baby EstebanSongs: "Avalorian Lullaby" sung by Elena, "Avalor Birthday Song" sung by Isabel and Francisco
|5||"Spellbound"||Robb Pratt||Tom Rogers||August 26, 2016||105||1.26|
Guest star: Héctor Elizondo as FieroSong: "The Magic Within You" sung by Elena
|6||"Prince Too Charming"||Nathan Chew||Mercedes Valle||September 16, 2016||107||1.14|
Guest stars: Tyler Posey as Prince Alonso, Anthony Mendez as King Juan Ramón, Jason LaShea as YacalliSong: "Feel Free to Have Fun" sung by Elena and Prince Alonso
|7||"Finders Leapers"||Nathan Chew||Silvia Olivas||September 23, 2016||106||1.43|
Guest star: Grey Griffin as Dr. MendozaSong: "Someone Special" sung by Naomi
|8||"Royal Retreat"||Robb Pratt||Becca Topol||September 30, 2016||108||1.23|
|9||"A Day to Remember"||Elliot M. Bour||Silvia Olivas||October 16, 2016||109||1.38|
|Song: "Festival of Love" sung by Elena|
|10||"The Scepter of Light"||Robb Pratt||Story by : Tom Rogers
Teleplay by : Mercedes Valle
|November 4, 2016||110||1.20|
|Song: "The Gift of Night" sung by Orizaba|
|11||"Navidad"||Nathan Chew||Craig Gerber||December 9, 2016||111||1.71|
|Songs: "The Way We Do Navidad" sung by Marlena, Naomi, Julio, and Cristina, "Let Love Light the Way" sung by Elena, Gabe, and the Avalorans|
|12||"Olaball"||Nathan Chew||Tom Rogers||February 25, 2017||114||1.76|
|Song: "Play It Your Way", sung by Gabe and Elena|
|13||"Flight of the Jaquins"||Robb Pratt||Becca Topol||March 4, 2017||115||1.49|
Guest star: Jess Harnell as Chief ZephyrSong: "The Bros Are Back", sung by Skylar and Nico
|14||"Crystal in the Rough"||Nathan Chew||Mercedes Valle||March 11, 2017||112||1.82|
Guest star: Odette Annable as Señorita MarisolSong: "Fix Anything", sung by Elena and Isabel
|15||"The Princess Knight"||Nathan Chew||Becca Topol||March 18, 2017||TBA||1.45|
Guest star: Bob Joles as Lord ElrodSong: "Steppin' Up", sung by Elena
|16||"Captain Turner Returns"||Nathan Chew||Kaita Mpambara||April 8, 2017||117||1.44|
Guest star: Julie Nathanson as Scarlett TurnerSong: "Home for Good", sung by Naomi and Elena
|17||"King of the Carnaval"||Robb Pratt||Tom Rogers||April 22, 2017||116||1.50|
|Song: "Something I Would Never Do", sung by Esteban|
|18||"My Fair Naomi"||Robb Pratt||Maria Escobedo||May 6, 2017||119||1.23|
|Song: "The Bright Light of the Ball", sung by Naomi and Esteban|
|19||"Spirit Monkey Business"||TBA||TBA||June 30, 2017||TBA||TBD|
|20||"Wizard-in-Training"||TBA||TBA||July 21, 2017||TBA||TBD|
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers
|1||18||July 22, 2016||2.22||TBA||TBD||1.52|
The debut episode "First Day of Rule" was distributed on-demand on June 20, 2016 by Rogers TV in Canada. Disney scheduled the online release in the United States for July 1, 2016. An episode of the series aired as a sneak peek on Disney Channel in the UK and Ireland on July 15, 2016, and more episodes aired later in the year. A television movie titled Elena and the Secret of Avalor, which shows the origins of the series, premiered on November 20, 2016.
Home media is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
|Title||Release Date||Episodes||Additional Features|
|Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule||December 6, 2016||
|Elena and the Secret of Avalor: The Magic Within||February 7, 2017||
|2017||Annie Awards||Best Animated TV/Broadcast for Children's Audience||Episode: "A Day to Remember"||Nominated|
|Writers Guild of America Awards||Animation||Craig Gerber (episode: "First Day of Rule")||Nominated|
But you did not age, mija. Technically, you're still sixteen.
Elena: Shuriki tried to strike me down, but the amulet saved my life, by pulling me inside it. Alacazar found the amulet and summoned his spirit animal Zuzo, who sent him on a journey to free me. It took a little longer than I'd hoped. Forty-one years. But one magical day, I was freed from the amulet.
Isabel: How can I sleep after being trapped in an enchanted painting for forty-one years? That's fourteen thousand nine hundred sixty-five days.
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