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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||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (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 a computer-animated American adventure television series that premiered on Disney Channel on July 22, 2016. The series features Aimee Carrero as the voice of Elena, a young Latina princess.
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 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 The second season premiered on October 14, 2017.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||25||July 22, 2016||October 1, 2017|
|2||TBA||October 14, 2017||TBA|
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers
|1||25||July 22, 2016||2.22||October 1, 2017||1.08||1.40|
|2||1||October 14, 2017||1.18||TBA||TBD||1.18|
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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