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Elena of Avalor

Elena of Avalor
Elena of Avalor logo.png
Genre Adventure
Created by Craig Gerber
Based on Sofia the First
by Craig Gerber
Voices of
Theme music composer John Kavanaugh & Craig Gerber
Opening theme Elena of Avalor
by Gaby Moreno
Ending theme Elena of Avalor (instrumental)
Composer(s) Tony Morales
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Craig Gerber
  • Jamie Mitchell
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Disney Television Animation
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Original release July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22) – present
External links
Website lol.disney.com/characters/elena-of-avalor
Production
website
www.disneyabcpress.com/disneychannel/shows/11836/

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.

Plot

Teen princess Elena Castillo Flores[1] 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.

Characters

Main

  • Princess Elena (Aimee Carrero) is the 16-year-old[2] crowned princess of Avalor. She has difficulty taking advice and often does things she wants to do without listening to others. When she was trapped inside a magical amulet, she gained the ability to use magic when holding her royal scepter and she can also see spirit animals.
  • Princess Isabel (Jenna Ortega) is the younger sister of Elena who is also an inventor. Both are the daughters of the deceased King Raul and Queen Lucia.
  • Zuzo (Keith Ferguson) is a mysterious and wily spirit fox that acts as a link between the human and spirit worlds. In "A Day to Remember", it is shown that Elena can call him by saying his name three times.
  • Naomi (Jillian Rose Reed) is a girl who is Elena's best friend, the daughter of Captain Turner, and a member of Elena's Grand Council.
  • Jaquins are a race of creatures that resemble jaguars with the wings and feathers of macaws. They come from the realm of Vallestrella where they train to help guard Avalor from various threats.
  • Gabe (Jorge Diaz) is Elena's friend and rising star of the Royal Guard, which he joined on the day that Elena became crown princess.
  • Mateo (Joseph Haro) is a wizard-in-training and Alacazar's grandson who is another one of Elena's close friends.
  • Chancellor Esteban (Christian Lanz) is Elena and Isabel's boastful maternal cousin and Chancellor of Avalor who is part of Elena's Grand Council. His mother was the sister of Queen Lucia and they were the daughters of Luisa and Francisco. Unaware to anyone, he and his old friend Victor Delgado secretly helped Shuriki invade Avalor and he desperately desires to keep this secret out of fear of being rejected by his family.
  • Armando (Joe Nunez) is a frazzled castle servant who helps Elena on her journey to the throne.
  • Francisco (Emiliano Díez) is Elena, Isabel, and Esteban's maternal grandfather. He is part of Elena's Grand Council.
  • Luisa (Julia Vera) is Elena, Isabel, and Esteban's maternal grandmother. She is part of Elena's Grand Council.

Supporting

  • Shuriki (Jane Fonda) is the evil sorceress who is the main villain of the series where she had been the cause of Elena's 41-year imprisonment in the Amulet of Avalor and the killer of Elena and Isabel's parents, King Raoul and Queen Lucia. She took over Avalor with the secret help of Esteban and Victor Delgado. She was finally defeated in "Elena and the Secret of Avalor". Unfortunately, she had went into hiding in a cottage in distant Avaloran lands and has been secretly working with Victor and his daughter Carla, whom she has been teaching powerful magic to.
  • Captain Turner (Rich Sommer) is the harbor master and Naomi's father.
  • Higgins (Mikey Kelley) is a member of Avalor's royal guard. he regularly serves as Chancellor Esteban's personal assistant and confidante.
  • Doña Paloma (Constance Marie) is the magister of the trading guild, she is described by Esteban as the most important leader in Avalor. In "Navidad", it is revealed that Doña Paloma owns an emporium.
  • Carmen (Justina Machado) is the co-owner of Cafe Anjelica and the sister of Julio who works as a chef.
  • Julio (Jamie Camil) is the co-owner of Cafe Anjelica and the brother of Carmen.
  • Jiku (Lucas Grabeel)
  • Marlena (Gaby Moreno)

Production

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."[3] On July 18, 2016, the music video for "My Time" was released via cable on-demand services.[citation needed] The series was renewed for a second season on August 11, 2016.[4] The series was renewed for a third season on February 13, 2017[5] The second season premiered on October 14, 2017.

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 25 July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22) October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)
2 TBA October 14, 2017 (2017-10-14) TBA

Ratings

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 25 July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22) 2.22[6] October 1, 2017 (2017-10-01) 1.08[7] 1.40
2 1 October 14, 2017 (2017-10-14) 1.18[8] TBA TBD 1.18

Broadcast

The debut episode "First Day of Rule" was distributed on-demand on June 20, 2016 by Rogers TV in Canada.[citation needed] Disney scheduled the online release in the United States for July 1, 2016.[9] 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.[10][11] A television movie titled Elena and the Secret of Avalor, which shows the origins of the series, premiered on November 20, 2016.[12][13][14]

Home media

Home media is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

DVD releases
Title Release Date Episodes Additional Features
Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule[15] December 6, 2016
  • "First Day of Rule" (Season 1 Episode 1)
  • "Model Sister" (Season 1 Episode 2)
  • "All Heated Up" (Season 1 Episode 3)
  • "Island of Youth" (Season 1 Episode 4)
Projection scepter
Elena and the Secret of Avalor: The Magic Within[16] February 7, 2017
  • Elena and the Secret of Avalor (Television movie)
  • "Spellbound" (Season 1, Episode 5)
  • "Finders Leapers" (Season 1, Episode 7)
  • "Prince Too Charming" (Season 1, Episode 6)
  • "Royal Retreat" (Season 1 Episode 8)
  • Jaquin mobile
  • Music video: "My Time"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
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

References

  1. ^ Priscilla Rodriguez (July 18, 2016). "Elena of Avalor First Latina Disney Princess Facts". Latina. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "First Day of Rule". Elena of Avalor. Season 1. Episode 1. But you did not age, mija. Technically, you're still sixteen. 
  3. ^ Maeve McDermott (July 12, 2016). "How Disney Brought Elena of Avalor's Latin Heritage to Life". USA Today. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ Erik Pederson (August 11, 2016). "Disney's Elena of Avalor Gets Season 2 Renewal". Deadline. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ Denise Petski (February 13, 2017). "Elena of Avalor Renewed for Season 3 by Disney Channel". Deadline. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ Mitch Metcalf (July 25, 2016). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 7.22.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 3, 2017). "Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals: 10.1.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 3, 2017. 
  8. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 17, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals: 10.14.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 17, 2017. 
  9. ^ Mercedes Milligan (June 10, 2016). "Elena of Avalor Takes Disney Channel Throne July 22". Animation Magazine. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  10. ^ Disney Channel UK (July 12, 2016). Elena of Avalor Sneak Peak!. YouTube. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  11. ^ Disney Channel UK [@DisneyChannelUK] (July 22, 2016). "@Danielle_TW_Dee Hi Danielle, the episode you've seen is a little sneak peek of the full series coming later this year. 😊 Hope you liked it!" (Tweet). Retrieved August 16, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  12. ^ Greg Evans (June 9, 2016). "Disney Channel Sets Premiere Date For Sofia Spinoff Elena Of Avalor". Deadline. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  13. ^ "First Day of Rule". Elena of Avalor. Season 1. Episode 1. 0:00 minutes in. 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. 
  14. ^ Elena of Avalor. Season 1. Episode 1. 5:00 minutes in. 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. 
  15. ^ David Lambert (August 26, 2016). "Elena of Avalor – Disney Sent Over a Press Release for Ready to Rule on DVD". TV Shows on DVD. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  16. ^ David Lambert (November 15, 2016). "Elena of Avalor – Press Release: DVD for the Crossover Special with Sofia the First". TV Shows on DVD. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 

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