I love Disney Princesses and can’t wait for next week! Say hello to “Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess!” On Sunday, November 18 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Thursday, November 22 (9:00-10:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Junior, Disney will introduce its first little girl princess. Created for kids age 2-7 and their families, the stories of “Sofia the First” communicate positive messages and life lessons that are applicable to young children. While she lives in a captivating world of castles, wizards and flying horses, Sofia remains a relatable peer-to-peer princess who is experiencing many of the same social situations as young viewers at home including learning how to fit in, making new friends and mastering new skills.
Set in the storybook world of Enchancia, the movie introduces Sofia, an average girl whose life suddenly transforms when her mother marries the king and she becomes a princess, Sofia the First. Sofia must learn to navigate the extraordinary life of royalty while holding on to her own hopes and dreams.. Her journey to being the best she can be also paves the way for those around her to realize how special they each are. Disney’s Cinderella makes an appearance in the movie to offer Sofia some words of wisdom – princess to princess.
Sofia’s royal adventure begins as she prepares to move into the castle with her mom and starting a new family with her step-father, King Roland II, and step-siblings, Amber and James. Helping Sofia in her journey are the three headmistresses of Royal Prep Academy – Fauna, Flora and Merryweather (the beloved fairies seen in Disney’s classic “Sleeping Beauty”) and royal steward, Baileywick, as well as a group of cute woodland creatures led by a wise-talking rabbit, Clover. Sofia soon discovers that looking like a princess isn’t all that difficult, but displaying honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion and grace is what makes one truly royal.
Earlier this year while attending BlogHer 2012, I had the pleasure of joining Disney Junior for their enchanted breakfast where Sofia the First was introduced. Here is a clip…be forewarned…you will adore her!
Much to my delight I was blessed with a few precious moments to visit with Nancy Kanter, General Manager of Disney Junior. I was thrilled with what she had to say about connecting the dots for young children by introducing a Princess who is actually their age and how Disney hopes to extend the relationship it has with its viewers into programming that bridges the gap between shows like Sofia the First and Good Luck Charlie. Take a listen…
No matter how young…or even younger…your little Princess might be, I encourage you to join me for the magic that is Sofia the First and catch her debut during Thanksgiving week. She’s delightful and embodies what every little Princess is from the start ~ wonderfully herself!
Disclosure: Special thanks to Disney Channel PR for providing media assets to share in this post. All opinions are entirely me own ~ and when it comes to Disney, I can’t help but share the magic!