Elena of Avalor, the first Latina Disney princess, has had quite a summer. Not only is she the star of Disney’s hit animated series Elena of Avalor, which debuted on July 22, but she also received a royal welcome earlier this month during a presentation at Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom in Orlando.
“It’s just a few weeks into the launch of Elena of Avalor and we are already seeing what an impact and connection she is making with kids and families,” said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president of original programming and general manager at Disney Junior Worldwide, during the event that was streamed live on Facebook. “We’re eager to make sure that we will have many new stories of bravery, adventure and leadership for our audience to enjoy and are delighted to begin production on our second season and continue to find ways for her story to be heard both on and off screen.”
Elena, who was “inspired by diverse Latin cultures” also has the distinction of being named one of People en Español’s 25 Mujeres Más Poderosas, making her the first Disney character to appear in the anticipated list.
Be sure to check out Elena and the rest of the Poderosas in the October issue of People en Español, on newsstands this Friday, September 2nd.