Elena of Avalor (Television Show)
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Elena of Avalor Description:
“Elena of Avalor” is an animated series that follows the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who saves her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. Set in Avalor, an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, Elena’s journey will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.
Created for kids age 2-11 and their families, Elena’s stories are relatable and contain valuable lessons for young viewers. Her adventures, decision-making abilities and fearlessness in standing up for herself and what she believes convey a standard of behavior for leaders. At the heart of the series is the universal theme surrounding the importance of friends and family; Elena sometimes struggles with balancing the needs of her loved ones while also considering what is best for the kingdom.
Since Elena is only 16 years old, she has a Grand Council comprised of her grandparents, older cousin Chancellor Esteban and new friend, Naomi to help give her advice along the way. Elena also looks to her younger sister Isabel, and her friends Mateo and Gabe for guidance and support. Elena learns to lead the kingdom with some magical friends by her side, including a trio of flying creatures called jaquins (half-bird/half jaguar).
Each 22-minute episode of “Elena of Avalor” will incorporate Latin and Hispanic cultures and traditions, as well as magic, mythology and folklore. The first episode (“First Day of Rule”) features Noblins, elf-like shapeshifting creatures that are based on a Chilean peuchen myth; and introduces Zuzo, Elena’s spirit guide, which is based on an idea from a Mayan tribe in southern Mexico that everyone has a spirit double in the animal world. In upcoming episodes, Elena and her family will celebrate Día de los Muertosand Navidad, two of the most important holidays celebrated throughout Latin America and Spain. The Latin and Hispanic influences are also present through Avalor’s architecture, music and food.
The kingdom of Avalor is filled with mystery and magic, which manifests itself in four primary ways: enchanted creatures, wizardry, glimpses into the spirit world, and the magic that Elena possesses from her time spent trapped inside an amulet. Elena carries a “scepter of light,” which wields various powers that she discovers throughout the series, including the ability to “see the unseen.” Additionally, Elena’s best friend Mateo, a wizard-in-training, practices his spells using a tamborita, a wand inspired by the drums used by the Mapuche “Machi” (shaman) in Chile.
Music plays an important role in the series, with each episode featuring at least one new original song. There are many different Latin musical styles highlighted, including Mariachi, Latin Pop, Salsa, Banda and Chilean Hip Hop. (source)
Season 1 Episode List:
- S1 E1: First Day of Rule
- S1 E2: Model Sister
- S1 E3: All Heated Up
- S1 E4: Island of Youth
- S1 E5: Spellbound
- S1 E6: Prunce Too Charming
- S1 E7: Finders Leapers
- S1 E8: Royal Retreat
- S1 E9: A Day to Remember
- S1 E10: The Scepter of Light
- S1 E 11: Navidad
- S1 E12: Olaball
- S1 E13: Flight of the Jaquins
- S1 E14: Crystal in the Rough
- S1 E15: The Princess Knight
- S1 E 16: Captain Turner Returns
- S1 E 17 : King of the Carnival
- S1 E18: My Fair Naomi
- S1 E19: Spirit Monkey Business
- S1 E20: Wizard in Training
- S1 E21: Realm of the Jaquins
- S1 E 22: The Gecko’s Tale
- S1 E 23: Party of a Lifetime
- S1 E24: Blockheads
- S1 E25: Masks of Magic
Season 2 Episode List:
- S2 E1: The Jewel of Maru
- S2 E2: Royal Rivalry
- S2 E3: The Curse eof El Guapo
- S2 E4: Three Jaquins and a Princess
- S2 E5: A Spy in the Palace
- S2 E6: Science Unfair
- S2 E7: Rise of the Sorceress
- S2 E8: Shapeshifters
- S2 E9: The Scepter of Night
- S2 E10: The Race for the Realm
- S2 E11: A Tale of Two Scepters
- S2 E12: Class Act
- S2 E13: All Kingdoms Fair
- S2 E14:A Lava Story
- S2 E15: Song of the Sirenas
- S2 E16: The Tides of Change
- S2 E17: The Return of El Capitan
- S2 E18: Finding Zuzo
- S2 E19: Snow Place LIke Home
- S2 E20: Two Left Fins
- S2 E21: Movin’ On Up
Update 10/14/16: Disney has announced that Princess Elena of Avalor will be beginning meet and greets at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on November 24th. She will be located in the Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland (near the Prince Charming Regal Carousel and behind Cinderella’s Castle). Elena joins Cinderella, Rapunzel and Tiana at Fairytale Hall (Else and Anna moved to Epcot when the Norway Pavilion remodel was completed. Fastpass+ reservations for the new Princess Elena meet and greet will begin today.
Update 9/9/16: Disney has announced the first Elena of Avalor DVD will be available in stores for the holiday season. “Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule” will be in stores on December 6th and is currently available for pre-order here (affiliate link). Here is a quick synopsis of the DVD from Amazon:
Loyal and brave, 16-year-old Elena must learn to reign with wisdom and compassion over Avalor — a land bursting with magic and majesty. Fortunately, she’ll have plenty of help from her grandparents, her sister Isabel, wizard-in-training Mateo and more. With friends and family by her side, it’s a wild and daring ride! Experience the fun, action and adventure as Disney’s most inspiring new hero embarks on a bold quest to restore her kingdom to greatness and prove she’s READY TO RULE!
Update 8/17/16: Elena has officially made her Magic Kingdom debut. Here is a look at the pageantry of her Royal Welcome event:
Updated 8/11/16: The Disney Channel has announced that “Elena of Avalor” will return for season 2.
Update 8/8/16: Disney announced today that Princess Elena of Avalor products have hit the shelves at Disney Park shops in advance of her grand introduction on the 11th. Visitors can now purchase “apparel, toys and other products featuring Elena and some of her magical friends such as Mateo, a wizard-in-training, and Skylar, a magical flying creature.” There are also new Elena pins and magic bands for Disney park collectors.
Update 8/4/16: The latest Disney Princess, Elena of Avalor, will be making her Disney World debut on August 11th. She will be introduced in a special ceremony on the Forecourt Stage of Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom. The ceremony, “The Royal Welcome of Princess Elena of Avalor,” takes place at 10:45am ET on August 11th and will carried live on a digital stream on the Disney Parks Blog.
The royal introduction ceremony will be replicated several times daily on the stage beginning on August 12th.
Update 6/10/16: The Disney Channel has released a trailer for Elena of Avalor. You can find it here.
Update 6/9/16: The Disney Channel has announced the official debut of Elena of Avalor which is slightly different than originally thought. The show will debut on July 22nd at 7pm ET on the Disney Channel.
Update 6/6/16: We now know that Elena of Avalor will premiere on the Disney Channel on August 1, 2016 and will star Aimee Carrero as Princess Elena…
Original Post: 4/20/16: Disney’s PR department was very busy today. In addition to a number of announcements about new and updated park attractions, they also introduced us to the newest Disney Princess: Elena of Avalor.
Elena of Avalor is a teenager growing up in a fairytale kingdom inspired by Latin cultures. She will be starring in a new Disney Channel series this summer and will be doing character meet n greets in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom beginning in August.
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