Elena of Avalor 

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Disney series Elena of Avalor  including casting, episodes, fun facts and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Elena of Avalor  Description

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“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)

Elena of Avalor  Cast:

  • Aimee Carrero as Elena
  • Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel
  • Chris Parnell as Migs
  • Yvette Nicole Brown as Luna
  • Carlos Alazraqui as Skylar
  • Emiliano Díez as Francisco
  • Julia Vera as Luisa
  • Christian Lanz as Chancellor Esteban
  • Jillian Rose Reed as Naomi
  • Joseph Haro as Mateo
  • Jorge Diaz as Gabe
  • Keith Ferguson as Zuzo
  • Joe Nunez as Armando
  • Constance Marie as Doña Paloma
  • Lou Diamond Phillips as Victor Delgado
  • Justina Machado as Carmen
  • Jaime Camil as Julio
  • Rich Sommer as Captain Daniel Turner
  • Tyler Posey as Prince Alonso
  • Lucas Grabeel as Jiku
  • Echo Kellum as King Joaquín

Elena of Avalor  Crew:

  • Creator: Craig Gerber
  • Executive Producers: Craig Gerber and Jamie Mitchell

Elena of Avalor  Details:

  • Official Page
  • Year of Debut: 2016
  • Year of Finale: 2020
  • Type of Series: Animated
  • TV Channel/Platform: Disney Junior
  • IMDB Link

Elena of Avalor  Trailer:

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Elena of Avalor  Episode List:

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

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