PRINCESS ELENA’S HEROIC JOURNEY TO BECOME QUEEN CULMINATES IN AN EPIC PRIME-TIME FINALE CORONATION SPECIAL OF ‘ELENA OF AVALOR’ PREMIERING SUNDAY, AUG. 23, ON DISNEY JUNIOR AND DISNEYNOW
Star-Studded Voice Cast Features New and Returning Guest Stars, Including Jenny Slate, Mark Hamill, Fred Armisen, Andy Garcia, Gina Rodriguez, Mario Lopez and Rachel Brosnahan
New Episodes Leading up to the Finale to Debut Every Sunday Beginning July 26
Princess Elena’s heroic journey to become queen culminates in an epic prime-time finale special of Disney’s Emmy(R) and Imagen Award-winning series “Elena of Avalor,” premiering SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 (7:00 p.m. EDT/PDT). New episodes leading up to the finale will debut every Sunday, beginning JULY 26 (5:00 p.m. EDT/PDT). All episodes premiere on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.
Inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, “Elena of Avalor” premiered in July 2016 and tells the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has been learning what it takes to be a great leader by ruling her enchanted fairytale kingdom as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. The series, which airs in over 150 countries around the world, has been lauded for its messages of leadership and inclusiveness.
Creator and executive producer Craig Gerber said, “It has been a tremendous honor for me to bring Disney’s first Latina princess to the screen. Everyone involved with ‘Elena of Avalor,’ from the creative team to the unbelievable cast and crew, felt the responsibility to get this right. We created the character of Elena with the hope that she would be a role model, not just for young Latina girls watching, but for all children to be able to see what a true leader looks like. From the beginning, Elena’s story arc has been that she would one day become queen. With the series finale, the creative team has been able to bring Elena’s story to the thrilling conclusion that we always envisioned. I can’t wait for viewers to see the final chapter in Elena’s epic adventure.”
In the prime-time special titled “Elena of Avalor: Coronation Day,” as plans for Elena’s coronation are underway, Esteban’s team of villains unleash legendary spirit misfits, the Four Shades of Awesome. In order to save her kingdom, her family and her friends, Elena must journey to the Spirit World and back, and face the ultimate test of her courage and character, before becoming queen. Jenny Slate, Mark Hamill, Fred Armisen and Andy Garcia guest star as the Four Shades of Awesome and Patrick Warburton voices Grand Macaw, ruler of the dark side of the Spirit World.
The finale also features returning guest voice cast members Constance Marie, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jaime Camil, Justina Machado, Gina Rodriguez, Mario Lopez, Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, John Leguizamo, Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, Cloris Leachman, Chrissie Fit, Tyler Posey, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Kether Donohue, Nestor Carbonell, Andrea Navedo, Eden Espinosa, Ana Ortiz, Gina Torres and Gaby Moreno, who also sings the series’ theme song.
The series stars Aimee Carrero as the voice of Princess Elena; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar, respectively; 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; and Joe Nunez as Armando.
“Elena of Avalor” will continue to air on Disney Junior and Disney Channel platforms around the world. The series’ first two seasons are also currently available on Disney+.
“Elena of Avalor: Coronation Day” was written by Gerber and Rachel Ruderman, with story by Gerber, Ruderman, Tom Rogers, Kate Kondell and Silvia Olivas. Elliot M. Bour is co-producer and supervising director, and Pilar Flynn is producer. John Kavanaugh is the series’ songwriter/music director, Tony Morales is composer, and Rene Camacho serves as Latin music consultant. The series’ cultural advisors are Marcela Davison Avilés and the late Diane Rodriguez. “Elena of Avalor” is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y parental guideline.
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About Elena of Avalor TV Show
Princess Elena's journey began long ago when her parents and kingdom were taken from her by the evil sorceress, Shuriki. Elena bravely faced the sorceress to protect her little sister, Princess Isabel, and grandparents but in the process, her magical amulet pulled her inside its enchanted jewel, saving her life but imprisoning her at the same time. Decades later, Princess Sofia of Enchancia discovers the truth about the amulet she has worn since joining her royal family and sets out to restore Elena to her human form and help her return to the kingdom of Avalor.
Princess Elena receives new magical powers and, keeping her focus on the future of Avalor, proves herself ready to become Queen - but must first face the ultimate test of courage and character - in the third season of the animated "Elena of Avalor," premiering MONDAY, OCT. 7 (12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The Emmy(R) and Imagen Award-winning series is inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore.
Season three includes a Día de los Muertos-themed event, guest-starring Eugenio Derbez ("Overboard") and Taye Diggs ("Set It Up"), airing this October; a Hanukkah-themed episode, guest-starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler ("The Sopranos") as a visiting princess from a Latino Jewish kingdom, airing in December; and Elena's royal coronation special airing next year.
Guest stars for season three also include Rachel Brosnahan and Tony Shalhoub ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"); Auli'i Cravalho ("Moana"); John Leguizamo ("Moulin Rouge!"); Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine"); Arturo Castro ("Lady and the Tramp"); Sofia Carson ("Descendants"); Kether Donohue ("You're the Worst"); Kate Micucci ("DuckTales"); Allen Maldonado ("black-ish"); Gina Torres ("Suits"); Tovah Feldshuh ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"); professional wrestler Roman Reigns ("WWE SmackDown"); and Broadway stars Anthony Ramos ("Hamilton"), Andrea Martin ("Pippin"), Olga Merediz ("In the Heights") and James Monroe Iglehart ("Aladdin").
"Elena of Avalor" premiered in July 2016 and made a connection with kids and families around the world. Princess Elena made her royal debut at Disney Parks that same year and continues to greet guests daily at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort and makes special appearances at Disneyland Resort. Elena is also featured in the all-new "Disney Junior Holiday Party! On Tour" debuting Friday, Nov. 1.
The 2018 and 2019 Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special, "Elena of Avalor" stars Aimee Carrero as the voice of Princess Elena; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar, respectively; 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; and Joe Nunez as Armando. Latin GRAMMY(R) Award winner Gaby Moreno performs the series' theme song and also voices the recurring role of Marlena.
The recurring voice cast for season three includes Constance Marie, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cheech Marin, Justina Machado, Jaime Camil, Gina Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Rosie Perez, Diane Guerrero, Mario Lopez, Kimiko Glenn, Whoopi Goldberg, Cloris Leachman and Tony Plana.
"Elena of Avalor" was created and is executive produced by Craig Gerber. Silvia Olivas is co-executive producer and story editor, Elliot M. Bour is co-producer and supervising director, and Pilar Flynn is producer. The series' cultural advisors are Marcela Davison Avilés, founder of The Chapultepec Group, co-founder of the international Latino arts initiative Camino Arts, and director of Humanities Programs at the FDR Foundation at Harvard University; and Diane Rodriguez, associate artistic director of Centre Theatre Group and co-founder of the theatre ensemble Latins Anonymous and member of the National Council on the Arts.
John Kavanaugh is the series' songwriter/music director; Tony Morales is the composer, and acclaimed touring musician and Latin music instructor Rene Camacho serves as Latin music consultant. "Elena of Avalor" is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y parental guideline.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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