Meet Elena Of Avalor: Disney’s First Latina Princess

The first announcement of the new show Elena Of Avalor came in January. Now, the first trailer is out and it introduces viewers to 16-year-old Elena. Elena is a princess who will become the queen of her kingdom. Elena is adjusting to her new life as ruler and she is having fun with every step. The trailer shows Elena in many adventures, such as riding on the back of a horse or battling in a sword fighting match.

Elena is special because she is the first latina princess on Disney. Rene Camacho, a Latin music consultant of the show, tells USAToday that the soundtrack consists of mariachi and salsa. He describes the music as being very “latin-based” and “festive.” The creators also researched latin culture and landscapes to bring the show to life.

Disney princesses have come a long way. With modern royalties such as Merida and Elsa, female characters are finally stepping away from the stereotypical damsel in distress.

Aimee Carrero, from Young & Hungry does the voice of Elena. She recently did an interview with Vanessa Bell. Aimee says that she admires princesses who are “their own hero” and is honored to voice Elena. Aimee adds that Elena’s parents are no longer with her. Instead, she lives with her sister, grandparents, and cousins. She wants children to see that “family comes in many different ways.”

Watch the trailer:

Elena of Avalor is set to premiere on July 22 on Disney Channel.

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Written by Michele Mendez

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