New Animated Television Movie Sofia The First: Once Upon A Princess Premieres Saturday, November 24 on Disney Junior
Enter a new and enchanted land created by the magic ofÂ Disney JuniorÂ with Disneyâ€™s first little girl princess, Sofia, in the animated television movieÂ Sofia the First: Once Upon A PrincessÂ debuting onÂ Saturday, November 24 at 7 p.m. ET. This delightful music-filled presentation, with a special appearance by Disney Princess Cinderella, will be available onÂ Disney Junior OnDemandÂ beginning November 30. Following the television movie event, a newÂ Sofia the FirstÂ series will premiere in early 2013.
Set in the storybook world of Enchancia, the movie introduces Sofia, an average girl whose life suddenly transforms when her mother marries the king and she becomes a princess: Sofia the First. Sofia must learn to navigate the extraordinary life of royalty while holding on to her own hopes and dreams. Disneyâ€™s Cinderella makes an appearance in the movie to offer Sofia some words of wisdom on her journey to become the best person she can be â€“ princess to princess.
Sofiaâ€™s royal adventure begins as she prepares to move into the castle with her mom, starting a new family with her step-father, King Roland II, and step-siblings, Amber and James. Helping Sofia in her journey are the three headmistresses of Royal Prep Academy â€“ Fauna, Flora and Merryweather (the beloved fairies from Disneyâ€™s classicÂ Sleeping Beauty) â€“ and royal steward, Baileywick. She is also accompanied by a group of woodland creatures led by wise-talking rabbit, Clover. Sofia soon discovers that looking like a princess isnâ€™t all that difficult, but displaying honesty, loyalty, courage, compassion and grace is what makes one truly royal.
Created for kids age 2-7 and their families, the stories ofÂ Sofia the FirstÂ communicate positive messages and life lessons that are applicable to young children. While she lives in a captivating world of castles, wizards and flying horses, Sofia remains a relatable peer-to-peer princess who is experiencing many of the same social situations as young viewers at home including learning how to fit in, making new friends and mastering new skills.
Leading into the premiere ofÂ Sofia the First: Once Upon A PrincessÂ is an exclusive episode ofÂ Doc McStuffinsÂ at 6:30 p.m. ET, titled â€śChilly Gets Chilly/Through the Reading Glasses.â€ť In this new episode, which makes its international debut in Canada, Doc teaches Chilly and the rest of the toys about the importance of staying warm when playing outside in the snow and Doc helps Professor Hootsborough find a new pair of glasses.
Preview of the movie (from Disney Channel US)
Viewers who canâ€™t wait for Sofiaâ€™s magical experience to begin can visitÂ DisneyJunior.ca/SofiaTheFirstÂ now to learn more aboutÂ Sofia the First: Once Upon A PrincessÂ prior to the premiere. On November 15, a dedicated supersite will launch featuring colouring pages, new games and a special Sofia-themed contest.
Sofia the First: Once Upon A PrincessÂ stars the voices of Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Sofia; Sara Ramirez (Greyâ€™s Anatomy) as Queen Miranda; Wayne Brady (Letâ€™s Make A Deal) as Clover; Tim Gunn (Project Runway) as Baileywick; Darcy Rose Byrnes (Desperate Housewives) as Amber; Zach Callison (Land of the Lost) as James; Travis Willingham (Ultimate Spider-Man) as King Roland II; Jess Harnell (Doc McStuffins) as Cedric, Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Mia the Bluebird and Meghan Strange (Special Agent Oso) as Robin. Disney Legend Russi Taylor (Minnie Mouse), Barbara Dirickson and Tress MacNeille (Daisy Duck) bring Fauna, Flora and Merryweather, respectively, to life. Jennifer Hale provides the voice of Cinderella.
This imaginative television movie is developed by Craig Gerber (Pixie Hollow Games), whoÂ also wrote the movie and serves as co-executive producer.Â Jamie Mitchell (Special Agent Oso) is executive producer and director. John Kavanaugh (Winnie The Pooh: Springtime with Roo) severs as songwriter/music director while Kevin Kliesch (Tangled Ever After) is the composer.Â Sofia the First: Once Upon A PrincessÂ is a production of Disney Television Animation.
DisneyÂ JuniorÂ is a commercial-free channel available in English and French to subscribers across Canada. Committed to offering the best in engaging and development-based programming for younger children, Disney Junior showcases series with a focus on magical, musical and heartfelt stories that feature beloved classic and contemporary characters. Presenting exclusive, first-run programs from Disney together with celebrated Canadian series, Disney Junior is also available throughÂ Disney Junior OnDemandÂ andÂ Disney Junior OnLine.
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