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Aunt 'Tilly' Matilda is a character who appears in the Disney Junior animated series Sofia the First, voiced by Bonnie Hunt. She is Sofia's whimsical and adventurous step-aunt and King Roland's older sister who is a Duchess and a brave adventurer.

Background

Being an adventurer, Tilly has seen and done many incredible things, such as riding a giant and teaching a dragon to knit. Aside from her bravery, she is known to be whimsical, always looking on the positive side of things, and whenever there is a problem, she always has a trick or two up her sleeve. During her adventures, she carries an umbrella and a Carpet Bag that is possibly magical because of its ability to hold more items than it should. Nobody but Sofia knows that the true purpose of her many adventures is that she was doing her duty as the Storykeeper, to give stories happy endings.

Physical appearance

Tilly has a cape with flower-like crests, a red dress with red-orange buttons, puffed sleeves, a large skirt for the dress and dark brown boots. She has green eyes and blonde hair that's tied in a small ponytail and wears a giant hat tied up with a large red bow. She carries a yellow umbrella and a yellow carpet bag. As a Duchess, she wears a cobalt dress with teal flowers, a tiara, and hair in a bun.

Personality

In many ways, Tilly is the complete opposite of her younger brother. Unlike Roland, who judges people and things by appearances and preconceptions to the point of being gullible when it comes to disguises, Tilly knows that appearances can be deceiving as shown when she tells Sofia "Things aren't always what they seem.". She is shown to be quite open-minded. Like Sofia, Tilly loves magic to the point where her knowledge of it far outstrips her brother's and because of this Tilly, unlike Roland, knows how to use magical objects. Unlike Roland, Amber, and James, Tilly also knows how to be self-sufficient. 

Role in the Series

In the beginning, Amber and James considered their aunt boring and embarrassing, because she pinches their cheeks and pats them on the head, commenting how cute and little they were and asking them to be her "Little Helpers" in baking pies. In her début appearance, the things about Tilly were proven wrong when Sofia accompanied her to pick apples for her apple pie and found her to be a "Whiz Bang!" person and had a great adventure at the same time.

Tilly returned in "The Silent Knight" to receive the Shield of Valor award for taming a dragon by teaching it to knit. Her looks and deeds garner the attention of a brave and yet silent knight named Sir Bartleby, who really likes her, but was afraid to tell her because he has a squeaky voice. With some encouragement from Sofia, Bartleby was able to admit his feelings to Tilly and despite how strange his voice sound, she still liked him as she loves one-of-a-kind things.

In her third season debut, Tilly invited Sofia over to her magical home to help prepare for a garden party.  She left Sofia in charge of the manor after telling her she could use her magical music box. When she returned to the manor she explained to Sofia the purpose of the magical music box was to test to see how responsible Sofia was as well a preparing her for "destiny". As a reward for passing the test, Tilly gave Sofia a book about the history of the castle. She casually mentioned she grew up in Sofia's room and discovered a magical secret that's not in the book, peaking Sofia's interest in what was to come next.

Days later after giving her niece the book, Tilly paid a visit to the castle to see how Sofia was doing with the book and reminded read her favorite chapter, number seventeen. When Sofia found her way to The Secret Library, Tilly was already there waiting for her and revealed that she had been chosen to become the next Storykeeper. It is revealed that thirty Years before when Tilly was still a little princess, she too found her way to the library because she used to wear the Amulet of Avalor and became the previous Storykeeper, tasked to find happy endings for the unfinished stories. Now she hopes to pass that legacy onto Sofia. Tilly accompanied Sofia on her first task as the Storykeeper: Give Mazzimo's story a happy ending by rescuing him from the greedy Prince Roderick and set him free to find and live in Wildwing Valley as a wild horse. At first, Sofia felt she needed Tilly's help to accomplish her task, but after a while, she realized she had what it takes to become the storykeeper and completed her first story.

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Trivia

  • Aunt Tilly shares a few traits to Mary Poppins, as both appear to know magic, they own carpet bags that can hold more items than it should and as well carry umbrellas.
    • One of the few differences that make them stand out between one another is their personalities: Mary Poppins was loving and kind, strict and firm on some occasions. Aunt Tilly was completely loving and joyful with no serious side.
  • Her voice is performed by actress Bonnie Hunt, who did many voice roles for Pixar films, such as Rosie from A Bug's Life, Sally Carrera from Cars, and Dolly from Toy Story 3.
  • Despite being older than Roland, she is a whole head shorter than he is.
  • Unlike Roland, Tilly knows how to use magical items and be self-sufficient.
  • Also Unlike Roland, she knows the truth of Sofia's Amulet because she was the last person before Sofia who wore it as revealed in "The Secret Library".
  • As revealed in "Minding the Manor", Sofia's room was Tilly's bedroom back when she lived at the castle.


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Media
Shows: Sofia the FirstSofia the First: Once Upon a PrincessElena and the Secret of AvalorVideography

Music: Songs and StorySofia the First (Soundtrack)Sofia the First: Songs From EnchanciaDisney Junior DJ ShuffleDisney Junior DJ Shuffle 2
Books: Disney Junior Storybook CollectionDisney Junior Little Golden Book LibrarySofia the FirstThe Floating PalaceHoliday in EnchanciaPrincesses to the Rescue!The Curse of Princess IvyThe Secret LibraryElena and the Secret of AvalorThe Perfect Tea PartyBunny Magic!Sofia the SecondThe Royal Slumber PartyThe Halloween BallThe Amulet and the AnthemThe Royal GamesSofia's Magic LessonThe Enchanted Science FairA Magical MatchMe and Our MomMystic Isles

Characters
Princess SofiaQueen MirandaKing Roland IIPrince JamesPrincess AmberPrincess HildegardCedric the SorcererWormwoodBaileywickRobinMiaCloverWhatnaughtGoodwyn the GreatWinifred the WiseJadeRuby HanshawPrincess ClioPrincess MayaPrincess LakshmiPrince ZandarPrincess JunPrince HugoMinimusPrincess VivianCrackleQueen CecilyGnarlieTrollsTeenyGingerMrs. HigginsNigelLucindaPrincess LeenaPrince JinMagic CarpetJasperConstable MylesPrince KhalidMeg and PegBoswellMadam UbetchaPrince DesmondMiss NettleSir GilliumProfessor PopovHelen HanshawOonaQueen EmmalineCoraPlankAunt TillyWilbur the WombeastAdmiral HornpipeSvenFarleyLuluEmperor QuonEmpress Lin-LinRexRoseyPrince AxelKing GarrickElectraVaughan and VanceCrankle the OgreMarlaSir BartlebySir MaxwellSir FinneganQueen AnyaGwenChef AndreSofia the WorstLady JoyLord GilbertWu-ChangJade JaguarSir DaxBooPrincess LaniMamanuKamea and HaliaPralineFreedoPrincess ZooeyQueen AveryPrincess AstridSlickwellGreylock the GrandPrincess IvyDragons of EnchanciaWinterWhiskersGlacia the Ice WitchHexieDirector DoveElliot, Amy and KurtTizzyMaster ErwinBryce TwigleyButton, Benngee and BrodyMossyCarol of the ArrowJanePrincess KariMiss ElodieFlukeSlimShellyFlipMantacornOnyx and OpalWendell FidgetMrs. FidgetSaffronMuck, Gunk and GrimeSpruceBallerinaMazzimoPrince RoderickGavinKazeemSergeant FizzKing Habib and Queen FarnazChief GnucklesFlinchGrottaQueen TessaKing OberlynKing MarcusHerb the HedgehogDuncan and HerbElfonsoElfredMilo the SnakePrince DerekSir HenleyKing HenrikCordelia the ConjurorCalistaMorganaCrispyBarleySassofrasProfessor Zacharias FleeberGrand MumGemina and ArgusCount BarnstormRaja VijaySir OliverSir JaxonWillawingKing of BrazendellKaiPrincess CharlotteMorrisZinessaKing Philip and Queen EverlyLilyIndigoMarty and MapleMandyGrimtrixWriggley, Pumpkin and ChesterSkyePiccoloBaron Von RochaMr. P

Elena of Avalor: Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelFranciscoLuisaShurikiAlacazarZuzoMateoMigs, Luna and SkylarRafaChancellor EstebanNaomi TurnerArmandoKing Raul and Queen Lucia
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna and MerryweatherCinderellaJasmineMagic CarpetBelleArielAuroraSnow WhiteMulanRapunzelTianaMeridaOlafMerlin

Episodes
Season One: "Just One of the Princes" • "The Big Sleepover" • "Let the Good Times Troll" • "Cedric's Apprentice" • "A Royal Mess" • "The Shy Princess" • "Blue Ribbon Bunny" • "The Princess Test" • "Baileywick's Day Off" • "Tri-Kingdom Picnic" • "The Little Witch" • "Two to Tangu" • "Finding Clover" • "The Amulet of Avalor" • "The Buttercups" • "Make Way for Miss Nettle" • "The Amulet and the Anthem " • "Tea for Too Many" • "Princess Butterfly" • "Great Aunt-Venture" • "The Baker King" • "The Floating Palace" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Four's a Crowd"

Season Two: "Two Princesses and a Baby" • "The Enchanted Feast" • "The Flying Crown" • "Mom's the Word" • "The Silent Knight" • "Enchanted Science Fair" • "King for a Day" • "When You Wish Upon a Well" • "Gizmo Gwen" • "Sofia the Second" • "Mystic Meadows" • "Princesses to the Rescue!" • "Ghostly Gala" • "The Emerald Key" • "Scrambled Pets" • "The Princess Stays in the Picture" • "Baileywhoops" • "The Curse of Princess Ivy" • "Winter's Gift" • "The Leafsong Festival" • "Substitute Cedric" • "Clover Time" • "In a Tizzy" • "A Tale of Two Teams" • "The Littlest Princess" • "Buttercup Amber" • "Carol of the Arrow" • "Sidekick Clio"
Season Three: "Cool Hand Fluke" • "Minimus is Missing" • "Cedric Be Good" • "Princess Adventure Club" • "Minding the Manor" • "The Secret Library" • "New Genie on the Block" • "The Fliegel Has Landed" • "The Princess Ballet" • "All the Sprite Moves" • "Sofia in Elvenmoor" • "Stormy Lani" • "Lord of the Rink" • "The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" • "Gone with the Wand" • "Bad Little Dragon" • "Bunny Swap" • "Her Royal Spyness" • "Best in Air Show" • "Dads and Daughters Day" • "The Tale of the Noble Knight" • "The Bamboo Kite" • "Beauty is the Beast" • "Cauldronation Day" • "Camp Wilderwood" • "Royal Vacation" • "Hexley Hall" • "The Princess Prodigy" • "One for the Books"
Season Four: "The Mystic Isles" • "The Lost Pyramid" • "Princess Jade" • "The Birthday Wish" • "Too Cute to Spook" • "The Great Pretender" • "A Hero for the Hoodwinks"

Songs
Theme SongI'm Not Ready to Be a PrincessRoyal PrepA Little Bit of FoodTrue SistersRise and ShinePrincess ThingsAnythingPerfect Slumber PartyMake Some NoiseCedric the GreatGoldenwing CircusAll You NeedBlue Ribbon BunnyI Belong(You Can Always) Count On BaileywickPicnic of the YearGood Little WitchThe Ride of Your LivesBring My Best Friend BackI'll Get My/That AmuletThe ButtercupsMake Way for Miss NettleEnchancia AnthemMake It RightBigger Is BetterWho's That?A Recipe for AdventureThe Simple LifeMerroway CoveThe Love We ShareWassailiaPeace and JoyRoyal FunSisters and BrothersTwo by TwoAll You DesireHuzzah! Huzzah!Me and My MomTilly, Oh TillyFriendship Is The FormulaBe Your Own KingMake Your Wishes WellBelieve in Your DreamKeeping Promises No Matter WhatMystic MeadowsStronger Than You KnowThe Ghostly GalaA Princess TrueIn Your PawsKnow It AllHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnSmoke, Wings and FireDare to Risk it AllFrom the HeartI Feel So FreeNever Forget The Sorcerer's SecretHoppin' Out With YouMake Our Dreams Come TruePlay With UsIt's a Small New WorldImproviseAny Deed For Those In NeedMy First FlightWings of a DreamMoment to ShineWendell's WayA Better MeWhen It Comes To Making FriendsIt's Up To YouDo I DareGenie RulesThis Fliegel Has LandedGotta Reach a Higher HeightI Like You So MuchElvenmoorHappy ThoughtsTake A LeapMy Finest FlowerMagic Like MerlinYou're the Cutest ThingLiving It UpBe an Expert ExpertI'm A New Horse NowDads and Daughters SongA Knight Such As IThis Panda Just Wants to DanceMore to AdoreThe Broomstick DanceThe Summer Camp BluesWhat A VacationThe Great UnknownThe Spirit of AvalorMy TimeOur Wizards Are the BestThe Magic in the MusicLive It to Learn It
Locations
EnchanciaTrolls' GrottoRoyal Preparatory AcademyTanguMerroway CoveWei-LingMystic MeadowsWildwing ValleyThe Secret LibraryElvenmoorHakaloFreezenburgEnchanted Animal Park‎‎AvalorDragon HoldMaruHexley Hall
Objects
Amulet of AvalorAunt Tilly's Carpet BagEnchanted MirrorFloating PalaceTridentMermaid Comb of Merroway CoveEnchanted Swing SetWishing WellEmerald KeyPin of KlutzenheimerFlying CrownFamily WandIce LiliesDazzleballSnowdropsDragonclaw WandKazeem's LampBehind the WallsShuriki's Wand
See Also
Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeople

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