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"Princess Butterfly" is the nineteenth episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on October 11, 2013.


The princes and princesses are excited for the All Hallows Eve Costume Ball, especially Princess Amber, who's determined to win the Costume Contest for the third year in a row. But the Fairies have changed the rules to the contest: The princes and princesses have to make their own costumes by themselves. Princess Sofia is excited to get started, but the other princesses are dismayed, especially Amber, whose never done any sewing in her life.

At home, Amber tries to make her costume, but she can't even get the thread into the needle. Sofia comes and offers to show her big sister how to sew her costume as she threads the needle. Amber declines Sofia's offer and tries to sew her costume, but she winds up pricking her finger. Just as Amber is about to give up, she hears Queen Miranda compliment Sofia on her costume. Amber goes to Sofia's bedroom and sees that Sofia has made a beautiful silver swan costume. Knowing that Sofia is sure to win the costume contest this year, Amber goes to Cedric for a spell that would give her a magnificent costume. At first, Cedric disapproves the idea of using magic to win the costume contest, but he gives her a spell to give her a great costume, but it turns out to be a plot to get Sofia's amulet.

At the costume ball, Sofia gains a lot of attention when everybody sees her beautiful swan costume. Everybody is sure that she will win the contest. Amber uses her spell to turn her gown into a realistic butterfly costume, and she wins the costume contest. But there's one big problem: when she gets home, she can't remove the costume as it turns out that Amber is an actual human butterfly! She goes to Cedric to help undo the spell, and Cedric decides to use a potion to undo it. But he says he needs Sofia's amulet for the potion to be complete. Amber doesn't want to take Sofia's amulet, and she decides to go to the fairies instead. But Cedric points out that if she goes to the fairies, she'd have to tell them that she cheated and used magic to make her costume. Not wanting to face the music or give up her new trophy, Amber decides that she has to get Sofia's amulet.

The next day, Amber decides to trick Sofia into taking off her amulet. She decides it would be fun to "dress up for school". She decides to wear her butterfly costume, and she offers to let her little sister wear her pixie costume from last year. Amber says that Sofia would have to take the amulet off to put the costume on. But as she tries to remove the amulet, James reminds his sisters that it's time to leave for school which means that Sofia doesn't have time to change clothes. At school, everybody is wondering why Amber is wearing her "costume" to school, and Amber claims that she loves All Hallows Eve so much that she's decided to celebrate longer. During gym class, Amber asks Sofia to demonstrate going upside-down on the uneven bars. As Sofia is on the bars, Amber tries to remove her amulet but Sofia gets down quickly now suspicious that Amber's up to something. Outside, Amber throws her drink at Sofia's gown and tries to take the amulet but Sofia now knows that her big sister is definitely up to something since she never trips and never spills anything. Amber's cover is blown when her butterfly wings send her flying, and she winds up telling Sofia that she used magic to make her costume and that "the spell went wrong", so she needs the amulet to undo the spell. Sofia decides to give Amber her amulet to get back to normal, but Amber refuses to take the amulet, because she now knows it was wrong to cheat and it's not fair for Sofia to give up something she loves because Amber did something bad. However, Wormwood follows and does take the Amulet. Amber and Sofia chase him around the school. Amber uses her wings to fly and Sofia gets on Minimus with the whole school seeing this. When the sisters catch Sofia's amulet, Sofia decides it would be good to take it to Cedric but Amber has a better idea. Amber confesses that she used magic to make her costume instead of making it herself because she was jealous of Sofia when she saw her swan costume. But now Amber knows that she shouldn't have been jealous of her little sister and that she should appreciate her. The fairies are very disappointed upon hearing this and Amber has to return the trophy, likely giving it to whoever would have gotten second place, which is, presumably Sofia. However, the fairies undo the spell. Sofia and Amber agree to work on the costumes together and walk out laughing about it.

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  • This episode is the second time Sofia does any sewing. The first time was in Once Upon a Princess.
  • Amber undergoes a magical transformation for the first time in the series.
  • This will mark the third time Cedric comes close to obtaining the amulet. The first is "The Amulet of Avalor," the second being "The Amulet and the Anthem".
  • This is the second time Sofia takes off the Amulet. The first was in "The Amulet of Avalor".
  • This is the second time Amber meets and talks to Cedric face-to-face, the first being "Tea for Too Many".
  • A few moments after the beginning of the episode, Hildegard mentions Queen Clarion.
  • The spell Cedric gives Amber, "Lepidop Leonidas," is a combination of Latin and Greek words. Lepidop derived from the Latin word Lepidoptra meaning an order of insects comprising of butterflies and moths, and Leonidas which translates into Lion-like, and is the name of a Spartan king.
  • The song, "Who's That?" is the first song masked by the chatter of the characters, serving as background music.
  • This episode reveals the princesses other than Sofia at Royal Prep do not know how to sew.
  • Clio predicted that Sofia would win the contest, and since Amber had to return her unfairly won trophy, it may have gone to Sofia instead as the true winner.
  • There is a slight running gag in this episode involving James, Prince Zandar and Prince Jin when in their costumes. Both James and Zandar are unable to find each other and complete their costume until he very end of the contest, and Jin's costume of armour is difficult to wear. Since it is real armour, and Jin is barely in double digits, he twice falls over due to the weight of it, gasps out that he is okay and is then helped up by Prince Khalid.
  • This is the second and only time in the first season Sofia wears her team jersey from the 10th episode.
  • It is revealed in this episode that Royal Prep has gym class plus gymnastics training.
  • Throughout the episode, Halloween is referred to as All Hallows' Eve, which is an alternate name for Halloween referring to the evening of those remembering the dead.
  • This is the first time Princess Amber cheats in school.
  • This is the second time Amber is jealous of Sofia, the first being Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess.
  • Sofia's talent as a seamstress is shown at its full potential for the first time.
  • This is the first time Minimus doesn't actually speak. Sofia and the viewers only heard neighing because she couldn't understand him since she didn't have her amulet.
  • This is the first time Princess Amber faints.
  • This is the first time in the series one of the characters is injured on screen. Amber pricks her finger, accidentally. But no blood is seen. Instead, Amber puts her finger quickly in her mouth to the stagnation of possible bleeding.
  • The dialogue "Is that a bird... Is that a flying horse ... Is that Amber?" of some Royal Prep students in the school house is similar to the quote about Superman: "It's a bird... It's a plane... It's Superman".
  • Moral: Never resort to cheating or theivery.

v - e - d

Shows: Sofia the First | Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | Videography
Music: Songs and Story | Sofia the First (Soundtrack) | Sofia the First: Songs From Enchancia | Disney Junior DJ Shuffle | Disney Junior DJ Shuffle 2
Books: Disney Junior Storybook Collection | Disney Junior Little Golden Book Library | Sofia the First | The Floating Palace | Holiday in Enchancia | Princesses to the Rescue! | The Curse of Princess Ivy | The Secret Library | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | The Perfect Tea Party | Bunny Magic! | Sofia the Second | The Royal Slumber Party | The Halloween Ball | The Amulet and the Anthem | The Royal Games | Sofia's Magic Lesson | The Enchanted Science Fair | A Magical Match | Me and Our Mom | Mystic Isles


Princess Sofia | Queen Miranda | King Roland II | Prince James | Princess Amber | Princess Hildegard | Cedric the Sorcerer | Wormwood | Baileywick | Robin | Mia | Clover | Whatnaught | Goodwyn the Great | Winifred the Wise | Jade | Ruby Hanshaw | Princess Clio | Princess Maya | Princess Lakshmi | Prince Zandar | Princess Jun | Prince Hugo | Minimus | Princess Vivian | Crackle | Queen Cecily | Gnarlie | Trolls | Teeny | Ginger | Mrs. Higgins | King Magnus | Nigel | Lucinda | Princess Leena | Prince Jin | Magic Carpet | Jasper | Constable Myles | Prince Khalid | Meg and Peg | Boswell | Madam Ubetcha | Prince Desmond | Miss Nettle | Sir Gillium | Professor Popov | Helen Hanshaw | Oona | Queen Emmaline | Cora | Plank | Aunt Tilly | Wilbur the Wombeast | Admiral Hornpipe | Sven | Farley | Lulu | Emperor Quon | Empress Lin-Lin | Rex | Rosey | Prince Axel | King Garrick | Electra | Vaughan and Vance | Ogre | Marla | Sir Bartleby | Sir Maxwell | Sir Finnegan | Queen Anya | Gwen | Chef Andre | Sofia the Worst | Lady Joy | Lord Gilbert | Wu-Chang | Jade Jaguar | Sir Dax | Boo | Princess Lani | Mamanu | Kamea and Halia | Praline | Freedo | Princess Zooey | Queen Avery | Princess Astrid | Slickwell | Greylock the Grand | Princess Ivy | Dragons of Enchancia | Winter | Whiskers | Glacia the Ice Witch | Hexie | Director Dove | Elliot, Amy and Kurt | Tizzy | Master Erwin | Bryce Twigley | Button, Benngee and Brody | Mossy | Carol of the Arrow | Jane | Princess Kari | Miss Elodie | Fluke | Slim | Shelly | Flip | Mantacorn | Onyx and Opal | Wendell Fidget | Mrs. Fidget | Saffron | Muck, Gunk and Grime | Spruce | Ballerina | Mazzimo | Prince Roderick | Gavin | Kazeem | Sergeant Fizz | King Habib and Queen Farnaz | Chief Gnuckles | Flinch | Grotta | Queen Tessa | King Oberlyn | King Marcus | Herb the Hedgehog | Duncan and Herb | Elfonso | Elfred | Milo the Snake | Prince Derek | Sir Henley | King Henrik | Cordelia the Conjuror | Calista | Morgana | Crispy | Barley | Sassofras | Professor Zacharias Fleeber | Grand Mum | Gemina and Argus | Count Barnstorm | Raja Vijay | Sir Oliver | Sir Jaxon | Willawing | King of Brazendell | Kai | Princess Charlotte | Morris | Zinessa | King Philip and Queen Everly | Lily | Indigo | Marty and Maple | Mandy | Grimtrix | Wriggley, Pumpkin and Chester | Skye
Elena of Avalor: Princess Elena | Princess Isabel | Francisco | Luisa | Shuriki | Alacazar | Zuzo | Mateo | Migs, Luna and Skylar | Rafa | Chancellor Esteban | Naomi Turner | Armando | King Raul and Queen Lucia
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | Cinderella | Jasmine | Magic Carpet | Belle | Ariel | Aurora | Snow White | Mulan | Rapunzel | Tiana | Merida | Olaf | Merlin


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"


Theme Song | I'm Not Ready to Be a Princess | Royal Prep | A Little Bit of Food | True Sisters | Rise and Shine | Princess Things | Anything | Perfect Slumber Party | Make Some Noise | Cedric the Great | Goldenwing Circus | All You Need | Blue Ribbon Bunny | I Belong | (You Can Always) Count On Baileywick | Picnic of the Year | Good Little Witch | The Ride of Your Lives | Bring My Best Friend Back | I'll Get My/That Amulet | The Buttercups | Make Way for Miss Nettle | Enchancia Anthem | Make It Right | Bigger Is Better | Who's That? | A Recipe for Adventure | The Simple Life | Merroway Cove | The Love We Share | Wassailia | Peace and Joy | Royal Fun | Sisters and Brothers | Two by Two | All You Desire | Huzzah! Huzzah! | Me and My Mom | Tilly, Oh Tilly | Friendship Is The Formula | Be Your Own King | Make Your Wishes Well | Believe in Your Dream | Keeping Promises No Matter What | Mystic Meadows | Stronger Than You Know | The Ghostly Gala | A Princess True | In Your Paws | Know It All | Helping Hand | A Kingdom of My Own | Smoke, Wings and Fire | Dare to Risk it All | From the Heart | I Feel So Free | Never Forget The Sorcerer's Secret | Hoppin' Out With You | Make Our Dreams Come True | Play With Us | It's a Small New World | Improvise | Any Deed For Those In Need | My First Flight | Wings of a Dream | Moment to Shine | Wendell's Way | A Better Me | When It Comes To Making Friends | It's Up To You | Do I Dare | Genie Rules | This Fliegel Has Landed | Gotta Reach a Higher Height | I Like You So Much | Elvenmoor | Happy Thoughts | Take A Leap | My Finest Flower | Magic Like Merlin | You're the Cutest Thing | Living It Up | Be an Expert Expert | I'm A New Horse Now | Dads and Daughters Song | A Knight Such As I | This Panda Just Wants to Dance | More to Adore | The Broomstick Dance | The Summer Camp Blues | What A Vacation | The Great Unknown | The Spirit of Avalor | My Time | Our Wizards Are the Best


Enchancia | Trolls' Grotto | Royal Preparatory Academy | Tangu | Merroway Cove | Wei-Ling | Mystic Meadows | Wildwing Valley | The Secret Library | Elvenmoor | Hakalo | Freezenburg | Enchanted Animal Park‎‎ | Avalor | Dragon Hold | Maru | Hexley Hall


Amulet of Avalor | Aunt Tilly's Carpet Bag | Enchanted Mirror | Floating Palace | Trident | Mermaid Comb of Merroway Cove | Enchanted Swing Set | Wishing Well | Emerald Key | Pin of Klutzenheimer | Flying Crown | Family Wand | Ice Lilies | Dazzleball | Snowdrops | Dragonclaw Wand | Kazeem's Lamp | Behind the Walls | Shuriki's Wand

See Also

Elena of Avalor | Buttercups | Spells and Magic | Jaquins

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