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"Princesses to the Rescue!" is the thirty-sixth episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on August 152014, and is the twelfth episode of the second season.


King Roland, Princess Sofia, Princess Amber, and Prince James are visiting the Kingdom of Wei-Ling. While Princess Jun is giving Amber and Sofia a tour of the sculpture garden, James and Jin find a treasure map inside the statue of a jaguar and run off to go find it. Soon after they leave, the princesses tell their fathers where they've gone. Emperor Quon is disturbed by this because the Treasure of the Jade Jaguar is guarded by a real jaguar. He tells Roland and the girls that many years ago the Jade Jaguar ravaged all of Wei-Ling stealing the people's treasure but he dispatched the royal sorcerer, Wu-Chang, to deal with him. Using his magic to give himself the ability to talk to animals, Wu-Chang offered 10,000 pieces of gold if he stayed in his cave which the jaguar agreed to and his kingdom has been safe ever since. Quon also tells them that the Jaguar is so protective of his treasure that there's no telling what he'll do to the boys if they go into his cave which is why they must go after them immediately. Sofia wants to come along and help but Roland and Quon both tell her it's too dangerous and to wait at the palace for them to come back. After they leave, a frustrated Sofia tells Jun and Amber she wishes their fathers would let her help. Jun tells Sofia their fathers can handle this but Sofia is unconvinced. James and Jin soon find the treasure cave which is full of gold and diamonds and encounter the Jade Jaguar, which chases and traps them.

Meanwhile back at the palace, Sofia, Amber and Jun are being entertained by Wu-Chang. When Jun notices that Sofia isn't paying attention to the entertainment and hasn't touched her food, she asks her friend what's bothering her. Sofia tells her that she's too worried about what the Jade Jaguar will do to the boys to enjoy herself. When he hears where Roland, Quon and the boys went, Wu-Chang panics and tells the girls about a trap the Jade Jaguar had set to stop anyone from stealing his treasure. Knowing their fathers will also be in danger, Sofia insists they go after them before it’s too late. Before the three princesses set off to the rescue, Wu-Chang shows them a shortcut and tells them about a secret passage that will help them avoid the trap set up by the Jade Jaguar. Roland and Quon are still in the jungle looking for James and Jin and soon find their way to the treasure cave. They manage to find their sons but end up getting caught in the trap themselves. Sofia, Amber and Jun arrive just in time to hear their fathers and brothers calling for help. Instead of going through the main entrance, Sofia advises they find the secret way in by going around the cave.


Sofia, Amber and Jun meet Mulan.

They soon find themselves further in the jungle and come across a maze of warrior statues. The princesses try to get pass them but the statues won’t let them. They try and try again but soon they quickly give up. Just as Amber and Jun are leaving, Sofia’s amulet glows and a mysterious warrior suddenly jumps out in front of her. Sofia doesn't recognize the warrior until she removes her helmet and reveals herself to be Mulan, who has been summoned by Sofia's amulet. Mulan reminds Amber and Jun that she never gave up so easily when she took her father's place in the army. She tells the Princesses that if they believe they're stronger than they know, they can pass anything on their way to rescue their fathers and brothers. With Mulan's encouragement, they find a way to get pass the Maze of Warriors by swinging across on vines.

After passing the Maze of Warriors, Mulan leaves the three Princesses to continue on their rescue mission. They encounter giant silver moths that Amber fans away with her fan, a lagoon swimming with giant lizards that help them across after Jun soothes them with her flute-playing and soon find the secret entrance to the treasure cave behind a waterfall. They find their families and the Jade Jaguar. Sofia tricks him into chasing her and gets him stuck in the way they came in. Sofia is able to make a deal with the Jade Jaguar promising to leave his treasure alone if he lets her family and friends go. After getting the Jade Jaguar unstuck, Sofia, Amber and Jun get Roland, Quon, James and Jin out of the trap and everyone leaves the cave. They return to the palace and celebrate the success of the daring rescue made by the three young Princesses.



Home Video Release


  • Mulan is the second Disney Princess not to be shown in her redesign, instead wearing her armor rather than her dress and the first was Ariel in Sofia the First: The Floating Palace.
  • Sofia's green outdoor outfit is a replica of the red outfit that she wears in the episode "Great Aunt-Venture" when Sofia goes on an adventure with Aunt Tilly and the one her reflection wears in one of Cedric's morpho-mirrors in "The Enchanted Feast" which also includes the explorer's hat, probably to mark her exploring here. The reason it is green is both for camoflauge and to signify that she has entered a new environment, since green is the color of novices.
  • This is the third time Sofia visits another Kingdom. The first two were Tangu in "Two to Tangu" and  Merroway Cove in Sofia the First: The Floating Palace
  • Mulan is the second Disney Princess that Princess Amber meets, the first being Jasmine in "Two to Tangu".
  • This is the first time Princess Jun meets a Disney Princess.
  • So far, Mulan is the only other Princess after Jasmine that doesn't disappear magically after aiding Sofia.
  • Technically, jaguars live in South and Central America. Since Wei-Ling is based on China, it should have been a leopard or snow leopard that was guarding the treasure.
  • Just as "The Amulet of Avalor" revealed that Sofia has stored her princess test trophy in the Royal Jewel Room, this episode reveals that Fauna (after disguising as Mrs. Higgins) retrieved Sofia's lost purple fan, as she holds it with Amber and Jun's fans.
  • Mulan is the seventh Disney Princess to appear on the show.
  • After Mulan was summoned by the amulet, Sofia asks who she is before she knew she was Mulan.
  • This is the seventh episode where Sofia does not wear her signature dress throughout the whole episode, the third time for Amber, and the first time for Jun.
  • This is the third episode to not take place in Enchancia, following "Two to Tangu" and Sofia the First: The Floating Palace.
  • This is the second time Lea Salonga (singing voice of Jasmine and Fa Mulan) sings on the show, with the first being "Two to Tangu".
  • This is the second time the Princess the Amulet of Avalor summons helps out directly instead of just pointing them in the right direction the first was Jasmine in Two to Tangu. It's also the second time their lesson is directed more towards Amber, but it's also the first time it's directed towards Jun. Mulan's lesson was to help Amber and Jun learn to give their all and to not give up just because things stop being easy.
  • This is the third time Roland shows that he's very protective of Sofia. The first time was in "Let The Good Times Troll" and the second time was in "The Buttercups".
  • Amber and Jun almost discover Sofia's secret in this episode when Sofia's amulet summoned Mulan. Luckily, they didn't get suspicious because they were too excited about meeting Mulan to notice how odd it was that Mulan appeared out of nowhere.
  • This is the first episode which title has a punctuation mark (! in this episode) except for apostrophes.
  • Moral: If you can commit to difficult tasks you will find that you are stronger than you know.


  • Mulan's helmet mysteriously disappeared when she said, "Then you'll just have to be tougher."
  • The Jade Jaguar's statue's jewel disappears when Sofia goes up to it.


See Also

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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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