|Sofia the First|
|Created by:||Craig Gerber|
|Executive producer:||Jamie Mitchell|
|Opening theme:||Sofia the First Main Title Theme|
|No. of seasons:||1 (second season ordered)|
|No. of episodes:||52|
|Original channel:|| Disney Channel|
|First aired:|| November 18, 2012 (premiere)|
January 11, 2013 (series)
Sofia the First is a 3D computer-animated television series featuring the Disney Princesses that officially premiered with its first half-hour episode on January 11, 2013. The series pilot made its debut on the Disney Channel on November 18th, 2012 with a one-hour special. The series stars Ariel Winter (Modern Family, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Phineas and Ferb) as the titular character who is a young seven-year-old girl on the verge of becoming a proper, royal princess.
It introduces Sofia, a little girl with a commoner’s background until her mother (played by Sara Ramirez from Grey's Anatomy) marries King Roland the Second, and suddenly she is royalty.
Sofia, along with other princes and princesses, attends Royal Prep.
Main Article: Sofia the First Characters
Main article: Sofia the First episode list
With the help of Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, the headmistresses of the Royal Preparitory Academy — Flora, Fauna and Merryweather of Disney’s classic Sleeping Beauty and, on occasion, classic Disney Princess characters including Cinderella, Jasmine, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Snow White, Rapunzel, Pocahontas, Mulan, Merida, Tiana, Anna and Elsa — the unnamed princess who first held sofia's amulet the original owner. Sofia learns that looking like a princess isn't all that hard, but behaving like one must come from the heart. The stories will focus on the idea that what makes a real princess is what's on the inside. The show will highlight character qualities such as kindness, generosity, loyalty, honesty and grace. She has the magical and incredibly powerful amulet of Avalor that allows her to talk with animals. However the amulet is coveted by the sorcerer Cedric, who desires its tremendous magical power to take over the kingdom of Enchancia.
- Sofia the First Main Title Theme
- Princess Things
- Make Some Noise
- Cedric The Great
- Royal Fun
- Perfect Slumber Party
- All You Need
- Blue Ribbon Bunny (Song)
- I Belong
- The Goldenwing Circus
- True Sisters (Bonus track)
- Rise and Shine (Bonus track)
In October 2012, Disney confirmed that Sofia is their first Latina princess. According to a Disney spokeswoman, "...Sofia's mother, Queen Miranda, was born in a fictitious land, Galdiz, a place with Latin influences. Miranda met Sofia's father, Birk Balthazar, who hailed from the kingdom of Freezenberg, and together they moved to Enchancia, where Sofia was born." As a result, some people have criticized a lack of cultural signifiers or ethnic identity in Sofia's character.
Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess premiered on Disney Channel on November 18, 2012, and had 5.2 million viewers.
A range of Sofia the First merchandise has been launched by the Disney Store in the US, including costumes, books, toy figures, and homeware. Products have also been launched in the UK.