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Sofia the First
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Genre Adventure
Comedy
Family
Fantasy
Children
Format Animated Series
Created by Craig Gerber
Directed by Jamie Mitchell
Opening theme Sofia the First Theme Song
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 37 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
48 minutes (Specials)
Production company(s) Disney Television Animation
Disney Junior Originals
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Disney Junior
First shown in November 18, 2012 (premiere)
Original airing January 11, 2013 (series)
Status Ongoing
External links
Official website
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 18, 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 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 II and suddenly she becomes royalty.

Premise

Main article: Sofia the First episode list

The series follows the adventures of a young girl named Sofia who becomes a princess overnight after her mother marries the king. Sofia tries her best to adapt to her new life being a princess and has her stepbrother and sister James and Amber to help her along with the headmistresses of the Royal Preparitory Academy Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, the Three Good Fairies from Disney’s classic Sleeping Beauty and, when Sofia is at her darkest hours, classic Disney Princesses Cinderella, Jasmine, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Snow White, Mulan, Tiana and Rapunzel are there for her.

Sofia learns that looking like a princess isn't all that hard, but behaving like one must come from the heart. The stories focus on the idea that what makes a real princess is what's on the inside. The show highlights character qualities such as kindness, courage, generosity, loyalty, honesty and grace. Subjects such as sincerity and forgiveness are heavily focused on. She has the magical and incredibly powerful Amulet of Avalor that allows her to talk with animals and turn into a mermaid. However her amulet is coveted by the sorcerer Cedric, who desires its tremendous magical power to take over the kingdom of Enchancia.

Cast and Characters

Main article: Sofia the First Characters

Main Characters

  • Princess Sofia (Ariel Winter) - A little girl who once lived in the village until her mother married the King and suddenly became royalty. She learns that looking like a princess isn't all that hard, but behaving like one must come from the heart.
  • Princess Amber (Darcy Rose Byrnes) - Sofia's stepsister and the twin sister of Prince James. Although she cares for family and friends, she can be a little vain and prissy in certain regards to what she thinks being a princess is all about.
  • Prince James (Zach Callison) - The twin brother of Princess Amber and Sofia's stepbrother. Unlike his sister, James is not at all vain and is very helpful towards Sofia. He is rather easygoing for a prince, sometimes displaying behavior not normally seen in royalty.
  • Queen Miranda (Sara Ramirez) - Sofia's mother who was once a shoemaker until she married the king and became the queen of Enchancia. Unlike the wicked type stepmothers, Miranda is kind and loving to both her daughter and stepchildren.
  • King Roland II (Travis Willingham) - The King of Enchancia who fell in love and married Miranda, becoming Sofia's stepfather.
  • Clover (Wayne Brady) - Sofia's pet rabbit and best animal friend who enjoys snacks but not cuddles.
  • Cedric the Sorcerer (Jess Harnell) - The bumbling Royal Sorcerer of Enchancia who desires to steal Sofia's magic amulet and take over the kingdom.

Disney Princesses

  • Cinderella (Jennifer Hale) - From Cinderella she helps Sofia make amends with Amber and become true sisters.
  • Jasmine (Linda Larkin) - From Aladdin she teaches Sofia and Amber how to tame a wild carpet and not to be afraid of trying something new. Her singing voice was performed by Lea Salonga.
  • Belle (Julie Nathanson) - From Beauty and the Beast she shows Sofia that actions speak louder than words when apologising for bragging.
  • Ariel (Jodi Benson) - From The Little Mermaid she encourages Sofia to enlist Cora to help rescue Oona from the sea monster, saying that the love of family is held by all. She is the first Disney Princess not to be shown in her re-design.
  • Aurora (Kate Higgins) - From Sleeping Beauty she teaches Sofia that in a crisis she can always count on her animal friends. She is the first Disney Princess who doesn't sing in the series.
  • Snow White (Katherine Von Till) - From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs she teaches Sofia to learn the importance of trusting one’s instincts after Sofia suspects that a visiting sorceress is not who she says she is. She is the second Disney Princess who doesn't sing in the series.
  • Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) - From Mulan she teaches Sofia and her friends that they are stronger than they know. Her singing voice was performed by Lea Salonga and is the second Disney Princess not to be shown in her re-design, with Ariel being the first.
  • Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) - From Tangled she shows how much Sofia and Amber's relationship has grown and deepening because of mistakes that Amber makes.

Soundtrack

Sofia the First
Sofia Cover Art
Released: February 12, 2013
Recorded: John Kavanaugh
Erica Rothschild
Genre(s): Family, learning, friendship, fantasy
Label: Walt Disney Records
Sofia the First Soundtrack06:44

Sofia the First Soundtrack

The first album sampler

Sofia the First Songs from Enchancia (Official Album Sampler)07:46

Sofia the First Songs from Enchancia (Official Album Sampler)

The second album sampler

On January 24, 2013, Disney announced via their new music blog about a soundtrack containing songs from the show that would be released on February 12, 2013. The track listing is as follows:

First Album Listing

  1. Sofia the First Theme Song
  2. Anything
  3. Princess Things
  4. Make Some Noise
  5. Cedric The Great
  6. Royal Fun
  7. Perfect Slumber Party
  8. All You Need
  9. Blue Ribbon Bunny (Song)
  10. I Belong
  11. The Goldenwing Circus
  12. True Sisters (Bonus track)
  13. Rise and Shine (Bonus track)

Second Album Listing

  1. Sisters and Brothers
  2. Merroway Cove (song)
  3. The Love We Share
  4. Bigger Is Better
  5. (You Can Always) Count On Baileywick
  6. Make It Right
  7. Good Little Witch (Ballad)
  8. Good Little Witch
  9. The Ride of Your Lives
  10. A Recipe for Adventure
  11. Bring My Best Friend Back
  12. The Simple Life
  13. Make Way for Miss Nettle (song)
  14. Enchancia Anthem
  15. Be Who You Wanna Be (Bonus Track)

Reception

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 Friezenberg, 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.

Merchandise

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 and France.

Gallery

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See also

External Links

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Media: Sofia the First (Episode List) | Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess | Sofia the First: The Floating Palace | Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy | Disney Junior Storybook Collection | Disney Junior Little Golden Book Library | Songs and Story | Book Series | Videography

Characters: Sofia | Queen Miranda | King Roland II | Prince James | Princess Amber | Princess Hildegard | Cedric the Sorcerer/Sea Monster Cedric | Wormwood | Baileywick | Robin | Mia | Clover | Whatnaught | Goodwin the Great | Winifred the Wise | Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | Jade | Ruby Hanshaw | Princess Clio | Princess Maya | Prince Zandar | Princess Jun | Prince Hugo | Minimus | Princess Vivian | Crackle | Queen Cecily | Gnarly | Trolls | Teeni | Ginger | Mrs. Higgins | Violet the Maid | King Magnus | Barker | Lucinda | Princess Leena | Prince Jin | Magic Carpet | Baby Griffin | Prince Khalid | Meg and Peg | Boswell | Madam Ubetcha | Desmond | Miss Nettle | Sir Gillium | Professor Popov | Princess Mae | Princess Penelope | Princess Matilda | Lutiano | Princess Arsinoe | Helen Hanshaw | Oona | Queen Emmaline | Cora | Plank | Prince Frederick | Aunt Tilly | Wilbur the Wombeast | Suzette and Marcy | Prince Rupert | Sven | Farley | Lulu | Emperor Quon | Empress Lin-Lin | Madame Collette | Rex | Rosey | Prince Axel | Electra | Vaughan and Vance | Marla | Sir Bartleby | Sir Maxwell | Sir Finnegan | Queen Anya | Gwen | Chef Andre | Sofia the Worst | Lady Joy | Wu-Chang | Jade Jaguar | Princess Ivy

Disney Princess: Cinderella | Jasmine | Belle | Ariel | Aurora | Snow White | Mulan | Rapunzel | Tiana

Songs: Sofia the First Theme Song | Hoppin' Out With You
Season 1: 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 (song) | 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 (song) | The Love We Share | Wassailia | Peace and Joy | Royal Fun
Season 2: 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 | Helping Hand | Play With Us | Never Forget The Sorcerer's Secret | Improvise

Locations: Enchancia | Trolls' Grotto | Royal Preparatory Academy | Tangu | Merroway Cove | Wei-Ling

Other: Amulet of Avalor | Aunt Tilly's Carpet Bag | Enchanted Mirror | Trident | Oona's Comb | Spells and Magic | Enchanted Swing Set | Troll Clubs | Wishing Well

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