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"The Bamboo Kite" is the seventy-fourth episode of the Disney Junior animated series Sofia the First. It premiered on July 8, 2016 and is the twenty-second episode in the third season.

On July 4, 2016, the episode was made available on Disney Junior app before making its television debut.

Plot

Sofia arrives in Wei-Ling to celebrate the Festival of Kites with her friends Prince Jin and Princess Jun. Upon arrival, she finds everyone giving their kites a practice flight. While it seems like a festival worth looking forward too, Jin tells Sofia that Jun has the summer sniffles, and might not be able to attend the opening of the festival the following day. Sofia asks Wu-Chang if there is a way to help her get better. The elderly sorcerer brings up the legend of a ancient rare flower, known as Men-Saing, which could instantly cure the summer sniffles. However, Emperor Quon appears to no longer have any need for Wu-Chang's wisdom and now seeks advice from his Adviser of New Things, who says Jun needs to rest for six and a half days to get better. While the old sorcerer feels unwanted, Sofia on the other hand believes they can find the Men-Saing flower. She volunteers to go and so does Jin, along with Wu-Chang. After all three of them suit up, they set out on their journey to Mount Disharn.

For the trip, Jin has brought along all new gadgets to help them on their journey. He brought along a perfect pointer to show them which way they are go. They arrive at a huge wall that runs around central Wei-Ling, and there appears to be no way around it or a gateway. The only ways is to go over the wall, and while Wu-Chang uses a levitating spell, Jin and Sofia get over using a grappling slingshot. Upon making it to the other side, they meet a magical talking Panda named Kai who likes to dance. He offers to dance for them, but Jin declines because of their journey to get to Mount Disharn and help Jun. Kai sadly leaves, making Sofia and Wu-Chang feel sorry for him. So they decide to stay around to watch Kai dance. After an amazing performance, Sofia, Jin and Wu-Chang continue on their journey, until they hear from Kai that they won't make it to Mount Disharn before dark. However, he has a suggestion and presents them with a couple of bamboosts. They were very popular with the ancients because of their magical elastic properties.

Hopping through the forest on the Bamboosts, Sofia, Jin, Wu-Chang, and Kai make it to Mount Disharn in no time. Now they have to get to the top of the mountain in order to reach the Men-Saing flowers. They will not be able to get the top by using the Bamboosts and Jin's grappling hook cannot reach. Wu-Chang has a suggestion. Gathering everyone onto a log he uses his levitation spell to fly them to the top of Mount Disharn. However, they are too heavy and Wu-Chang cannot hold them up any longer. They near a ledge and all four make it across just as Wu-Chang's spell give up. Wu-Chang apologizes for endangering everyone, but Jin assures him it is all right. Jin can now use his grappling hook to get them up the rest of the way. They finally reach the top and find the Men-Saing flowers, enough to brew a healing tea for Princess Jun. However, upon realizing how late it is getting their chances of getting back to Jun in time is slim. Wu-Chang steps forward to apologize to Jin because he feels responsible for causing so many delays with his old ways. But Jin points out that because of his old ways they made it to Mount Disharn along with the assistance of new ways. Kai believes there is a place for both ways, which gives Sofia an idea. Working together, they build a bamboo kite big enough to carry everyone back to the palace. After attaching Jin's Easy Breezy to the back to use as a propeller, Kai bids his friends farewell and dances home. Then Sofia, Jin and Wu-Chang take off in their kite and fly all the way back to the palace.

They soon make it back in time to give Jun her healing tea. Convincing the Emperor, Jun drinks the tea and is instantly cured of the summer sniffles. The next day, the festival of kites begins along with Kai joining the festivities. 

Songs

Cast

Trivia

  • Sofia visits Wei-Ling for the second time in the series. The first was in "Princesses to the Rescue!"
  • Jun is the first character to appear sick in the entire series.
  • This episode was previously scheduled for July 10, but for some unknown reason this statement was incorrect.
  • This is Wu-Chang's second appearance in the series, and with a more active role.
  • The summer sniffles is a pun to the common cold.
  • Sofia is seen in her newly redesigned signature gown for the first time in this episode.
  • Moral: Honor the old and celebrate the new.
  • Another episode where Sofia is the only main character present.

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Media

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

Characters

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 | Violet the Maid | 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 | Suzette and Marcy | 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
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

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" | "One for the Books"

Songs

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 | Summer Camp Blues | What A Vacation | The Great Unknown | The Spirit of Avalor | My Time

Locations

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

Objects

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

See Also

Elena of Avalor | Buttercups | Spells and Magic | Jaquins

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