Aimee Carrero’s princess days are drawing to a close…
Disney Junior will end the historic series, which premiered on the Disney Channel in July 2016 before moving to Disney Junior in July 2018, with a a primetime finale special “Elena of Avalor: Coronation Day,”on Sunday, August 23 at 7:00 pm.
New episodes leading up to the finale, when Princess Elena officially becomes queen, will debut every Sunday, beginning July 26.
Inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, Elena of Avalorintroduced the world to Disney’s first Latina princess.
It tells the story of how Elena Castillo Flores — a brave and adventurous teenager — saved her kingdom from evil and must learn to rule as crown princess before she can become queen. Elena lives with her grandparents and little sister Isabel, and reminds us of how important family is to Latinos.
“Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted a Disney princess who looked like me,” tweeted Silvia Olivas. “So getting the opportunity to be the Co-Executive Producer and Head Writer of Disney’s First Latina Princess series is a highlight in my career that I’ll always cherish!”
Elena of Avalor, which will end its run after its third season, airs in omore than 150 countries around the world. It has been lauded for its messages of leadership and inclusiveness.
“It has been a tremendous honor for me to bring Disney’s first Latina princess to the screen. Everyone involved with Elena of Avalor, from the creative team to the unbelievable cast and crew, felt the responsibility to get this right,” says creator and executive producer Craig Gerber. “We created the character of Elena with the hope that she would be a role model, not just for young Latina girls watching, but for all children to be able to see what a true leader looks like. From the beginning, Elena’s story arc has been that she would one day become queen. With the series finale, the creative team has been able to bring Elena’s story to the thrilling conclusion that we always envisioned. I can’t wait for viewers to see the final chapter in Elena’s epic adventure.”
In the special, as plans for Elena’s coronation are underway, Esteban’s team of villains unleash legendary spirit misfits, the Four Shades of Awesome.
In order to save her kingdom, her family and her friends, Elena must journey to the Spirit World and back, and face the ultimate test of her courage and character, before becoming queen.
Jenny Slate, Mark Hamill, Fred Armisen and Andy Garcia guest star as the Four Shades of Awesome and Patrick Warburton voices Grand Macaw, ruler of the dark side of the Spirit World.
The finale also features returning guest voice cast members Constance Marie, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jaime Camil, Justina Machado, Gina Rodriguez, Mario Lopez, Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, John Leguizamo, Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, Cloris Leachman, Chrissie Fit, Tyler Posey, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Kether Donohue, Nestor Carbonell, Andrea Navedo, Eden Espinosa, Ana Ortiz, Gina Torres and Gaby Moreno, who also sings the series’ theme song.
In addition to Carrero, the series also stars Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar, respectively; Emiliano Díez as Francisco; Julia Veraas Luisa; Christian Lanz as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed as Naomi; Joseph Haro as Mateo; Jorge Diaz as Gabe; Keith Ferguson as Zuzo; and Joe Nunez as Armando.
Elena of Avalor: Coronation Day was written by Gerber and Rachel Ruderman, with story by Gerber, Ruderman, Tom Rogers, Kate Kondell and Olivas.
Elena of Avalor is a production of Disney Television Animation.