Disney introduces first Latina princess – Elena

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Disney has unveiled its first ever Latina princess, Princess Elena of Avalor.

The fictional character is described as “bold, caring, funny and clever…a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairy-tale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore,” reports aceshowbiz.com.
According to a statement released by Disney Channel, the new character will make its debut appearance in an episode of “Sofia the First”, set to air in 2016 before getting her own animated series.
Actress Aimee Carrero, who stars on the sitcom “Young & Hungry”, will voice Elena. Following her appearance on “Sofia the First”, Elena will headline her own animated series titled “Elena of Avalor”, which will premiere in late 2016.