Disney’s Sofia, Jane Fonda star in Elena of Avalor movie

Disney will bow Elena and the Secret of Avalor on November 20, featuring special appearances by Sofia the First—and a new villain voiced by actress Jane Fonda.
October 11, 2016

Featuring beloved character Sofia the First—and a new baddie voiced by iconic actress Jane Fonda—Disney TV movie event Elena and the Secret of Avalor will bow on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on November 20 at 7 p.m.

The movie delves into the backstory of how Disney’s first Latina princess, Elena (Aimee Carrero), was imprisoned by an evil sorceress named Shuriki (pictured) and then set free by Princess Sofia of Enchancia (Ariel Winter) from Disney’s preschool series Sofia the First.

Elena and the Secret of Avalor will also introduce the new song “My Time,” performed by Carrero.

The movie will be available digitally across Disney Channel and Disney Junior apps, and via Disney Channel’s video-on-demand service on November 20.

Prior to the TV launch, Disney Publishing will release a hardcover picture book entitled Elena of Avalor: Elena and the Secret of Avalor on October 18.

Additional voices featured in the movie include Sara Ramirez as Queen Miranda, Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel and Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as the jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar.

Writer Craig Gerber and director Jamie Mitchell are both executive producers on the Disney Television Animation project.

Since January 2016, Elena of Avalor, which was recently greenlit for a second season, and Sofia the First have together attracted 75 million total viewers and generated 51 million consumer engagements on the Disney Channel/Disney Junior apps.

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