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Disney is introducing its first Latina princess in a new animated television series, “Elena of Avalor.” The television show will be about Elena, the brave teen who saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and now is ruling as a crowned princess until she is old enough to become a queen.
The show will focus on the traditions, foods and customs of Latin and Hispanic cultures, and each episode will include original songs in a number of Latin musical styles such asChilean hip-hop, salsa and mariachi.
The star voicing Elena is Dominican-American actress Aimee Carrero. “What I love most about Elena is she’s her own hero,” Aimee told ABC News. “There’s no ‘Prince Charming,’ so I hope people at home watching will just be inspired her sense of self, her confidence and her leadership.”
The series will premier on July 22nd,7 p.m. ET on Disney Channel.
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H/T: ABC News