Disney Introduces Its First Latina Princess, “Elena of Avalor”

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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.

Are you excited for “Elena of Avalor?” Tell us in the comments below!

H/T: ABC News

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