Disney’s Sofie the First- a series about a child princess- is getting closer to airing, and a special based on the series has a firm air date. The special, titled Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, will hit Disney Channel on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 PM, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, on Disney Junior.
Sofie the First television the television series will premiere sometime in early 2013. The movie and series will appear in various other countries from mid-2013 on both Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels.
Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess is aimed at kids aged 2-7. Craig Gerber (Pixie Hollow Games) developed the movie and serves as co-executive producer and story editor. Jamie Mitchell (Special Agent Oso) is executive producer and director. Kevin Kliesch (Tangled Ever After) composed the music while John Kavanaugh (Winnie The Pooh: Springtime With Roo) is onboard as songwriter/music director. The show features a voice cast headed by Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Sofia, Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy) as Queen Miranda, Wayne Brady (Let’s Make a Deal) as Clover and Tim Gunn (Project Runway) as Baileywick.
Set in the storybook world of Enchancia, Sofia is a little girl with a commoner’s background. That is until her mom marries the King, and suddenly, she is royalty. Sofia is whisked off to the castle, where she learns what it means to be a real princess, discovering empowering lessons about kindness, forgiveness, generosity, courage and self-respect. With the help of the three familiar fairies in charge of the Royal Training Academy- Flora, Fauna and Merryweather of Disney’s classic “Sleeping Beauty“- Sofia learns that looking like a princess isn’t all that hard, but behaving like one must come from the heart.
Disney’s Cinderella makes an appearance in the movie to offer Sofia some words of wisdom as she learns to navigate the life of royalty.
Sophie is Disney’s first child princess. The stories in this series are designed to communicate positive messages and life lessons that are applicable to preschool-aged children.
Set in the storybook world of Enchancia, the movie introduces Sofia, an average girl whose life suddenly transforms when her mother marries the king and she becomes a princess, Sofia the First. Disney’s Cinderella makes an appearance in the movie to offer Sofia some words of wisdom as she learns to navigate the life of royalty.