‘Elena of Avalor,’ Disney’s First Latina Princess, to Finally Become Queen With Primetime Series Finale

Disney Junior series will end next month with coronation special

Last Updated: July 21, 2020 @ 12:03 PM

“Elena of Avalor” will conclude with a primetime finale special in which the titular character, who is Disney’s first Latina princess, finally becomes queen. (“Blaze!”)

Disney Junior’s “Elena of Avalor” tells the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has been learning what it takes to be a great leader by ruling her enchanted fairytale kingdom as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. (OK, so she was technically trapped in an amulet for 41 years, but they don’t count that towards her age.)

In the series finale, as plans for Elena’s coronation are underway, Esteban’s team of villains unleash legendary spirit misfits, the Four Shades of Awesome. In order to save her kingdom, her family and her friends, Elena must journey to the Spirit World and back, and face the ultimate test of her courage and character, before becoming queen.

The series stars Aimee Carrero as the voice of Princess Elena; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar, respectively; Emiliano Díez as Francisco; Julia Vera as Luisa; Christian Lanz as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed as Naomi; Joseph Haro as Mateo; Jorge Diaz as Gabe; Keith Ferguson as Zuzo; and Joe Nunez as Armando.

“Elena of Avalor: Coronation Day” will air at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, Aug. 23 on Disney Junior. Between now and then, new episodes of the series will air each Sunday at 5 p.m. ET/PT.

“It has been a tremendous honor for me to bring Disney’s first Latina princess to the screen,” creator and executive producer Craig Gerber said in a statement. “Everyone involved with ‘Elena of Avalor,’ from the creative team to the unbelievable cast and crew, felt the responsibility to get this right. We created the character of Elena with the hope that she would be a role model, not just for young Latina girls watching, but for all children to be able to see what a true leader looks like. From the beginning, Elena’s story arc has been that she would one day become queen. With the series finale, the creative team has been able to bring Elena’s story to the thrilling conclusion that we always envisioned. I can’t wait for viewers to see the final chapter in Elena’s epic adventure.”

“Elena of Avalor: Coronation Day” was written by Gerber and Rachel Ruderman, with story by Gerber Ruderman, Tom Rogers, Kate Kondell and Silvia Olivas. Elliot M. Bour is co-producer and supervising director, and Pilar Flynn is producer. John Kavanaugh is the series’ songwriter/music director, Tony Morales is composer, and Rene Camacho serves as Latin music consultant. The series’ cultural advisors are Marcela Davison Avilés and the late Diane Rodriguez.

The finale features guest stars Jenny Slate, Mark Hamill, Fred Armisen, Andy Garcia and Patrick Warburton. Returning guest stars include Constance Marie, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jaime Camil, Justina Machado, Gina Rodriguez, Mario Lopez, Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, John Leguizamo, Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, Cloris Leachman, Chrissie Fit, Tyler Posey, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Kether Donohue, Nestor Carbonell, Andrea Navedo, Eden Espinosa, Ana Ortiz, Gina Torres and Gaby Moreno, who also sings the series’ theme song.

“Elena of Avalor” hails from Disney Television Animation. It debuted in July 2016.

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