Introducing Sofia the First

Have you heard the royal news? Disney is introducing a new princess with a Disney Junior movie, Sofia the First, Once Upon a Princess (airing November 18th). It will then become a TV series on the channel. While the new princess will be most entertaining to children between the ages of 2 and 7, there’s no doubt your baby will grow up (in no time) to sing her sweet songs and dress up in her magical amulet.

Sofia the First

You see, Sofia is different from the other princesses we know and love because she’s a young girl. Though she comes from a simple background, her life changes dramatically when her mother marries the King of Enchancia. She must attend the Royal Prep Academy (which happens to be taught by none other than Sleeping Beauty‘s Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather), learn to cope with her new stepbrother and stepsister, and discover what it means to be a princess (which is much more than wearing sparkly shoes).

Sofia the princess

And if your loyalty is still to another princess, chances are you’ll get a sneak peek of her along the way too. It seems Sofia will be visited by the likes of Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White, and Ariel (to name a few).

Sofia meets Cinderella

Sofia’s clumsiness, kindness, and ability to talk to animals make her endearing, and her character is intended to teach kids about kindness, generosity, loyalty, honesty, and grace.

If you want to get a taste of the tune that’s sure to become one of your little prince’s or princess’ favorites, here’s a clip of the song Rise and Shine:

So, are you excited to meet the newest princess? Do you think Sofia will become one of your baby’s favorites in the years to come?

Photo/video credit: The Disney Wiki

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