Disney’s new Latina princess has not even premiered on the small screen yet but she is getting her doll close-up this weekend. Disney and Hasbro unveiled its new ‘Princess Elena of Avalor’ doll just days before the Annual New York City Toy Fair which will officially launch on February 13, Saturday. The doll is seen here together with Dominican actress Aimee Carrero who plays the voice of the brave and caring princess. Carrero is both thrilled and proud to take the role since this is an opportunity for her to represent the Latina community. “It is such an honor to be the voice of Elena of Avalor, and to see her as a doll is absolutely surreal,” the 27-year old actress said. “I can’t wait for audiences around the world to meet her.”
The new Disney princess is slated to appear on a crossover episode on “Sofia the First” before eventually launching her own Disney Channel series this summer. At 16 years of age, Princess Elena is the bold yet caring, funny, and clever heiress to the throne of the kingdom of Avalor. Young as she is, she soon learns how to rule the kingdom through the help and guidance of her Grandmother Luisa and Grandfather Francisco, understanding and appreciating the various cultures and demographics that make up her kingdom.
Joining Carrero in the series are Jenny Ortega (“Jane the Virgin”); Chris Parnell (“Saturday Night Live”); Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), Carlos Alazraqui (Disney Junior’s “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West”), and Emiliano Diez (“George Lopez”). No official announcements have been made yet by the TV network on the programs airing date.