"Sofia the First" from Disney is an animated TV movie and series about a little girl princess. While Disney princess fairytales have been enchanting audiences for more than 70 years, this is the first time a series has centered on a princess as a little girl. The stories are designed to communicate positive messages and life lessons that are applicable to preschool-aged children.

"Sofia the First" stories are set in the storybook world of young Sofia who starts out life as a regular girl. But when her mom marries the king, she is whisked off to a glamorous, but sometimes confusing, castle world of royalty, pomp and new step-siblings, Amber and James. "Sofia the First" will include appearances by Fauna, Flora and Merryweather (fairies seen in Disney's classic "Sleeping Beauty") as the headmistresses of Royal Prep, the academy that Sofia, along with other princes and princesses, attends. Special event appearances will be made by classic characters including Cinderella and other Disney Princesses.

Providing the voice of Sofia is Ariel Winter ("Modern Family"). Also highlighting the voice cast is Sara Ramirez ("Grey's Anatomy") as Queen Miranda; Wayne Brady ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?) as Clover, a wise-talking Rabbit; and Tim Gunn (ABC's "The Revolution," "Project Runway") as Baileywick, the family's Royal Steward.

Season 2

The new season includes appearances by Disney Princesses Mulan (voiced by Ming-Na Wen), Tiana (voiced by Disney Legend Anika Noni Rose) and Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore). The guest voice cast for Season 2 includes Alyson Hannigan ("How I Met Your Mother") as a young faun who always felt she wasn't special enough; Ginnifer Goodwin ("Once Upon A Time") as the castle's kitchen maid who aspires to be an inventor; Melissa Rauch ("The Big Bang Theory") as Ruby's fairy godmother; Anna Camp and John Michael Higgins (both of "Pitch Perfect") as a charmingly sinister princess and a tall fire-breathing dragon; Isla Fisher ("The Great Gatsby") and Sean Astin ("Lord of the Rings") as two adventurous young sprites; Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation") as a well-connected fox who reigns over Enchancia's woodland creatures; Robert Morse ("Mad Men") as an elderly retired sorcerer; Christian Borle ("Smash") as an ambitious, young castle steward out to take Baileywick's job; Oliver Platt ("The West Wing") as a sickly old dragon; Tracey Ullman ("The Tracey Ullman Show") as a happily wicked witch; and Phylicia Rashad ("The Cosby Show") as a cranky ice witch who eventually allows her heart to be melted by the power of music.

The series and movie are productions of Disney Television Animation. The series was developed by Craig Gerber ("Pixie Hollow Games") who also wrote the movie. Jamie Mitchell ("Special Agent Oso") serves as both executive producer and director on the series. Gerber is co-executive producer and serves as the story editor.

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Network: Disney Junior
Genre: Animation
Runtime: 90 mins.
Premiere Date: November 18, 2012
Seasons: 2
Theme Song:
"Royal Prep" written by John Kavanaugh and Craig Gerber and performed by Barbara Dirickson, Russi Taylor and Tress MacNeille
Production Company: Disney Television Animation

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