Sofia the First

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Sofia the First
Series ,Logo.jpg
Created byCraig Gerber
Directed byJamie Mitchell[1]
Voices ofAriel Winter
Wayne Brady
Sara Ramirez
Travis Willingham
Darcy Rose Byrnes
Tim Gunn
Tyler Merna
Composer(s)Mike Himelstein (score)
John Kavanaugh (songs)
Erica Rothschild (songs)
Richard M. Sherman (music direction)
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
France
Spain
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes41 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Jamie Mitchell
Production company(s)Disney Television Animation (Season 1-present)
Wild Canary (Season 3)
Special Agent Productions (Season 3)
Disney Junior Originals
Broadcast
Original channelDisney Junior
Original runNovember 18, 2012 (2012-11-18) – present
External links
Official website
 
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Sofia the First
Series ,Logo.jpg
Created byCraig Gerber
Directed byJamie Mitchell[1]
Voices ofAriel Winter
Wayne Brady
Sara Ramirez
Travis Willingham
Darcy Rose Byrnes
Tim Gunn
Tyler Merna
Composer(s)Mike Himelstein (score)
John Kavanaugh (songs)
Erica Rothschild (songs)
Richard M. Sherman (music direction)
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
France
Spain
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes41 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Jamie Mitchell
Production company(s)Disney Television Animation (Season 1-present)
Wild Canary (Season 3)
Special Agent Productions (Season 3)
Disney Junior Originals
Broadcast
Original channelDisney Junior
Original runNovember 18, 2012 (2012-11-18) – present
External links
Official website

Sofia the First is an American-British-Spanish-French computer-animated television series that incorporates characters from the Disney Princess franchise. The series stars Ariel Winter as Sofia The First, a young girl who becomes a princess when her mother, Miranda, marries King Roland II of the kingdom of Enchancia. It features songs written by John Kavanaugh and Erica Rothschild and music directed by Richard M. Sherman.

Craig Gerber, who created this Disney Junior TV series, is also responsible for writing the Disneytoon Studios Tinker Bell film The Pirate Fairy.

The series' 60-minute pilot episode, "Once Upon a Princess" premiered on November 18, 2012 on Disney Channel, featuring a cameo from Cinderella. The series itself premiered on January 11, 2013 on Disney Channel during its Disney Junior block. Disney Junior renewed Sofia the First for a second season on March 5, 2013,[2] and then for a third season on January 8, 2014.[3] The show's second TV movie, "The Floating Palace", aired on November 24, 2013, with an appearance from Ariel. The third TV movie, "The Curse of Princess Ivy," aired on November 23, 2014 featuring Rapunzel.

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Main cast and characters[edit]

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In October 2012, Sofia was mistakenly identified as Disney's first Latina princess when a producer misspoke during a press tour. A Disney Junior executive later clarified that "...Sofia is a fairytale girl who lives in a fairytale world. All our characters come from fantasy lands that may reflect elements of various cultures and ethnicities but none are meant to specifically represent those real world cultures." [4] In actuality, Sofia has a mixed fairy-tale heritage. As a Disney spokeswoman elaborated, "...Sofia's mother, Queen Miranda, was born in a fictitious land, Galdiz, a place with Latin influences. Miranda met Sofia's father, Birk Balthazar, who hailed from the kingdom of Freezenberg, and together they moved to Enchancia, where Sofia was born."[5]

Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess premiered on Disney Channel on November 18, 2012, garnering 8.17 million viewers (when the Live+7 ratings were tabulated), which made it the #1 cable TV telecast of all time for Kids 2-5 and Girls 2-5. It also set a record for the #1 preschool cable TV telecast ever in Total Viewers and for Adults 18-49.[6]

Merchandise[edit]

A range of Sofia the First merchandise has been launched by the Disney Store in the US, including costumes, books, toy figures, wall posters, and homeware.[7] Products have also been launched in UK, Canada and Australia.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sofia the First. www.bcdb.com, May 13, 2013
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 5, 2013). "Disney Junior's 'Sofia The First' Renewed For Second Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 8, 2014). "'Sofia The First', 'Doc McStuffins' & 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates' Renewed by Disney Junior". TV by the Numbers. Disney Channel. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ Rodriguez, Cindy. "Disney producer 'misspoke': 'First Latina princess' isn't Latina". CNN. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Cindy. "Backlash for Disney's first Latina princess". CNN. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Disney Channel's 'Sofia the First' Crowned #1 Cable TV Telecast Ever in Kids 2-5". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sofia The First". Disney Store. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sofia the First". characterworld.uk.com. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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