FIRST LOOK IMAGE: Jane Fonda’s character from “Elena and the Secret of Avalor” – Animation Scoop

FIRST LOOK IMAGE: Jane Fonda’s character from “Elena and the Secret of Avalor”

Elena and the Secret of Avalor, a special television movie event, premieres as a special simulcast Sunday, November 20th (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The TV movie tells the backstory of how Elena was imprisoned in her magical amulet by the evil sorceress Shuriki, voiced by legendary actress Jane Fonda, and eventually set free by Princess Sofia of Enchancia. Elena’s anthem “My Time,” performed by Aimee Carrero (voice of Princess Elena), makes its debut in the special TV movie.

PRINCESS ELENA, SHURIKI

In addition to Carrero and Fonda, the voice cast includes: Ariel Winter as Sofia; Sara Ramirez as Queen Miranda; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as the jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar, respectively; and Joe Nunez as Armando.

Elena and the Secret of Avalor combines the creative teams from “Sofia the First” and “Elena of Avalor.” The TV movie was written by Craig Gerber and directed by Jamie Mitchell, both of whom serve as executive producers. John Kavanaugh serves as songwriter/music director and Kevin Kliesch is the composer. The show is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y parental guideline. Elena and the Secret of Avalor will also be available on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior apps and Disney Channel VOD beginning Sunday, November 20th.

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
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