“Modern Family” actress Ariel Winter is the voice of Disney’s new princess Sofia! Sofia will first appear in an animated television movie in Fall 2012 and then in an animated series “Sofia The First” in Spring 2013. The series will run on Disney Junior around the world. Here’s a description of “Sofia The First,”
“‘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.”
Here’s what the Senior VP of Original Programming and General Manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, Nancy Kanter, said about the show:
In Sofia, we have a ‘peer to peer princess,’ a relatable girl experiencing the same social issues as our young viewers – learning how to fit in, making new friends, conquering new skills and building sibling relationships. Although Sofia will have plenty of pretty dresses and sparkly shoes, our stories will show Sofia, and our viewers, that what makes a real princess is what’s inside, not what’s outside. That the inner character of kindness, generosity, loyalty, honesty and grace make you special, not the dress you wear.
Here is the voice cast for “Sofia The First,”
– Ariel Winter (ABC’s “Modern Family”) as Sofia
– Sara Ramirez (ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”) as Queen Miranda
– Wayne Brady (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?) as Clover, a wise-talking Rabbit
– Tim Gunn (ABC’s “The Revolution,” “Project Runway”) as Baileywick, the family’s Royal Steward
We can’t wait!