'Elena and the Secret of Avalor' Set to Premiere November 20, Cast Includes Sara Ramirez, Ana Ortiz, Darcy Rose Byrnes

Elena and the Secret of Avalor premieres November 20.
Elena and the Secret of Avalor, a special television movie event, premieres as a special simulcast Sunday, November 20 at 7 p.m. ET, 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. 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 20.

On October 18, Disney Publishing will release a hardcover picture book titled "Elena of Avalor: Elena and the Secret of Avalor."

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; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Ana Ortiz as Rafa; Darcy Rose Byrnes as Princess Amber; Tyler Merna as Prince James; Travis Willingham as King Roland; Barbara Dirickson as Flora; Emiliano Díez as Francisco; Julia Vera as Luisa; Christian Lanz as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed as Naomi; Joseph Haro as Mateo; Jorge Diaz as Gabe; Keith Ferguson as Zuzo; 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. "Elena and the Secret of Avalor" is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

For 2016 to date, Elena of Avalor and Sofia the First have reached 75 million Total Viewers, generated 51 million consumer engagements on the Disney Channel/Disney Junior apps, and rank among the Top 5 animated cable TV series in Kids 2-11 and across kids cable networks in Total Viewers. Furthermore, "Sofia the First" is the No. 1 cable TV series among Girls 2-5.

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