Elena of Avalor Ready To Rule Review + Give Away

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to interview Aimee Carrero to talk about her new role as the voice of the new Disney Princess, Elena of Avalor. I knew that the show would be a hit with little Latina girls but now I see that little girls of all walks of life love her too! I’ve seen many of Ji’s classmates proudly wearing Elena of Avalor attire and Ji loves her very much too. I know this because we recently received a copy of Elena of Avalor: Ready To Rule to review and Ji has it on repeat! I don’t mind because she’ll ask to watch it in English and then a second time in Spanish.

Princess Elena and Belle




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Synopsis:  Set in the enchanted fairytale land of Avalor, “Elena of Avalor” tells the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. Elena’s journey leads her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.

Parents will recognize the All- Star Voice Cast too!

Aimee Carrero (Freeform’s “Young & Hungry”) as Princess Elena; Jenna Ortega (Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle”) as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell (TV’s “Saturday Night Live, ” “Archer”) as Migs; Yvette Nicole Brown (TV’s “Community”) as Luna; Carlos Alazraqui (“Inside Out”) as Skylar; Emiliano Díez (TV’s “George Lopez”) as Francisco; Julia Vera (TV’s “General Hospital”) as Luisa; Christian Lanz (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Chancellor Esteban;
Jillian Rose Reed (TV’s “Awkward”) as Naomi; Joseph Haro (TV’s “Awkward”) as Mateo; Jorge Diaz (“The 33”) as Gabe; Keith Ferguson (“Inside Out”) as Zuzo; and Joe Nunez (“Bridesmaids”) as Armando.

Do your kids love Princess Elena too? 



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Interview with Aimee Carrero- Princess ELENA OF AVALOR

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a press junket to interview Aimee Carrero, whom I know and love from the hit series Young and Hungry. She is promoting her latest project, ELENA OF AVALOR, a new animated series on the Disney Channel, where she voices Elena, the first Latina Disney princess. I quickly agreed! She’s making history and I wanted to meet the voice behind the princess that I know my daughter will grow up loving. Actually, let me take that back. Ji already loves Elena.

Elena of Avalor Poster

LAM: How does it feel to be the first Latina Disney Princess? 

AC: It’s a pinch me moment. All the time! 

LAM: You did some singing in the series. Who are your favorite Latin artist? 

AC: I grew up listening to Juan Luis Guerra, a lot of Marc Anthony. I’m from Miami, so Celia Cruz and I also grew up listening to Gloria Estefan (another Miami girl). 

LAM: What’s the one message you want all the little girls, especially the Latina girls to take away from Elena? 

AC: That you can be Latina and do it all.  I hope that Elena will make it a little bit easier for them as they grow up. 

Check out the rest of my interview here!

Take a look a the infographic  below and you will find out the origin of the some of the things that make ELENA OF AVALOR a princess everyone can relate to!

Elena of Avalor Origins Inforgraphic

Are you just as excited for your kids to meet Elena as I am for my little Ji?  The wait is almost over! Disney’s ELENA OF AVALOR will air on July 22nd at 7PM on the Disney Channel. In the meantime, check out this video to learn more about  Elena’s kingdom!