On November 18, 2012, the Disney Junior channel aired the animated special Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess.
It aired as a movie and is designed to serve as the pilot for the upcoming animated series on Disney Junior, Sofia the First. The new series, which focuses on the youngest Disney princess – Sofia, is set to premiere in early 2013.
One of the cool things about this animated movie and series is that it features some Disney characters who we are already familiar with from other Disney movies. Here are the characters you might recognize:
- Merryweather, Fauna and Flora from Sleeping Beauty
Sofia the First Backstory
The setting of the story of Sophia the First is in the land of Enchancia. Sofia is just an ordinary girl until her mother marries King Roland II. Once this happens, Sofia and her mother move into the castle, where she becomes a princess.
Fauna, Flora and Merryweather are the headmistresses of Royal Prep Academy and they help her navigate life as a royal. Other help comes from Baileywick the royal steward and various talking woodland creatures. Sofia becomes fast friends with Clover, the bunny.
The villain of the story is Cedric, the royal sorcerer. He is after the Amulet of Avalor that the King gave to Sofia. The amulet is magical and Cedric wants to get it so that he can use its power to take over the land of Enchancia.