New Disney Princess: Meet Sophia the First

on December 12 2011 8:14 PM
Ariel Winter
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Disney has added another character to its princess franchise, and this one is aimed at an even younger audience.

Sophia the First is still a girl, unlike her Disney princess predecessors, who are mostly teenagers. She will be voiced by Ariel Winter, who plays Alex Dunphy on the ABC series Modern Family, StitchKingdom.com reported.

Sophia the First will get an animated television movie next fall and a series after that. 

Sophia's mother marries a king, and the story will revolve around her experiences in her new environment.

There will be step-siblings and cameos from Fauna, Flora and Merryweather of Sleeping Beauty. 

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, said Nancy Kanter, Senior Vice President of Original Programming and General Manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, StitchKingdom.com reported. 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.

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