Disney renews ‘Elena of Avalor’ for a second season

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The animated series Elena of Avalor, a story inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, has been renewed for a second season.

“It’s just a few weeks into the launch of Elena of Avalor and we are already seeing what an impact and connection she is making with kids and families,” Nancy Kanter, executive vice president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, said in a statement.

“We’re eager to make sure that we will have many new stories of bravery, adventure and leadership for our audience to enjoy and are delighted to begin production on our second season and continue to find ways for her story to be heard both on and off screen.”

The series premiered on Disney Channel and Disney Junior last month, and the Princess Elena character debuted Thursday at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

The show’s voice cast includes Aimee Carrero, Jenna Ortega, Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Carlos Alazraqui, Emiliano Díez, Julia Vera, Christian Lanz, Jillian Rose Reed, Joseph Haro, Jorge Diaz, Keith Ferguson and Joe Nunez. Among the recurring guest vocal stars are Constance Marie, Lou Diamond Phillips, Justina Machado, Jaime Camil, Rich Sommer, Tyler Posey, Lucas Grabeel and Echo Kellum.


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