Why Elena of Avalor is the Disney Princess We've All Been Waiting For

The day has finally arrived — the official introduction of Elena of Avalor, the first Latina Disney Princess.

Princess Elena will make her royal debut on the Disney Channel series, Elena of Avalor. Viewers will be taken into the enchanted fairytale land of Avalor, where the bold and compassionate Elena is learning to become a great leader as crown princess. When Disney first announced Elena in January 2015, two of the biggest arguments from critics were why didn't Elena have an actual ethnicity and why wasn't she getting a movie.

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But there's a bigger picture here: Latinos, as a whole, we're being represented! We're finally being seen, and that is perhaps the most important message behind this creation. This is our time, mi gente!

We caught up with Aimee Carrero (voice of Elena), Craig Gerber (creative genius behind the series) and Silvia Cardenas Olivias (story editor) recently to talk about what makes Elena of Avalor extra special, why it was developed into a series rather than a film and more.

Watch it all in our video above!

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Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Senior Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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