Wow, it's been awhile since I've done Disney stuff (or submitted anything in Deviantart)
Well for starters if you haven't heard, Elena (red-dress girl between Pocahontas and Aurora) is Disney's first take on a Latin-American Princess. And stars in her own TV series Elena of Avalor Watch opening here
(Which the first episode has already been released a week ago so, if your interested go to YouTube, WatchCartoonOnline, Animeflavor or wherever you like to watch your cartoons on the internet
Some of you maybe thinking "Wait? TV series? Wouldn't a cinema release bring more recognition to her and her show?"
The answer, yes. There already has been a debate about that when the show was in development.
But at the same time, I theorised I think this is Disney's way to reach out to the internet community regarding to their channels.
They've probably seen the success of other Networks and their original cartoon.
(E.g. Cartoon Network and the STRONG
fanbase it obtained from the success of Steven Universe)
Disney maybe trying to bring fans, new and old. Back with something original like Elena of Avalor
And you also need to remember despite that Elena may have been revealed in Disney Junior's "Sofia the First
," (Spoilers: Sofia the Amulet of Avalor. Elena's consciousness has been trapped inside it for 41 years)
She will be viewed on Disney Channel NOT
Which is a good step to try and bring some Disney Classic 3D animation back to their channels since it's overrun with live-action shows older fans take little to no interests in.
So Elena of Avalor
will definitely stick out the most in the Disney Channel. And with Gravity Falls
finished, and with Season 2 of Star vs the Forces of Evil back
(another show which is talked a lot in the internet community but not on the same level as Steven Universe) it can't carry the burden of the bringing viewers to all the Disney Channels by itself it needs to share that burden with someone.
And what better way than a TV series that feels like it should be a movie.
And after watching the first episode is good like Walt Disney Animation good. Even though it does share the same art style as Sofia the First.
It's no secret that people immediately turn away from anything relating to Disney Junior because they strongly believe the show is for toddlers, but there is a number of adults it does appeal to. Other than completely going for the newer dress and hair designs when they 3dfy the Princesses in certain episodes and the moral of the episode coming a mile away. The show is defiantly NOT
lazy. The art style is worthy of being a successor to Disney's recent 3D animated films. The show is detailed and beautiful it doesn't at all look childish it really is visually appealing. And if Sofia goes to a new location it doesn't feel like a copy and paste on a previous location Sofia's been it various and diverse. Heck even when Sofia is around places she's already
been we been, Sofia is mostly in a different area, so places like the castle or the village just keeps on expanding, giving the sense of adventure and mystery that we haven't fully explored yet.
So if the show gains enough popularity, hopefully we get a Disney Channel Original Movie more on Elena's past before she got trapped in the Amulet and know a bit more on the villain who trapped her and more on her parents who we don't know
And after her adventures and when Elena is ready to become Queen. Either a new or old enemy will be in the way to seize her coronation. The show could have her own movie based on that idea
But never the less. Elena I wish for you the best of luck for your series to be popular and recognised
A few notes:
1. Since Frozen
has been WAY successful in the box office and Frozen has been selling fine as it's own franchise. Anna and Elsa are NOT officially part of the Disney Princess Line-up
2. As much as I hate the new designs with the princesses with the hair extensions, glittery and dresses that look nothing like the ones they wore in their movies. They did a great job and making Rapunzel and Merida's faces look exactly like they are in their movies (although I had to add freckles on Rapunzel and changed her dress to match her movie one more)