Introducting Sofia the 1st, Disney’s newest Princess.
The company confirms to TheWrap that it is introducing an animated movie and TV series that will revolve around Sofia, the purple-gowned kiddie princess. (Though a Disney creation, and a princess, she is not part of the Disney Princess lineup).
“Sofia the First” adventures will begin with the titular little girl, who becomes a princess when her mom marries the king of her storybook world. Sofia and her mom then pack up and move to the royal castle, where her fancy, glamorous new life includes frilly frocks and Amber and James, her new stepbrother and stepsister. Other Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, will pop up in Sofia’s world, and “Sleeping Beauty” fairies Fauna, Flora and Merryweather will appear as the headmistresses of Royal Prep, Sofia’s school.
The “Sofia” movie will debut in fall 2012, with the TV series following in spring 2013. “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter will voice Sofia, with “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sara Ramirez as her mom, Queen Miranda, “Let’s Make a Deal” host Wayne Brady as a clever rabbit named Clover and “Project Runway” fashion guru Tim Gunn voicing Baileywick, the Royal Steward.