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Animated ‘Elena of Avalor’ Renewed for Season Two

Series to Remain on Both Disney Channel and Disney junior

A second season of the animated series “Elena of Avalor,” a story inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, has been greenlit into production for both Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The Princess Elena character also debuted at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and will debut at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, in the fall. The series was created and is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Craig Gerber. For season two, story editor Silvia Cardenas Olivas will add co-producer to her role.

The July 22 simulcast premiere of “Elena of Avalor” ranks as 2016’s No. 1 series telecast among all kid-targeted TV networks (based on Live + 7 ratings) in total viewers (4.5 million), kids 2-11 (2.4 million) and adults 18-49 (1.2 million).

The fable, set in an unspecified time period, incorporates influences from diverse Latin and Hispanic cultures. It introduces Elena as a brave and adventurous teenager who saves her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. Elena’s journey will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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