Disney Debuts First Latina Princess

Say hello to Sofia.

This is Princess Sofia. (No, not this one.) She’s a new Disney character who’s being hyped as the princess factory’s first Latina.

She’ll star in a Disney Channel movie on Nov. 18 before getting her own TV series in 2013. The plot is that Sofia (voiced by Ariel Winter, Alex Dunphy on Modern Family), must adjust to princess life after her mother (voiced by Sara Ramirez, Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy), marries a king.

Sofia’s heritage is being presented as a “matter-of-fact situation rather than an overt thing,” executive producer Jamie Mitchell said on a recent press tour. “She is Latina,” added Mitchell, after one reporter asked about Sofia’s mother’s darker skin.

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