Disney to introduce first Latina princess

Princess Elena of Avalor

Disney

Disney will soon introduce its first Latina princess.

Princess Elena of Avalor will debut next year in a special episode of "Sofia the First," the hit Disney Junior series.

Voiced by Aimee Carrero (ABC Family's "Young & Hungry"), the 16-year-old Princes Elena is described as "the bold, caring, funny and clever ascendant to the throne in the fairytale kingdom of Avalor," according to Disney.

After making her debut on "Sofia the First," Elana will star in her own spinoff series, called "Elena of Avalor," which will debut on Disney Junior in 2016.

"Our creative team has delivered a universal story with themes that authentically reflect the hopes and dreams of our diverse audience," said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide. "What excites us most is the chance to use distinctive animation and visual design to tell wonderful stories influenced by culture and traditions that are familiar to the worldwide population of Hispanic and Latino families and reflect the interests and aspirations of all children as told through a classic fairy tale."