A few months ago while visiting Hollywood, I attended a red carpet event on behalf of Red Carpet Report for Disney Junior's Sofia the First. Unlike the princesses before her, Little Sofia is the first little girl Princess. The movie Sofia the First : Once Upon A Princess aired back in November, but the television series will air this coming Friday, January 11th. You can watch on either the Disney Channel at 9:30-10 a.m. ET/PT or Disney Junior at 5:30-6 p.m. ET/PT.
The Sofia the First series is about a little girl, voiced by Ariel Winter, who becomes a Princess when her Mother Miranda, voiced by Sara Ramirez, marries a King. However, Sofia doesn't know a thing about being royal. Luckily, she has many helpful friends to guide her along the way. Not just human friends either, but many woodland creatures such as birds and bunnies who can talk and give sound advice.
The main things Sofia need to learn are how to posses the true characteristics of a Princess, which are loyalty, honesty, compassion and grace. One of the ways she'll do this is by visiting Royal Prep Academy run by Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, the fairies from Sleeping Beauty. They'll be sure and turn her into a Princess yet.
I think there is something to be said for a manners school in this day and age, where you constantly see even the smallest of children with technology in their faces, ignoring their parents and becoming detached in the world. I so rarely hear children say simple please and thank you's anymore, it seems many are being raised with an entitled attitude. Maybe all children, not just Princes and Princesses, could learn a thing or two from Royal Prep Academy.
Sofia will also have other famous Disney Princesses such as Ariel and Jasmine stopping in to give her pep talks and advice when she'll need it most. Disney will be sure to keep the show fresh and really push the Princess factor for the little girls watching.
Check out my red carpet interviews below with some of the stars of the show. Then tell me if you agree with what I mentioned above. Are children in need of a good manners academy in this day and age?