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|Posted by: Miss Mandz May 10 2012, 07:41 AM|
SOURCE: Jim Hill Media
Not going to lie... I'll probably watch this. xD I LOVE that they are using the classic characters!
|Posted by: Princess Kate May 10 2012, 09:34 PM|
| I am really interested to see where this goes! Thanks for sharing this article, I had heard about it before but this had all the details!
It definitely plays well into Disney's brand reinforcement goals, but if it can actually intertwine/promote the other "lessons" its trying to teach I think it could be a really cute show for preschoolers.
And Tim Gunn will be in it...so that's an automatic reason to watch! :)
|Posted by: jenna Jun 9 2012, 03:54 PM|
| The basic plot + WAYNE BRADY + possible Snow White cameo = Jenna is going to shameless watch this.
This is a seriously adorable idea! I'm glad they're going to focus on the lesson of getting along with people, especially between stepsiblings. We need good television shows for kids that focus more on real-life morals and less mindless comedy
|Posted by: Mare Jun 21 2012, 08:47 AM|
| While I will definitely be watching this show and I squee over the idea of it, I'm a little worried that it might fall into the category of "forced edutainment" that a lot of kid's shows have fallen into over the years. Sometimes I feel like the moral/message overrides the story in a lot of otherwise quality children's programming.
But Disney's obviously shelled out for voice talent, so hopefully the story team will be just as good. Because it CAN be done--see My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic--but a show framed like that can quickly become...morality force-feeding. Not to say that having morals is a bad thing, just that if the story isn't good it ends up being more like school than like entertainment and storytelling.
So we'll see when it finally airs. Until then, squeeing over Tim Gunn!
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Sep 19 2012, 08:11 PM|
(Darn new Cindy side-swept bangs! *sob*)
|Posted by: LadyJ Sep 19 2012, 10:17 PM|
|This looks adorable. I am curious as to whether Sofia's multi-ethnic classmates are actual next-gen progeny of 'real' Disney royalty or just from the same part of the world. If the former I've spotted Al & Jas, Mulan & Shang, and Tiana and Naveen, and maybe Belle & Beast's kiddos.|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Nov 7 2012, 07:46 AM|
| A sneak peek from the upcoming tv movie:
|Posted by: 88keys Nov 8 2012, 08:36 PM|
|She's just so cute!!|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Nov 18 2012, 08:41 PM|
| Did anyone watch? I was pleasantly surprised by it, VERY cute. And entertaining, for a Disney Junior production. Loved Flora, Fauna, Merryweather and Cinderella's appearances. Can't wait to see other Disney characters show up in the series!
And did anyone else totally try to match up the Royal Prep kids with Disney couples? I think that prince in the turban who was nice to Sofia was totally Al and Jas' kid... xD
|Posted by: LadyJ Nov 20 2012, 10:47 PM|
| It was totally adorable. I enjoyed it a lot. Ariel Winter has an awesome singing voice. I also liked Cinderella's song.
What impressed me most was that everyone except maybe Cedric was layered. Amber and James weren't total little snots, Amber had reasons for her behavior, and James realized what he had done was wrong and regretted it almost instantly. (Also I might be shipping SofiaXJames. Help.)
Definitely gonna watch the series-but now only half because of hope for cameos.
|Posted by: Namine Dec 3 2012, 02:04 AM|
| I thought it was cute. I liked that they put most of the focus on Sofia's struggle to adjust to her new life and get along with her new step-siblings. I can't stand villains in shows like this because they're always generic and non-threatening. I might watch a few episodes of the tv series when it comes out just to see what they do with it. I wonder how different Amber's attitude will be.
The part where Cinderella tells Sofia that she regrets not making amends with her sisters kind of irked me. They emotionally abused her for years, I don't think they deserved a second chance. Amber and Sofia's situation was different, Amber's bullying was not at that level and they still had time to resolve things.
|Posted by: LadyJ Dec 6 2012, 09:33 AM|
|I think Cinderella in hindsight was more wishing she'd been able to see her sisters' cruelty and jealousy was coming from a place of insecurity and hurt and been able to bridge the gap between them at any point, and that the dress was sort of the point of no return almost? Does that make sense?|
|Posted by: LadyJ Jan 21 2013, 07:51 PM|
|The first two episodes are very cute and the writing quality has so far remained consistent. No new princess cameos as of yet, but the creators have said in interviews that's not going to be an every week thing. I think Amber might be my favorite, with her best moment being her flawless snub of the jerky prince after he cheated and almost got Sofia hurt.|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Jul 5 2013, 08:39 PM|
Jasmine's song from her episode.
Also, a tentative schedule of when other princesses will appear:
Jasmine - June 2013
Belle - September 2013
Ariel - November 2013
Aurora - December 2013
Snow White - Spring 2014
|Posted by: LadyJ Jul 7 2013, 10:41 AM|
| I was actually kind of disappointed in Jasmine's episode. She was all sugar-sweet and no fire and on the song Lea Salonga was waaaaaay over-processed, and the song itself was meh.
I thought "The Little Witch" was much much stronger. Lucinda's character-design and voice acting were perfect and the song was bouncy and clever and fun.
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Sep 8 2013, 06:36 AM|
| Mulan will be appearing on Sofia:
Also, Belle's episode airs on Sept 13. Someone who has seen it already has stated that Belle's new voice actress (Paige and Susan have apparently been dumped) is good with the speaking role, but not the singing. Uh oh.
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Sep 10 2013, 01:52 PM|
| Yep, that news about Belle's new voice actress was right. Ugh.
Click here for a quick clip from the upcoming episode: http://family-room.ew.com/2013/09/09/sofia-the-first-beauty-and-the-beast/
|Posted by: Dust Keeper Girl Sep 11 2013, 08:03 PM|
| Well, she has a good voice. Doesn't sound too much like Paige O'Hara, when she's singing, but pretty close when speaking at least. :)
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Sep 17 2013, 12:54 PM|
| Ughhhhhhhh not Belle not Belle not Belleeeee. *whiny*
|Posted by: LadyJ Sep 20 2013, 07:11 PM|
|I can't with New!Belle's voice. She's good a weird tone and a bit of a valley girl intonation. Bleh.|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Sep 27 2013, 10:43 AM|
| Yeah. She's just not Belle to me. :( I know a lot of girls at the parks that could do it better.
|Posted by: LadyJ Nov 1 2013, 06:04 PM|
| Trailer for the Floating Palace Special http://crisp-sweet-pink-lady.tumblr.com/post/63726015481/saftasming-jslipchinsky-i-wish-i-had-more-to
So excited for the cute!
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Nov 18 2013, 10:12 AM|
|Posted by: Dust Keeper Girl Nov 18 2013, 11:06 AM|
| I DIDN'T KNOW SAKURA WAS GOING TO VOICE AURORA.
"They say if you dream a thing more than once, it's sure to come true. CHAA! SHAAAANARROO!"
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Nov 20 2013, 09:24 AM|
|NOTICE: Since there is no OUAT this Sunday, LadyJ has suggested we watch Sofia The First instead, because it is the Ariel special! So if anyone's interested in joining us, we'll be in the chat at 7pm Eastern Time to watch that. :)|
|Posted by: LadyJ Nov 24 2013, 07:54 PM|
| So for anyone that missed it, the Sofia special was super cute! Loved it.
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Dec 4 2013, 12:32 PM|
| Aurora didn't get a song, but her speaking voice is pretty good!
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Jan 24 2014, 11:23 AM|
| Rapunzel will be appearing on Sofia:
|Posted by: doodle vi Jan 24 2014, 06:46 PM|
|this is random but I don't really watch this show (ALTHOUGH IT SEEMS PRETTY GR9) and recently Cinderella's song came on when I was at the Disney store and I WAS TEARING UP|
|Posted by: LadyJ Jan 24 2014, 08:38 PM|
| Vi WATCH THE SHOW. IT's SO GOOD.
Disney Jr. has a bunch of the songs (and episode promos) here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv042z7GzQ6tH0CLphGp8jkbNvG5VbzMb
|Posted by: doodle vi Jan 25 2014, 01:07 AM|
|I WILLL. I wish it was on Netflix ;-; or that they would upload it sooon|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Feb 7 2014, 03:52 PM|
|Posted by: LokiofSassgard Feb 20 2014, 02:29 PM|
|This show is so cute. I know it's for little kids, but I can't help with adoring it so much. It reminds you that anyone can be a princess, no matter what and to always be yourself.|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Jul 24 2014, 08:39 AM|
| Mulan is on her way!
|Posted by: Linds Aug 7 2014, 10:24 PM|
|Wait, so is the China special/movie not out yet? But the novelization (and by novelization I mean illustrated children's book) of it already is?|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Aug 21 2014, 09:34 AM|
| I believe it just came out!
Mulan's song is GREAT! :)
Rapunzel and Tiana are up next. There are currently no plans for Elsa and Anna.
|Posted by: anotherfallingworld Aug 21 2014, 07:18 PM|
| *sobs because Mulan is flawless queen of everything.*
From that picture of Snow and whenever Mulan enters, they're glowing. Do they just magically appear then, or...?
|Posted by: joplin4 Aug 24 2014, 12:55 AM|
|Our son loves this show, although I think his mother may be more into it than he is. And I will say that I even enjoy some of it as well. But the songs are evil. They are almost as hard to get out of your head as "It's a Small World."|
|Posted by: Linds Aug 24 2014, 03:25 PM|
|After swatching fabrics for a week now, my first thought on Rapunzel (after a brief "aww, yay!") was "OH GOSH THE COLOURS THE COLOURS HAVE CHANGED AGAIN." XD|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Sep 9 2014, 08:11 AM|
| ^ You poor thing. xD
So here's the villainess for the Rapunzel episode. She is apparently a princess.
|Posted by: Linds Sep 9 2014, 01:51 PM|
| Princess...Cruella? ;)
Looks like it'll be fun!
|Posted by: anotherfallingworld Sep 10 2014, 05:45 PM|
| Ohemgee, she's really cute. :o
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Oct 27 2014, 11:10 AM|
It's amazing that Disney Junior knows how to do quality Disney-type stuff better than Disney Channel.
|Posted by: Linds Nov 9 2014, 06:35 PM|
|Disney Junior seems to understand the whole "target audience" thing better...I feel like Disney Channel has lost its mind trying to stay "relevant" or...something. Either that or I'm just an old fart. Which, I mean, I am.|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Nov 25 2014, 09:21 AM|
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Dec 8 2014, 04:57 PM|
| First look at Tiana and her song!
|Posted by: anotherfallingworld Dec 9 2014, 02:36 AM|
| TIANA! :D :D :D :D :D
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Jan 22 2015, 10:42 AM|
| Merida will be appearing in October:
Poor Pocahontas hasn't appeared yet...
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Feb 27 2015, 12:12 PM|
...so can the amulet summon princess SIDEKICKS now? Haha
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Sep 3 2015, 07:59 AM|
| Here's Merida!
|Posted by: Miss Mandz Mar 16 2016, 11:31 AM|
| Wow... this went pretty unadvertised/announced. But it's MERLIN!