Creating new Disney Princesses is not an easy job, which is why most of the characters featured in this franchise are based upon already-popular fairytale characters, but the popularity of our Sofia the First Games category is proof enough that it can work, as it was in 2012 when this new character made her debut on Disney Junior, continuing on air for a total of four seasons, all the way to 2018 when it ended with the three-part finale special called Forever Royal. Sofia is not an official princess though, but one beloved all around the world still, just like Elena of Avalor, another princess from Disney Channel, which made her debut in this show first, which also saw cameos from classic characters like Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Elsa, Rapunzel, and more, who helped Sofia become the good princess and ruler she turned into by the end of the series.
The fascinating thing about this character, unlike many others like her, is that she was not born into being a royal, but rather a regular girl, as she only became a princess when her mother, Miranda, marries King Roland II from the land of Enchancia, which is the setting of the show.
This turns Sofia's life on top of its head, as she moves into the royal palace, where she meets and befriends her step-siblings, Amber, with whom she has a small but friendly rivalry, and James, the young prince. She also starts training at the Royal School led by Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty.
The show also has a magical element set in motion by Roland, who gives our little princess a special amulet that rewards her for good deeds and curses her when she does something bad, keeping the girl always to be a good person. It also helps her speak with animals, which is how she becomes friends with Clover, a rabbit, and Mia and Robin, two birds.
The 'main villain', so to speak, of this show, is none other than Cedric, the royal wizard, who caught wind of the amulet and wants to put his hands on it so that he can take over, but you can bet that Sofia, together with her new friends and family, human and animals, will always stop his evil plans, on the road of her becoming the next big ruler of the kingdom!
As you would imagine from a Disney Junior Games category aimed at girls, we first and foremost invite you to dress the princess up, do her manicure, cut her hair, apply makeup, and more things like that, as princesses always need to be stylish but also go on countless adventures, where you can ride sleighs, help her find the missing amulet or maybe get the keys to the castle, learn how to become a princess yourself by studying just like Sofia, take care of her if she is injured by becoming her doctor or meet baby Sofia, who is in need of a babysitter.
There are many things to explore, do, and have fun with in this category, where girls of all ages are about to have endless fun with one of their favorite characters, but if you have not met her yet, now is the best time to do it!