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Disney reveals first Hispanic princess, Princess Elena of Avalor




ELENA OF AVALOR - Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior's hit series
ELENA OF AVALOR - Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior's hit series "Sofia the First" beginning production now for a 2016 premiere. That exciting story arc will usher in the 2016 launch of the animated series "Elena of Avalor," a production of Disney Television Animation. (Disney Junior) PRINCESS ELENA OF AVALOR
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For years, Disney has been criticized for not addressing diversity in its animated characters, especially their princesses.

So when headlines emerged Thursday that the Mouse House was introducing its first Hispanic princess, there was a lot of rejoicing.

Well, now it turns out, she may not quite be Latina after all. Disney has not specified that Princess Elena is Hispanic, but rather that she's "inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore."

Wendy Carrillo, writer for The Flama, the first digital network for English-speaking Hispanic millennials, explains more.

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