Fri 25 May 2018, 11:53
Watch Elena of Avalor on Disney Channel on Monday, 28 May on DStv channel 303 and on DStv Now at 15.35.
A special Día de los Muertos-themed episode launches the second season of Disney Channels’ animated series Elena of Avalor, on Monday, 28 May on DStv channel 303 and on DStv Now at 15.35.
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In the new episodes, Elena takes on more responsibility as a leader and delves deeper into the magical land of the jaquins. In the season two premiere episode titled The Jewel of Maru, Elena is visited by the ghosts of her parents on the Day of the Dead and meets another ghost named Amaláy who stands watch over the powerful Jewel of Maru.
Since her debut, Elena has become a popular character and her stories have extended into other Disney businesses including Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort where Princess Elena greets guests. Disney also has various Elena of Avalor merchandise available at major retailers including books, playsets and apparel.
The guest voice cast for season two includes Rosie Perez (Fearless), Mario Lopez (Extra) and his daughter Gia, and Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black) as new jaquin characters Dulce, Cruz, Estrella and Vestia, respectively; Andrea Navedo (Jane the Virgin) as Elena’s mother, Queen Lucia; Steve Buscemi (Monsters, Inc.) as shapeshifting dolphin mob-boss, Saloso; Genesis Rodriguez (Disney XD’s Big Hero 6 The Series) as Maruvian ghost, Amaláy; Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black) as female rock monster, Charica; Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black) as Princess Isabel’s new classmate, Tomiko; Chrissie Fit (Disney’s Teen Beach Movie) as Valentina, a princess from a neighbouring kingdom; Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live) as Armando’s brother, Santos; Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show) and Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) as a trio of sunbirds, Lama, Hool and Qapa, respectively.
Elena of Avalor stars Aimee Carrero as the voice of Princess Elena; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar, respectively; Emiliano Díez as Francisco; Julia Vera as Luisa; Christian Lanz as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed as Naomi; Joseph Haro as Mateo; Jorge Diaz as Gabe; Keith Ferguson as Zuzo; and Joe Nunez as Armando. The recurring guest voice cast includes Jane Fonda, Constance Marie, Lou Diamond Phillips, Justina Machado, Jaime Camil and Anthony Mendez. Latin Grammy Award winner Gaby Moreno performs the series’ theme song.