Sofia the First is coming!



There’s a new girl in crown this month as Astral’s Disney Junior debuts the new animated series Sofia the First on Saturday, January 19 at 7 p.m. ET. Featuring Disney’s first little girl princess, the series follows the adventures of Princess Sofia as she adjusts to her new life and the unexpected challenges that come with it.

Sofia the First tells the story of a regular girl who becomes an overnight princess after her mom marries the king of Enchancia. Sofia discovers the regal lifestyle is not as easy as it seems, but with the help of family and friends she learns that qualities like honesty, loyalty and compassion define a true princess.


I can’t express how excited I am about this new series on Disney Junior. Admittedly, my excitement is nothing compared to the excitement my daughter has expressed daily since first seeing the preview for Sofia The First a short time ago. I think it was the name that hooked her. A couple years back, while in daycare, she became fast friends with a little girl named Sofia. Though my daughter and her friend are now in Senior Kindergarten at different schools, they have kept in touch. The fact that this new series is called Sofia The First and that it’s about a princess has captured my daughter’s imagination. I’m excited because the voice of Sofia is that of Ariel Winter of Modern Family (one of my favourite shows). And in the premiere episode on January 19th, Eric Stonestreet (Cam on Modern Family) guest stars as the voice of Sofia’s flying horse, Minimus.


And…Classic Disney Princesses Ariel, Aurora, Belle and Jasmine make special appearances throughout the series to offer Sofia words of wisdom. My daughter is over the moon about this!


The enchantment continues on where viewers are invited to play games and learn more about Sofia’s royal family and friends. Disney Junior OnDemand also offers new episodes of Sofia the First as they become available weekly starting January 25.

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Disney Junior is a commercial-free channel available in English and French to subscribers across Canada. Committed to offering the best in engaging and development-based programming for younger children, Disney Junior showcases series with a focus on magical, musical and heartfelt stories that feature beloved classic and contemporary characters. Presenting exclusive, first-run programs from Disney together with celebrated Canadian series, Disney Junior is also available through Disney Junior OnDemand and Disney Junior OnLine.

Disney Junior is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada’s largest media companies. It operates several of the country’s most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit


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