Sofia the First’s first primetime special, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace premieres Sunday, November 24 on the Disney Channel.
Sofia and her family take to the high seas for a royal vacation in the first-ever Sofia the First primetime special, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace, premiering Sunday, November 24 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Thursday, November 28 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel. The undersea adventure, in which Sofia is magically transformed into a mermaid, features a special appearance by Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid, voiced by Disney Legend Jodi Benson who reprises her iconic role from the animated film. The special also introduces a new character named Oona, a young mermaid voiced by Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men).
A full-length preview of Sofia the First: The Floating Palace will debut on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and the WATCH Disney Junior app for smartphones and tablets beginning Monday, November 11. The special will be simulcast on WATCH Disney Channel the same day as the linear premiere on Sunday, November 24 and will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon and Xbox beginning Monday, November 25.
2013 to date, Sofia the First is cable TV’s #1 series in Kids 2-5 and Girls 2-5, and the #1 preschool cable TV series in Total Viewers and Women 18-49. Its animated TV movie prequel, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess remains the #1 cable TV telecast of all time in Kids 2-5 and Girls 2-5, and the #1 preschool cable TV telecast ever in Total Viewers and Women 18-49.
Sofia the First: The Floating Palace takes Sofia and her family on an extraordinary journey to Merriway Cove, where Sofia meets a young mermaid named Oona. After helping Oona untangle her fin from a net, Sofia's magical amulet transforms her into a mermaid too, allowing her to explore the underwater world with her new friend. During their adventure, Sofia learns that mermaids mistrust humans and are angry that her family's floating palace is in their cove. When Oona is captured by a horrible sea monster, Sofia – with a little help from Princess Ariel – must find a way to save her and create harmony between their two worlds.
On Friday, November 15, DisneyJunior.com/Sofia will launch Sofia the First: Mermaid Princess, a game in which players help Sofia rescue Oona from the clutches of the sea monster. The site will also feature "Sofia's Royal Catch & Match," an online activity based on the classic card game "Go Fish."
Source: Disney Channel
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.