Get ready for the return of Sofia the First! The animated series will premiere its fourth season next month. This upcoming season, the series will feature a guest voice cast of Andrew Rannells, Megan Hilty, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Ming-Na Wen, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Kimiko Glenn and Jane Krakowski.
Disney Channel shared a press release detailing the new season. Check that out below.
“Season four of Disney Junior’s hit animated series Sofia the First will debut FRIDAY, APRIL 28 (11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel. The series, which holds the record for the top two cable TV telecasts ever among Kids 2-5 and top three cable TV telecasts ever among Girls 2-5, was recently honored with a Humanitas Prize which recognizes film and television programs that inspire compassion, hope and understanding. The new season will find Sofia taking on a bigger role as a protector of her kingdom and will also have her visiting a new enchanted world called “The Mystic Isles.”
The guest voice cast for season four includes Andrew Rannells (Girls) as an enthusiastic unicorn named Skye; Megan Hilty (Smash) as a Crystalmaster named Prisma; Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan (both from The Lord of the Rings franchise) as two gnomes named Malachite and Fig; Ming-Na Wen (ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as a magical human/hawk character named Vega; Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground) as a crystal fairy named Christa; and Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black) and Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) as dragons named Cinder and Sizzle.
Created for kids 2-7 and their parents/caregivers, Sofia the First tells the story of an ordinary girl who becomes a princess and, throughout her journey, learns that possessing the characteristics of a true princess – honesty, loyalty, compassion and grace – is what makes one truly royal. The series stars the voices of Ariel Winter as Sofia, Sara Ramirez as Queen Miranda, Wayne Brady as Clover, Tim Gunn as Baileywick, Darcy Rose Byrnes as Amber, Nicolas Cantu as James, Travis Willingham as King Roland II and Jess Harnell as Cedric. Recurring guest stars include Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Anna Camp, Kiernan Shipka, Hugh Bonneville and Bonnie Hunt.
Sofia the First is executive produced by Jamie Mitchell and Craig Gerber. Mitchell also serves as director. Emmy Award-winners John Kavanaugh (“Elena of Avalor”) and Kevin Kliesch (“Tangled: The Series”) serve as songwriter/music director and composer, respectively. “Sofia the First” is a production of Disney Television Animation.”
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