Very well executed
One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
This show is alright. The messages are decent, the animation is just as magical as Sofia the First and the visuals are somewhat impressive. My biggest problem with this show is that I don't like how Elena became a heroine. I really hate how she sticks out that she has to protect everyone in an annoying way. Besides that, the show is good and fun for children.
I am really disappointed in a lot of the reviews I see on this forum about Elena...someone complaining that Elena can "do all these things she shouldn't be able to do." Like fencing, magic, soccer. If the person who wrote the review had even watched that episode, she spent the entire episode being trained in dexterity, agility and speed by the Lt. of the Royal Guard, she was actually quite bad at fencing in the episode, even though her mother, the best fencer in the kingdom had trained her. this is a great show that I will even watch without my 2 year old. Elena is a strong young lady who has to learn to rule her kingdom. Each episode is a learning experience for Elena. She makes a lot of mistakes, but learns with each episode. This is such a great show for kids and most of the music is fantastic. I can pretty much sing every song by heart. This show teaches children how to be responsible and to be true to their hearts despite what others think.
So, getting with the "times" I guess Disney has now decided to roll out their own version of Dora the Explorer with Elana of Avalor. Well, it is pretty much that but instead of simple tasks that Dora would repeat over and over again until you thought your head would implode, especially with "I'm the Map!" You now have instead of Dora's faithful monkey boots, Elena has the three Jaquins who are more annoying then helpful, especially Luna voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown. She's about as subtle as nails on a chalkboard. Not to mention you also have Zuzo Elena's "spirit animal" so I am not sure if they are trying to play on Latin culture or Native American here because I don't recall Latino culture mentioning spirit guides or spirit animals. But since this show is little more than a Latino version of Princess Sofia someone in a Disney boardroom thought they needed to make to either suck up to the politically correct section of the audience or they thought they could make money with the merchandising we all know is coming, it really wasn't needed. But what the heck, I guess this is where television is heading anyway with this nonsense. It's just a show that wasn't needed, and seems almost like you're watching Princess Sofia on Univision.
I think that this show is really cute, and that the art is well done and successfully looks like Sofia the First. The songs are intriguing. But, if this is supposed to be a show for Disney channel, I don't think it belongs there. Disney channel's targeted viewers are 8-12 and possibly a bit older. This show seems like it is for children 7 and under. This show belongs in Disney Junior, and if it is, then great.One minor thing about this, though, is that the plot is pretty basic. They need to go deeper with the meaning behind the story. It just doesn't make sense that a girl was stuck in an amulet and wasn't freed until many, many years later. That just doesn't add up.But altogether, this show seems like a good show for children. Teens and adults might find this a bit boring, though.