The kids and I watched Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection yesterday. Disney Junior sent me the DVD for review on my dad blog. The DVD is a collection of animated stories (five episodes plus a bonus one). All the stories center around Princess Sofia, and in some of the episodes a Disney princess makes an appearance. The princesses making appearances include Mulan, Jasmine, Belle and Tiana (from the Princess and the Frog). Even though most of the main characters are girls, I think Dear Sofia will also appeal to little boys too. Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection is available now on DVD. BTW, for a limited time, the DVD includes a Sophia Themed Stationary Kit.
The DVD has a run time of about 110 minutes. Voice talents include Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Sofia, Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy) as Queen Miranda, Wayne Brady (Let’s Make A Deal) as Clover, and Tim Gunn (Project Runway) as Baileywick. The voices of the princes are Ming-Na Wen (Mulan, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Mulan, Lea Salonga (Mulan, Aladdin) as Jasmine, Julie Nathanson (Just Deal, The Zeta Project) as Belle, and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog, Dreamgirls) as Tiana.
Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection Episodes
The Amulet and the Anthem
Sofia is selected to sing the anthem, but then she is cursed with hiccups take make her sound like a frog. Belle makes an appearance in this episode.
Princess to the Rescue
In this episode, Sofia has to rescue her friends from the Jade Jaguar. Along the way, Mulan helps Sofia get past the terracotta warriors.
Sofia is searching for ice lilies. She wants to get them as a present for someone. When Sofia gets in trouble, Tiana appears.
Two to Tangu
Sofia rides on a magic carpet to go to a party. But she ends up getting lost. In this episode, Jasmine shows up to help Sofia.
Minimus is Missing
In this episode, all the flying horses fly off. To track them down, Sofia rides a griffin.
Cool Hand Fluke
Sofia uses her magical amulet to turn herself in a mermaid. She then swims down to the mer-people to invite them to a party.
Join Sofia as she receives guidance from Disney Princesses and goes on a daring adventure with Mulan in the Kingdom of Wei Ling, soars through the skies with Jasmine on a magic carpet ride, and discovers important lessons about friendship and life’s true gifts from Belle and Tiana. Packed with endless fun, music and heart — plus two additional episodes — Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection is a not-to-be-missed celebration highlighting the qualities that make a true princess — honesty, loyalty, compassion and grace.
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