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Latinas Are The New Voices Of Upcoming Disney Series

Two young Latinas will be key voices in Disney's upcoming animated series featuring a Latina princess.
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File photo of singer Gaby Moreno onstage during The Los Angeles Times and Hoy 2015 Latinos de Hoy Awards at Dolby Theatre on October 11, 2015.JC Olivera / Getty Images for Latinos de Hoy Awards

Two young Latinas will be key voices in Disney's upcoming animated series featuring a Latina princess.

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Latin Grammy Award winner Gaby Moreno has been chosen to sing the new theme song for Elena of Avalor, set to debut on July 22, 2016 on Disney Junior. The show's producer, Craig Gerber, tweeted out the news.

Moreno, who is from Guatemala City won her first Latin Grammy Award in 2013 for best new artist. Moreno, who sings in both English and in Spanish will use her diverse style of blues, jazz, soul and R&B to not only sing the theme song, but and will also voice a guest role.

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 21: Recording artist Gaby Moreno accepts the award for Best New Artist onstage during The 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, NevadaKevin Winter / WireImage

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Elena of Avalor is about a princess who becomes queen and swears to protect her kingdom. Her character will be voiced by Dominican-born actress Aimee Carrero. Carrero, 26, starred in the ABC show, “Young & Hungry”, and will also sing on the official soundtrack for the series.

Actress Aimee Carrero, who voices the title role in Disney's "Elena of Avalor," gets a first-look at the new Elena doll during a recording session for the series in Burbank, California.Matt Petit / Disney Junior

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Princess Elena is "a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairy tale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore," Disney said in a statement. The new series will reflect the life of Disney's very first Latina princess, Elena Castillo Flores, who was introduced on Sofia, which was Disney's first little girl princess series.

According to Billboard, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo and Lou Diamond Phillips will be among the Latino actors with recurring roles in the new series.

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