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Tuesday, September 01 2015 16:45

SOFIA THE FIRST gets BRAVE - Merida Comes to Enchancia...

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This October, a familiar face is coming to Enchancia... Merida from Disney•Pixar's BRAVE. On Monday, October 12, Sofia's Aunt Tilly returns to give her a gift that will unlock a secret world and appoint Sofia storykeeper of magical books in SOFIA THE FIRST: THE SECRET LIBRARY, the first episode of a four-part story arc, debuting on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) and Disney Junior (7:00 p.m., ET/PT).

SOFIA THE FIRST: THE SECRET LIBRARYBonnie Hunt ("Cars") and Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") reprise their roles as Aunt Tilly and Sofia's flying horse, Minimus, respectively. Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey") lends his voice as the Narrator throughout the four-part Secret Library storyline. Additional guest stars include Cary Elwes ("The Princess Bride") as nefarious Prince Roderick, Ruth Connell ("Supernatural) as Merida and Dean Norris ("Breaking Bad") as Minimus' brother, Mazzimo.

Today, Tuesday, September 1, Disney Publishing Worldwide releases the illustrated storybook and e-book Sofia the First: The Secret Library, which introduces the tale of how Sofia becomes storykeeper of magical books without endings and now, must pursue adventures that will finish the narratives. An accompanying app featuring three exclusive stories and play experiences will be released on Thursday, October 8.

A full-length preview and game for "Sofia the First: The Secret Library" will debut on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and the WATCH Disney Junior app beginning Monday, October 5.

 

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