I must be honest. This was my first time watching Sofia the First. I had heard that it has become a big hit on Disney Junior. So I was excited to see what this show was all about. For all of you seeing Sophia for the first time, the DVD Sofia The First: Once Upon a Princess introduces us to Sophia and how she became the princess she is today. How it happened is quite simple. Sophia’s mother- Miranda or should I now say Queen Miranda, marries the King of the Tri Kingdom- King Roland the II. So when they wed, Sophia becomes Princess Sophia. The King has two children from a previous marriage, James and Amber. James likes Sophia and wants her to feel comfortable in her new home. Amber is not the same. Amber is angry that Sophia is there and soon gets jealous that Sophia is getting so much attention. Can you say evil stepsister? There is also Cedric the Sorcerer and his Raven companion Wormwood. Cedric is not a very competent sorcerer, but he also has a hidden agenda. He wants to steal a special amulet that King Roland gives to Sophia to make her feel like part of the family. If he obtains this amulet, he will be able to rule the kingdom. So you see where there may be some conflict there. All of these characters are introduced at the very beginning, so you get a quick feel for what role they will play throughout the series.
Now back to Once Upon a Princess. Sophia feels out of place in this strange new world. She doesn’t think she has what it takes to become a princess. King Roland then informs Sophia there will be a ball in honor of her becoming a princess. She will have the first dance with the king. But Sophia doesn’t know any of the princess protocol!! All of the younger royalty go to prince and princess school to learn how to be better royalty. But will Sophia fit in there? Will Sophia be able to learn the ways of being a princess in time to dance the waltz with King Roland at the ball? Will Cedric get his hand on the amulet and rule the kingdom? These are just some of the fun questions you will find answers to by the end of this fabulous adventure. There is also a very special guest appearance by a very familiar princess!! I love the way the animation was done for Sophia the First. It looks like a type of cell-shading which looks truly amazing. You will love it, trust me. There are no bonus features on the DVD but the DVD does come with a Princess in Training Activity Kit, which is an awesome addition. Sophia the First will pull you in and you wont want to leave. Sophia the First-Once upon a Princess got me hooked. It will enchant you as well. Go and give Sophia a chance today!!!!
Check out this super cute clip from the movie!
Midgetmomma.com Score- 10 out of 10
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