'Elena Of Avalor' Premieres Dia De Los Muertos Episode; Mario Lopez, Diane Guerrero Lend Their Voices

A special Día de los Muertos-themed episode launches the second season of the Award-winning animated series "Elena of Avalor." Debuting on Saturday, October 14, on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. EDT) and Disney Junior (11:30 a.m. EDT). During the new episodes, Elena takes on more responsibility as a leader and delves deeper into the magical land of the jaquins. In conjunction with the season premiere, a new short-form series, "Adventures in Vallestrella," set in the magical land of the jaquins, will debut on Disney Junior and the DisneyNOW app.

In the season two premiere episode titled "The Jewel of Maru," Elena is visited by the ghosts of her parents on the Day of the Dead and meets another ghost named Amaláy who stands watch over the powerful Jewel of Maru.

Diane Guerrero Mario Lopez 'Elena Of Avalor': Mario Lopez, Diane Guerrero, Lend Their Voices in Season Two. Photo: Getty Images

The guest voice cast for season two includes Rosie Perez ("Fearless"), Mario Lopez ("Extra") and his daughter, Gia Lopez, and Diane Guerrero ("Orange Is the New Black") as new jaquin characters Dulce, Cruz, Estrella and Vestia, respectively; Andrea Navedo ("Jane the Virgin") as Elena's mother, Queen Lucia; Steve Buscemi ("Monsters, Inc."); Genesis Rodriguez (Disney XD's "Big Hero 6 The Series") as Maruvian ghost, Amaláy; Danielle Brooks ("Orange Is the New Black") as female rock monster, Charica.

Also Kimiko Glenn ("Orange Is the New Black") as Princess Isabel's new classmate, Tomiko; Chrissie Fit (Disney's "Teen Beach Movie") as Valentina, a princess from a neighboring kingdom; Horatio Sanz ("Saturday Night Live") as Armando's brother, Santos; and Whoopi Goldberg ("The View"), Cloris Leachman ("The Last Picture Show") and Tony Plana ("Ugly Betty") as a trio of sunbirds, Lama, Hool and Qapa, respectively. "Elena of Avalor" stars Aimee Carrero as the voice of Princess Elena.

The popular character and stories have extended into other Disney businesses including Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort where Princess Elena greets guests. Disney store will release a limited edition Princess Elena of Avalor doll this November and, in January 2018, debut the Disney Animators' Collection Elena of Avalor doll, the first doll to represent a television character within the collection.

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will also debut books, playsets and apparel based on the new season at the Disney store,  and mass retailers beginning this fall. Additional extensions include an original soundtrack album from Walt Disney Records and multiple DVD releases from Walt Disney Studios.

Elena of Avalor ELENA OF AVALOR - "Jewel of Maru" - A special Día de los Muertos-themed episode launches the second season of the Imagen Award-winning animated series "Elena of Avalor," SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. EDT) and Disney Junior (11:30 a.m. EDT). (Disney Channel)) ELENA, LUCIA, RAUL © 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.

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