Disney Channel To Air ‘Sofia The First’ Special

Disney Channel next month will air a special episode of Disney Junior’s Sofia The First animated series, said network officials.

The special, Sofia The First: The Curse of Princess Ivy, will air Nov. 23 and will feature Mandy Moore, who reprises her role of Rapunzel from Disney’s animated film Tangled, as well as actress Anna Camp and actor Oliver Platt (The West Wing).

During the week leading up to the special's television premiere, Disney Channel will air Sofia the First episodes featuring Disney Princesses Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine and Mulan. Also debuting between Nov. 17-23 are new "I Am A Princess" interstitials featuring stories from Disney movies, including Frozen and The Little Mermaid, told through the eyes of children, said nework officials.

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