Review: Sofia the First: Ready to be a Princess on DVD

Sofia the First - Ready to be a Princess DVD

The adorable story of a young girl who suddenly becomes a princess has captured the hearts of both of my children. My daughter Eva loves the show and watches it every chance she gets, including convincing my sleep deprived wife that there were only three episodes on this DVD (which was released on September 17) and thus sneaking a full viewing in one sitting last night. Andrew also loves “Fi” as he calls her. He sits entranced in the show as if spelled by Cedric himself. I enjoy it because it is cute and funny and something I don’t mind watching with the kids.

This DVD is comprised of five episodes from later in the season and they aren’t in chronological order either. It is not like this is a show strong on continuity but I like to have DVDs that have the episodes in order. Maybe a full season DVD will come out once season one is over. That would free up some DVR space. Each episode in this DVD is a decent one with the standout being Two to Tangu where Sofia gets advice from Princess Jasmine. Sofia has a magical amulet that in times of trouble summons another princess to help her out. The amulet also grants powers or curses depending upon the behavior of the wearer.

The DVD also came with a paper doll of Sofia that Eva used to dress up and display. She couldn’t wait till I got home to ask if she could open it up. She had a lot of fun playing dress up with Sofia and watching all of her episodes.

Below I have some activities and the official press release.

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Bring Home More Episodes of Disney Junior’s Popular TV Show
“Sofia the First” on Disney DVD September 17th

This Fairytale DVD Includes 5 Fun-Filled Episodes from the TV Series, including a special appearance by Princess Jasmine, Plus a Complimentary Exclusive Sofia Doll Dress Up Kit!

Synopsis: Your favorite little princess-in-training returns for more music, majesty and magical fun, so get ready to have a ball with Sofia the First! Becoming royalty overnight is every girl’s dream, and Sofia is eager to prove she can be a true princess. Visit an enchanted circus, meet a pet dragon and soar through desert skies with Sofia and Amber on a magic carpet ride! But when their high-flying adventure veers off course, it’s special guest Princess Jasmine to the rescue with inspiring advice about trying new things, staying strong and trusting yourself. Sparkling with extraordinary song, unforgettable characters and thrilling surprises, Ready to Be A Princess opens the door to a whole new world of kindness, helping others and being the best you can be!

About The TV Series: “Sofia the First” is set in the storybook world of Enchancia and tells the story of Princess Sofia, an adventurous little girl who is learning how to adjust to royal life after her mom marries the king and she becomes a princess overnight. Sofia quickly discovers that looking like a princess isn’t all that difficult, but possessing the characteristics of a true princess – honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion and grace – is what makes one truly royal. For more details on the show, please visit

Talent: Ariel Winter (ABC TV’s “Modern Family”) as Sofia, Sara Ramirez (ABC TVs “Grey’s Anatomy”) as Queen Miranda, Wayne Brady (TV’s “Let’s Make A Deal”) as Clover & Tim Gunn (TV’s “Project Runway”) as Baileywick

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