Sofia goes to her family and convinces them they should spend their vacation in the Kingdom of Avalor. Instead, Francisco explains that Elena will rule alongside a Grand Council who will help her make decisions until she comes of age. However, concerned that they may escape across the border to the neighboring kingdom of Paraiso, Elena suggests at a Grand Council meeting to invite of Paraiso to Avalor to sign a peace treaty between their kingdoms, after learning of a long-standing feud between Avalor and Paraiso. Sofia offers the amulet back to Elena, only to be told that Elena wants her to have it. However, when Elena proves to it is her with their secret Guardian Salute, the cubs let them out, and they fly back to Commander's Rock to free Zephyr.
The Jaquins refuse stating they do not help friends of Shuriki's. It is of course beautifully drawn by the Disney animators, and the songs that accompany the adventures are wonderful. Despite reminding her of the Sirenas helping them defeat Shuriki, Elena is unable to get Naomi's support to aid them as she's still bitter about her grandfather's death by their fins, but does gain Gabe and Mateo's support to aid Marisa. Luckily, Marzel had seen Marisa get captured by the Duke, and told Pescoro, who arrives with the Sirenas to stop Shuriki and help Elena, entrancing the Duke's helmsman so he crashes the Duke's ship into the sea wall of his palace. In addition to Carrero and Fonda, the voice cast includes Ariel Winter as Sofia; Sara Ramirez as Queen Miranda; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as the jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar, respectively; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Ana Ortiz as Rafa; Darcy Rose Byrnes as Princess Amber; Tyler Merna as Prince James; Travis Willingham as King Roland; Barbara Dirickson as Flora; Emiliano Díez as Francisco; Julia Vera as Luisa; Christian Lanz as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed as Naomi; Joseph Haro as Mateo; Jorge Diaz as Gabe; Keith Ferguson as Zuzo; and Joe Nunez as Armando. Seeing nothing of interest there, Elena and Mateo return to Luna's birthday party, not seeing Cruz imprison Zephyr in Commander's Rock when Zephyr rescinds naming him his successor. Shuriki orders her guards to throw Sofia's family into the dungeon and to capture Sofia and Elena.
Alakazar also warns Sofia to be careful as Shuriki is as powerful and evil as ever. After Elena explains her concerns to her parents, they encourage her to never give up, and do what she knows is best for Avalor. As they return to Avalor, Elena apologizes to Naomi for doubting her, and now realizes what her test forewarned of by is: To defeat Shuriki, once and for all. Once inside, they meet Armando, who agrees to help. Elena confronts Shuriki in the throne room and tells Shuriki it is time to pay for her crimes, to Shuriki's horror. This sends Sofia to the Secret Library of Enchancia where she learns of Elena's imprisonment from Alacazar.
An argument between Gabe, Naomi, and Mateo results in Elena having Mateo and Gabe take the Scepter of Night's Staff piece back to the palace to lock up in the Royal Treasury, flying off on Dulce and Migs, while Elena and Naomi go to Vallaestrella with Skylar and Luna to find the Mount. James instantly agrees but Amber demands to know why Sofia will not tell them, only for her to say it is for their own good. I remember watching that episode where all of our questions were answered. Frozen in time and trapped inside the Amulet of Avalor for over forty years, Elena has finally found the one, brave princess who can set her free: Sofia of Enchancia! Her cousin Esteban grabs Shuriki's wand and tosses it to Elena. Elena then proceeds to tell Naomi the whole story: A coach is heading toward Avalor Palace.
With a combination of Alacazar's grandson, the Jaquins, Shuriki's wand, and her powers, Sofia finally frees Elena from the Amulet. Her attempt fails when she can't use the wand properly and she's forced to flee. Facing a destiny she doesn't think she's ready for, Elena also finds inspiration in her family and in her new friend, Sofia. The first would be from , who is over eight thousand years old, and the third being Elena's sister. She's also shown to love Dia de los Muertos because she sees it as a party where everyone you love is invited.
Once there, Mateo reveals that he has been training himself to be a wizard in secret since Shuriki outlawed all magic other than her own when she took over. Now alone, Elena is confused when the gondoliers driving the float turn it into a side channel, then run away, before Elena finds herself face-to-face with Shuriki and Fiero. Another happy takeaway is the story's emphasis on following your heart and doing the right thing even when it's not the easy thing. It is being chased by a green mist. Elena and King Verago make amends and agree to work together to stop Marimonda once Skylar finally stands up to his father and tells him off for blaming Elena in allowing Marimonda being able to reach Avalor, returning to Avalor to enlist the aid of Chief Zephyr and the Jaquins there. One year later, , an evil power-hungry sorceress from the Northern Islands, invaded and killed her parents. Of course, the story will resonate most with those who have watched both shows, but it's so adept at crafting an efficient backstory that it also can serve as an introduction to the princesses and their respective shows.
There are some moments that might frighten kids, particularly when an evil sorceress eliminates Elena's parents they're consumed in green smoke and presumed dead and entraps her in the amulet; she also threatens Elena and her friends after she returns. Upon realizing that the Scepter can defeat Orizaba, who draws her strength from darkness, with it, Elena proceeds to do so. She soon learns from the other spirit animals that Zuzo had a moth problem, and Elena realizes it must have been Orizaba, the Moth Fairy, whom she defeated previously with the Scepter of Light, banishing her back to the Spirit World, and destroying the Eye of Midnight as well, and Orizaba must be seeking revenge on her. She is additionally accompanied by a trio of comedic, that double as her friends and mode of transportation, as well as the wise spirit fox , whom only she can see on her own free will, as a result of her magical abilities. Carla sabotages Naomi's preparations, and steals her ideas to present as her own, angering Naomi and causing her to start to have a falling out with Elena, to the point Naomi resigns as the festival planner in a fit of anger, allowing Carla to take over, much to Elena's gratitude. Elena is reluctant to take advice at the beginning, while Sofia can take too much advice. Unfortunately, there are those who are still are not willing to accept the new friendship between Elena and Pescoro.
November 2016 In the Kingdom of Avalor, Elena takes Naomi up a mountain to show her her favorite view of the kingdom. With help from magical flying Jaquins, spirit animal Zuzo, and young wizard-in-training Mateo, Princess Elena must unite her people and battle the evil sorceress Shuriki voiced by the legendary Jane Fonda to reclaim her throne. Afterwards, they sign the treaty, and step up the guard patrols at the border, preventing the Delgados and Shuriki from crossing over into Paraiso. Meanwhile, Sofia grabs Behind the Walls and heads to the Secret Library. Unfortunately, he decides to take the kings through the forbidden Milagras Garden, causing them to be accidentally turned into Sirenas themselves when they get the Maligras tangled around their legs. Elena then assumes the throne of Avalor, to the joy of all the Avalorians. She is devoted to the welfare of her subjects, her family, and her friends.
They arrive at Avalor Palace where Shuriki gives them a tour before taking them out to a feast. Do you have a better understanding of who they are now that you've seen this? Like Disney Princesses Mulan, Merida, and even Sophia, she is not worried about needing to be rescued- she learns lessons and figures things out on her own. However, for Elena, this is about revenge. Frozen in time and trapped inside the Amulet of Avalor for over forty years, Elena has finally found the one, brave princess who can set her free: Sofia of Enchancia! Despite their best attempts, Elena and Marisa are unable to sway Pescoro's mind, and return to Nueva Vista, only to find the Duke waiting with Elena's Scepter of Light, and revealing his true colors to be allied with Shuriki, wanting revenge against Elena for cutting off his gold supply by overthrowing Shuriki previously. With her wand broken, Shuriki's powers are destroyed and she ages into an old woman, and a horribly weakened Shuriki falls down a waterfall and swims away. Not only is magic used to trap Elena in the Amulet of Avalor, there are also magical creatures that help throughout the movie.
Despite his anxiety, knowing that he has to do it to revert the kings back to their human selves, he is able to make it up, retrieve the flowers, and get them back down to the kings in time for them to eat them and revert back to normal. Once there, Mateo breaks off from the group, convinced that if he can find the handle of the scepter first, having control of both the Scepter of Light and Scepter of Night would make Elena unstoppable against Shuriki, Fiero, and the Delgados, and make him as powerful of his grandfather Alacazar. When Javier manages to sabotage Isabel's Mount Diablo Observatory project, causing Isabel to leave the Academy in shame, thinking she's not ready for it, Elena is able to encourage her little sister to come back and try again, where Isabel succeeds, and Javier ends up exposing himself as the one who ruined the original project, angering Elena, Isabel, Isabel's partner Tomiko, and Professor Ochoa, who suspends Javier until further notice. Seeing Shuriki triggers another flashback for Elena of the moment King Raul and Queen Lucia were struck down, and fueled with vengeance on her mind, Elena forgets about the Scepter of Night's Jewel to pursue Shuriki, leaving Naomi to fend for herself with Luna against Fiero and Vestia. Both are impressed with her for pulling it off and then the group then flies off to free Elena.