Sofia the First is a relatively new animated series produced by Disney. What I mean “relatively new” is that it wasn’t old enough for it to use too outdated an animation style, yet not too new to use sophisticated and upgraded animation techniques. Sofia the First was just quite right as it ran from January 2013 up to September 2018.
The premise of the series revolved around Sofia’s mother marrying the widowed King Ronald II of the kingdom of Enchancia. The episodes of the show followed Sofia’s adventures as she adjusted to her new life as a royal person and her shenanigans with magical creatures.
Oh, the show also had a very catchy theme song too, and it was a great summary of the show’s premise as well. The first stanza goes, “I was a girl in the village doing all right, then I became a princess overnight. Now I gotta figure out how to do it right. So much to learn and see!”
Below, we will come back to the show by getting to know the main characters of the series. If you have watched Sofia the First before, we hope you still remember these characters now that it is more than four years since the last episode aired.
Also sometimes referred to as Princess Sofia in the show, she was the protagonist and the eponym of the show. She came from humble origins and had assumed royal status after her mother married the King. She often appeared with a purplish-pink ballroom gown and purple heels. She had a red amulet as a necklace and a pearl tiara on top of her wavy hair.
Being a former commoner, Sofia was characterized to have a carefree personality that wasn’t usually exhibited by those who grew up in the royal lineage. She would sometimes struggle to hold a teacup, or she would often do playful things such as sliding down the stairs – something not fit for a princess.
She had several friends and new family members (particularly the children of the King to his former wife). She had a talking rabbit pet named Clover.
Clover is Sofia’s very talkative pet rabbit. In the show, his primary role was to make Sofia’s adjustment to royal life even better. He would show him the ways of their castle, how it functioned, and how Sofia should interact with the other beings in there.
He wasn’t your regular pet bunny whom you could dress up with anything you liked because Clover hated it. Whenever he was to be dressed up, he would resist and get mad. Clover also showed strong rabbit lifestyle behavior like taking long naps and eating a lot.
He often appeared as a rabbit with gray fur and loping ears.
3. Princess Amber
She was one of King Ronald II’s children before Sofia’s mom, making her (and her brother James), Sofia’s step-siblings. In the show, Amber could be described to be very spoiled, sassy, and reserved. She was the epitome of someone conforming to every expectation imposed on them as a royal.
Her annoying attitude slowly faded away as the show progressed as she learned to admit her mistakes and apologize for them. She had also grown some affection towards Sofia, shaking off that indifferent attitude away from her new sister. She would also often protect Sofia. And she knew to herself that she had a lot more to fix in her personality.
4. Prince James
Lastly, we had Prince James, a very formal-looking young boy who was Sofia’s step-brother. In the show’s early episodes, the viewers could describe Prince James to be the opposite of his sister, Amber. Unlike her, he was very helpful, not vain, and considerate of others. He also welcomed Sofia very warmly.
On the negative side, James was mischievous, also the opposite of her sister’s very intricate personality. He would often get himself into trouble, but being a young boy as he was, who could blame him?
In the show, he appeared with a green coat and green pants whose shade of green was slightly paler than that of the coat. He had a blue bowtie, and his coat had a brooch.
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