Sofia the First is a Disney Jr. offering about a little girl who becomes a princess overnight when her mom marries the king of Enchancia and now she's gotta to figure out how to do it right. (So much to learn and see...) these half hour episodes often make you say, "hey isn't that..." in regards to charter voices and end with you Googling the episode to see if the voice you recognized is who you thought it was. Sofia the First gets a TON of guest stars and a lot of big names.
The Main Cast
The big celebrity names start with the main cast.
Ariel Winter voices the title character, Sofia. Winter became famous as the middle child in the ABC sitcom, Modern Family. Wayne Brady from the very funny Who's Line is it Anyway and the revamp of the game show Let's Make a Deal voice's Sofia's best, furry, friend Clover. Playing Sofia's mom is Sara Ramirez AKA Callie Torres from Grey's Anatomy. Rounding out the lead cast is Project Runway's Tim Gunn voting the royal steward, Baileywick.
The Guest Stars
Sofia the First meets an interesting cast of characters on her journeys and the voices behind those characters are even more interesting because some of the voices are SUPER famous.
Some of the guest stars are ones we have come to know from our favorite TV shows. Winter's Modern Family co-star, Eric Stonestreet is the voice behind Sofia's flying horse, Minimus. Recognize the voice of the evil fairy Ms. Nettles? That was none other than Will & Grace star, Megan Mullally. Her husband, Parks & Rec star, Nick Offerman also gave his voice to a character, Whiskers the fox. Catch any episodes of Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. lately? You may have recognized the voice of Mulan to be none other than Ming-Na Wen. Reprising her role as Rapunzel, This Is Us star, Mandy Moore helped Sofia and Amber on their quest to beat Princess Ivy (more on her later). You may have recognized the voice of Winter, the doe cursed with the "ice touch" to be Lilly from How I Met Your Mother, Allison Hannigan. Watching re-runs of Cosby? The great Phylicia Rashad turned up in an episode to play the Ice Witch, Glacia. Jeffery Tambor from Arrested Development tried to get Tim Gunn's Bailiwick to take a day off in one episode when he played Nigel, his brother. Ginnifer Goodwin of Once Upon a Time played a dishwasher with dreams of being in an inventor in one episode and Ellie Kemper otherwise known as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit voices Crackle, the pet dragon of one of Sofia's classmates.
Other guest stars we love from the big screen. In two fun episodes we are graced with Bonnie Hunt as Sofia's Aunt Tilly. Josh Gad reprised his role as Olaf for one episode and remember Princess Ivy? She was voiced by Pitch Perfect star, Anna Camp. Camp's Pitch Perfect co-star, John Michael Higgins also took on a guest role as Flambeau. Vivica A. Fox lent her voice in an episode for the character Carol and Wedding Crasher, Isia Fisher guest starred as Button.
So many famous names! Sofia the First just might have the best voice cast in children's television.
Sofia the First airs on Disney Junior and is currently in it's 4th season.