Do you have any “Elena of Avalor” fans in your house like me? If so, you’ll be happy to know that the show was recently honored with the Media Trailblazer Award during A Place Called Home’s 14th Annual GirlPower Awards Luncheon in Los Angeles.
A Place Called Hope (APCH) is located in Los Angeles and offers a safe, nurturing environment for at-risk youth, ages 8 to mid-20s. The non-profit’s Annual GirlPower Awards were created to celebrate strong, courageous women who are positive role models in their professional and social accomplishments and who inspire young girls to develop their potential and direct their lives onto a positive path. “Elena of Avalor” winning the award marks the first time the organization has ever handed out the Media Trailblazer Award to an animated series and the team behind it.
Craig Gerber (creator and executive producer of “Elena of Avalor”) along with Aimee Carrero (voice of Princess Elena), were on hand to accept the award. Even Princess Elena made an appearance too!
This past March, some of the members of the GirlPower program were invited to visit the “Elena of Avalor” production facility and were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour to see first hand what goes on bring the animated series to life and TV screens everywhere. The participants on this unique visit were able to speak with Craig Gerber and co-executive producer/story editor, Silvia Olivas, and met some of the artists, writers, and editors who work on the series. As an added bonus, each member received “Elena” Ear hats.
Way to go “Elena of Avalor” and everyone on the “Elena of Avalor” team!
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