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Disney's 'Elena of Avalor' gets second-season renewal

Disney's first Latino princess will keep her throne: The TV series "Elena of Avalor" is getting a second-season renewal.

The decision was announced Thursday, shortly after the July debut of the animated series on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

Disney had already demonstrated its confidence in the project with extensive merchandise tie-ins, including dolls, books, accessories, a soundtrack and upcoming DVD. The Princess Elena character was introduced at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday and will make her bow at the Disneyland Resort in California this fall.

"It's just a few weeks into the launch of 'Elena of Avalor' and we are already...