The Elephant Princess

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The Elephant Princess
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Opening title
Genre Children's television series
Format Children, Teen, drama
Created by Jonathan M. Shiff
Directed by Roger Hodgman
Daniel Netheim
Grant Brown
Starring Emily Robins
Miles Szanto
Maddy Tyres
Sebastian Gregory (series 1)
Emelia Burns
Georgina Haig (series 2)
Damien Bodie (series 1)
Richard Brancatisano (series 2)
Eka Darville (series 2)
Liam Hemsworth (series 1)
Opening theme "Two Worlds", performed by Emily Robins and Maddy Tyres
Ending theme "Two Worlds"
Composer(s) Jason Bond
Pete Dacy
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jonathan M. Shiff
Julia Adams
Producer(s) Jonathan M. Shiff
Joanna Werner
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Jonathan M. Shiff Productions
Distributor ZDF Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channel Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Surround sound
Original run 13 November 2008 – 6 October 2011

The Elephant Princess is an Australian children's television series that first screened on Network Ten in 2008. The series is produced by Jonathan M. Shiff Productions. A second and final season began screening in 2011.[1]

Summary[edit]

Alex Wilson thinks she is an average suburban girl living in Melbourne, until her 16th birthday when exotic visitor, Kuru, shows up in her backyard with a magical elephant, Anala. He informs her she is the heir to the throne of the magical kingdom of Manjipoor. With his help, the reluctant princess will master her magic powers and defend her royal inheritance against her devious cousin, Vashan, whilst balancing the pull of both worlds to find her true destiny. In the second and final season, Alex and her family have moved to the Gold Coast. Her friend Amanda has followed her there, where they plan to find a new drummer for their band. Meanwhile in Manjipoor, Diva has returned to take over Manjipoor and learn the secrets of The Book.

Episodes[edit]

Season one was broadcast from November 2008 to April 2009, consisting of 26 episodes.
Season two began screening in July 2011 and concluded in October 2011 and also consists of 26 episodes.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Emily Robins as Alexandra "Alex" Wilson (seasons 1-2), Alex is the main protagonist of this series and the princess of Manjipoor. Sometimes she sleeps in, she is messy now and again and sometimes forgets to do her homework. In other words, she is a normal teenage girl, living in a very normal suburb. Alex is sometimes short tempered and carefree but is still a loyal person. Ask her what she really wants in life, and she'll say she wants her band to be big!
  • Miles Szanto as Kuru (seasons 1-2), is Alex's faithful servant who always tries to protect her. He was sent from Manjipoor along with Anala to teach Alex about her magical powers and preparing her to become a princess. At first he did not really fit in well but he soon adjusted to Earth. At the end of series one he moved back to Manjipoor.
  • Maddy Tyres as Amanda (seasons 1-2), is Alex's fashion obsessed best friend. Like Alex she is one of the lead singers of the band. At first when Alex told her and JB her secret, because they saw Anala, they thought that she was joking. But when she proved it to them by doing a magic trick with a lot of bunnies they believed her. She falls for Taylor in season two when they go to the Gold Coast of Australia and become a band.
  • Sebastian Gregory as JB (season 1), who was best friends and band mates with Alex and Amanda. He can be described as desperate and girl crazy. He is not mentioned in season two.
  • Richard Brancatisano as Caleb (season 2), is Alex's love interest in series two. At first he tries to flirt with her but she finds it annoying. But soon she spends time with him, being that she visits Majipoor a lot and he works there. Soon the two develop a bond forming an up and down relationship with so much drama in it.
  • Eka Darville as Taylor (season 2), is a close friend of Alex and Amanda. When he discovered Alex's secret he almost had the same reactions as Amanda and JB. But he was okay with is. He is Amanda's boyfriend and plays the drums in their band. He is very caring and a loyal friend. He appeared in all episodes of season two.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Georgina Haig as Zamira (season 2), is Caleb's younger sister and a childhood friend of Kuru's. She takes an instant dislike to Alex because she believes that her mother was killed by Alex's mother. In the end it was discovered that Diva was the murderer.
  • Damien Bodie as Vashan (season 1), is Alex's evil minded cousin. He has tried a variety of ways to destroy Alex or take away the transporting jewel from Alana. He would taunt Alex a lot in season one. At the end of the season when Diva was in strong power he ended up losing all of his. He does not return in season two.
  • Emelia Burns as Diva (seasons 1-2), was Vashan's "assistant" in season one. At the final battle she revealed that she was a 600-year-old witch to Vashan and the others by using her powers on them. When she learns that her magic gives her great power, she threatens Alex's rule of Manjipoor.
  • Liam Hemsworth as Marcus (season 1), was Alex's former crush and boyfriend in season one. He joined Alex's band and adjusted well into it. But Kuru took an instant dislike to him as Alex and his relationship was near the end of it. Even though Marcus is caring and thoughtful, he would always get jealous and suspicious of Kuru. That is what lead to his and Alex's break up. He was not mentioned in season two or after his departure from the show.

Multimedia[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

The complete first and second series has been released in three volumes, although the complete season one and two has been released too.

Title Release Date Episodes
The Elephant Princess Vol. 1 -Welcome to the Fairytale 3 April 2009 1."Coming of Age", 2."Don't Call Me Princess", 3."Rabbit Season", 4."Kuru the Guru"

5."The Powerful Ballad", 6."Not Made in Japan", 7."Lean On Me", 8."Welcome to the Fairytale", 9."Warts and All"

The Elephant Princess Vol.2 -The Big Gig 2 September 2009 10."The Butterfly Effect", 11."Butterfly Kiss", 12."Dancing Queen", 13."Destiny's Child"

14."Time After Time", 15."Happy Birthday Anala", 16."The Big Gig", 17."Masquerade Ball"

The Elephant Princess Vol. 3 -Almost Too Famous 10 March 2010 18."Almost Too Famous", 19."Princess Amanda", 20."Courtroom Jewel", 21."Sea Change"

22."Revelation", 23."It's an Ordinary Life", 24."Unexpected Arrivals", 25."Good Vibrations", 26."Normal Alex Wilson"

The Elephant Princess -Complete Series 1 2 June 2010 1."Coming of Age", 2."Don't Call Me Princess", 3."Rabbit Season", 4."Kuru the Guru", 5."The Powerful Ballad"

6."Not Made in Japan", 7."Lean On Me", 8."Welcome to the Fairytale", 9."Warts and All" 10."The Butterfly Effect"

11."Butterfly Kiss", 12."Dancing Queen", 13."Destiny's Child", 14."Time After Time", 15."Happy Birthday Anala"

16."The Big Gig", 17."Masquerade Ball" 18."Almost Too Famous", 19."Princess Amanda", 20."Courtroom Jewel"

21."Sea Change", 22."Revelation", 23."It's an Ordinary Life", 24."Unexpected Arrivals", 25."Good Vibrations"

26."Normal Alex Wilson"

The Elephant Princess -Complete Series 2 TBA 1."Enemies Unleashed", 2."The New Recruit", 3."Bad Reputation", 4."Falling For The Enemy", 5."Star Crossed Lovers"

6."Double Trouble, 7."Secret Love", 8."Love Your Enemy", 9."The Secret Admirer", 10."Tangled Web"

11."Welcome To My World", 12."Exposed", 13."Exiles", 14."Trouble Comes To Town", 15."Under New Management"

16."Dangerous Secrets", 17."Feud", 18."Reinforcements", 19."Unmasked", 20."A Princess For All"

21."Out Of Control", 22."Flare Up", 23."Cursed", 24."Hunted", 25."Between The Worlds

26."Sacrifice"

International broadcasts[edit]

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