The Disney Channel says the heroine in its new TV movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess” is not Latina as a producer previously stated. The “Cinderella” spinoff is set to debut on Disney Junior November 18th. “What’s important to know is that Sofia is a fairytale girl who lives in a fairytale world,” said Nancy Kanter, general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide. “All our characters come from fantasy lands that may reflect elements of various cultures and ethnicities, but none are meant to specifically represent those real world cultures.” Craig Gerber, a co-executive producer and writer on the film, described Sofia’s ethnicity as “a mixed-heritage princess in a fairytale world.” “Her mother is originally from an enchanted kingdom inspired by Spain (Galdiz) and her birth father hailed from an enchanted kingdom inspired by Scandinavia,” Gerber said. The remarks contradict an earlier statement by “Sofia the First” executive producer Jamie Mitchell, who told Entertainment Weekly, “She is Latina.” Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, had complained the channel wasn’t promoting the fact Sofia is the first Hispanic Disney princess.