Princesses to the Rescue!
Season 2, Episode 12
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Air date August 15, 2014
Production Code 212
Written by Laurie Israel
Rachel Ruderman
Craig Gerber
Directed by Jamie Mitchell
Mircea Mantta
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"Princesses to the Rescue!" is the thirty-sixth episode of the Disney Junior series Sofia the First, which aired on August 15, 2014.


Sofia, Amber and Princess Jun work together to rescue their fathers and brothers who are trapped in a jaguar's den. Princess Mulan gives the trio some strategic advice.


While visiting the Kingdom of Wei-Ling, James and Jin discover a treasure map inside the statue of a jaguar and run off to go and find it. Soon after they leave, the princesses tell their fathers where they’ve gone. Emperor Quon is disturbed by this, the Treasure of the Jade Jaguar is guarded by an ancient jaguar who is very protective of the treasure and may do terrible things if James and Jin found it. Knowing they will be in danger, Roland and Quon go after them immediately.

James and Jin soon find the treasure cave, which is full of gold and diamonds, including an emerald coloured jaguar which chases them and traps them.

Meanwhile back at the palace, Sofia, Amber, and Jun are entertained by the royal sorcerer, but Sofia is too worried to enjoy herself. The sorcerer too is worried and mentions to them the Jade Jaguar set up traps to stop anyone from stealing his treasure. Knowing their fathers could also be in danger, Sofia insists they go after them before it’s too late. Before the three princesses set off to the rescue, the sorcerer shows them a shortcut and tells them about a secret passage that will help them avoid the traps set up by the Jade Jaguar.

Roland and Quon are still in the jungle looking for James and Jin, and soon find their way to the treasure cave. They manage to find the two sons, but end up getting caught in the trap themselves. Sofia, Amber, and Jun arrive as well, in time to hear their families calling for help. Instead of going through the main entrance, Sofia advises they find the secret way in by going around the cave.

They soon find themselves further in the jungle and come across a maze of warrior statues. The Princesses try to get pass them, but the statues won’t let them. They try and try again, but soon they quickly give up. However, just as Amber and Jun are leaving, Sofia’s amulet glows, and a warrior suddenly jumps out from the maze. Sofia doesn't recognize the warrior until she removes her helmet and reveals herself to be Mulan, who has been summoned by Sofia's amulet since Sofia was in need of help. Mulan reminds Amber and Jun that she never gave up so easily when she was standing up for what she believed in. She tells the princesses that if they believe they're stronger than they know, they can pass anything on their way to rescue their fathers and brothers. With Mulan's encouragement, they find a way to get pass the Maze of Warriors by swinging across on vines.

After passing the Maze of Warriors, Mulan leaves the three Princesses to continue on their rescue mission. They encounter giant silver moths, a lagoon swimming with giant lizards, and soon find the secret entrance to the treasure cave behind a waterfall. They find their families and the Jade Jaguar. Sofia tricks him into chasing her and gets him stuck in the way they came in. Sofia is able to reason with the Jade Jaguar, promising to leave his treasure alone if he lets their families go, which he agrees to. After getting the Jade Jaguar unstuck, Sofia, Amber, and Jun get Roland, Quon, James, and Jin out of the Jaguar’s trap and leave.

They return to the palace and celebrate the success of Sofia, Amber, and Jun’s daring rescue and having shown that even princesses can handle the most toughest situations.



The transcript for Princesses to the Rescue! may be viewed here.



  • Mulan is the second Disney Princess not to be shown in her redesign, instead wearing her armor rather than her dress. The first was Ariel in Sofia the First: The Floating Palace.
  • Sofia's green outdoor outfit is a replica of the red outfit that she wears in the episode "Great Aunt-Venture" when Sofia goes on an adventure with Aunt Tilly and the one her reflection wears in one of Cedric's morpho-mirrors in "The Enchanted Feast" which also includes the explorer's hat, probably to mark her exploring here. The reason it is green is both for camoflauge and to signify that she has entered a new environment, since green is the color of novices.
  • This is the third time Sofia visits another Kingdom. The first was Tangu in "Two to Tangu". The second was Merroway Cove in Sofia The First The Floating Palace. 
  • Mulan is the second Disney Princess that Princess Amber meets, the first being Jasmine in "Two to Tangu".
  • This is the first time Princess Jun meets a Disney Princess.
  • So far Mulan is the only other Princess after Jasmine that doesn't disappear magically after aiding Sofia.
  • Technically, jaguars live in South and Central America. Since Wei-Ling is based on China, it should have been a leopard or snow leopard that was guarding the treasure.
  • Just as "The Amulet of Avalor" revealed that Sofia has stored her princess test trophy in the Royal Jewel Room, this episode reveals that Fauna retrieved Sofia's lost purple fan, as she holds it with Amber and Jun's fans.
  • Mulan is the seventh Disney Princess to appear on the show.
  • The seventh episode where Sofia does not wear her signature dress throughout the whole episode, the third time for Amber. But it's the first time for Jun.
  • This is the third episode to not take place in Enchancia, following "Two to Tangu" and Sofia the First: The Floating Palace.
  • This is the second time Lea Salonga (singing voice of Jasmine and Fa Mulan) sings on the show, the first being Two to Tangu.
  • This is the second time the Princess the Amulet of Avalor summons helps out directly instead of just pointing them in the right direction. It's also the second time their lesson is directed more towards Amber. But it's the first time the lesson is directed toward Jun.
Episode List
Season One: Just One of the Princes | The Big Sleepover | Let the Good Times Troll | Cedric's Apprentice | A Royal Mess | The Shy Princess | Blue Ribbon Bunny | The Princess Test | Baileywick's Day Off | Tri-Kingdom Picnic |The Little Witch | Two to Tangu | Finding Clover | The Amulet of Avalor | The Buttercups | Make Way for Miss Nettle · The Amulet and the Anthem | Tea for Too Many | Princess Butterfly | Great Aunt-Venture | The Baker King | Holiday in Enchancia | The Enchanted Feast
Season Two: Two Princesses and a Baby | The Enchanted Feast | The Flying Crown | Mom's the Word | The Silent Knight | Enchanted Science Fair | King for a Day | When You Wish Upon a Well | Gizmo Gwen | Sofia the Second | Mystic Meadows | Princesses to the Rescue! | Ghostly Gala | The Emerald Key | Scrambled Pets | The Princess Stays in the Picture | Baileywhoops | Winter's Gift | The Leafsong Festival | Substitute Cedric | Clover Time | In a Tizzy | A Tale of Two Teams | The Littlest Princess | Buttercup Amber | Carol of the Arrow | Sidekick Clio
Season Three: Cool Hand Fluke | Minimus is Missing | Cedric Be Good | Princess Adventure Club | Minding the Manor | The Secret Library | New Genie on the Block | The Fliegel has Landed | The Princess Ballet | All the Sprite Moves | Sofia in Elvenmoor | Stormy Lani | Lord of the Rink | The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle | Gone with the Wand | Bad Little Dragon | Bunny Swap | Her Royal Spyness | Dad's and Daughter's Day | The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight | The Bamboo Kite | Beauty is the Beast | Cauldronation Day | Camp Wilderwood | Royal Vacation | Hexley Hall | The Princess Prodigy | One for the Books
Season Four: Day of the Sorcerers | The Secret Library: Tale of the Eternal Torch | The Crown of Blossoms | Pin the Blame on the Genie | Sofia the First: The Mystic Isles | The Mystic Isles: The Princess and the Protector | The Royal Dragon | The Mystic Isles: The Mare of the Mist | Through the Looking Back Glass | Princess Jade | Ivy's True Colors | Too Cute to Spook | Pirated Away | The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye | The Mystic Isles: The Great Pretender | The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassailia | The Birthday Wish | In Cedric We Trust | The Mystic Isles: A Hero for the Hoodwinks | The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies | A Royal Wedding | The Royal School Fair | The Lost Pyramid | Return to Merroway Cove | The Elf Situation
Specials: Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess | Sofia the First: The Floating Palace | Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy | Elena and the Secret of Avalor