Sea Princesses (known as Princesas do Mar in Brazil) is a series of children's books created by the Brazilian writer and cartoonist Fábio Yabu. The first book was released in 2004 by publisher Panda Books; due to its success, nine other books were made.
In 2007, it was adapted into a cartoon produced by Brazilian studio Flamma Films, Spanish studio Neptuno Films and the Australian distributor Southern Star Entertainment (now EndemolShine Australia). It was dubbed into 12 languages and broadcast in 50 countries around the world.
Come and join the colourful and vibrant world of the Sea Princesses. The Sea Princesses are cheerful, adventurous and irrepressible young girls doing what they can to care for all the life forms that live under the sea. Not only that, they also have to deal with all the things that girls everywhere must face; like growing up, going to school and having fun with their friends (in this case, a lot of other Sea Princesses!). It's an exciting life and every day brings new discoveries, new problems to solve and new adventures to be had.
The stories are set in the World of Salacia, an oceanic world hidden under the sea, full of princes and princesses from kingdoms representing different animal species. Fearing an inevitable conflict with the people of Dryland, the kings and queens of the sea forbid their daughters and sons to have any contact with Drylanders, who are completely unaware of Salacia's existence. Three princesses, namely Polvina, the Octopus Princess, Tubarina, the Shark Princess and Ester, the Starfish Princess, live, go to school and play together as friends, unravelling the mysteries of Salacia on their many adventures.
See this page for more details regarding the development and production of the series.
- See also the list of storybooks
There are two series of books available. The first series, the main series, is intended for children who read independently, while the second series, the literacy series, with its playful illustrations and short texts, is intended for children to read with their parents. There are four books in the main series and six in the literacy series, making a total of ten books.
- See also the list of episodes
Season 1 premiered in 2007 while Season 2 premiered in 2009. Each season consists of 52 12-minute episodes, making a total of 104 episodes. Some stations broadcast the episodes separately while some stations broadcast two episodes paired together. Information on the opening credits can be found on the theme song and logos page.
In addition to the books and cartoon series, the author, Fábio Yabu, has also published two short stories on the official Princesas do Mar website.
- English — Sea Princesses
- Arabic — أميرات البحر (amirat albahr)
- Czech — Mořské princezny
- French — Princesses des Mers
- German — Die Meeresprinzessinnen
- Hungarian — A tenger hercegnői
- Italian — Le Principesse del Mare
- Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal) — Princesas do Mar
- Romanian — Prinţesele mării
- Serbian — Morske princeze
- Slovene — Morske princese
- Spanish (Latin America) — Princesas del Mar
- Spanish (Spain) — El Reino de Acuática
- Turkish — Deniz Prensesleri
|List of countries and channels that have broadcast Sea Princesses|
|Australia||Seven Network, ABC Me (formerly ABC3)|
|Arab World (MENA region, Middle East and North Africa)||Baraem, JeemTV|
|Brazil/Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Chile etc.)||Discovery Kids, TV Cultura (Brazil)|
|Central Europe (Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic etc.)||Minimax, KiWi TV (Hungary)|
|Italy||RaiSat Smash, Rai 2, Rai YoYo|
|Portugal||RTP2 (ZigZag block)|
|Romania||TVR 2, Minimax|
|Spain||Disney Channel, Disney Junior|
|United States||Discovery Familia|