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"When You Wish Upon a Well" is the thirty-third episode of the Disney Junior animated series, Sofia the First. It premiered on July 11, 2014, and is the eighth episode of the second season.


One fine day, Sofia and James are having a race, but Sofia is not fast enough. Roland offers to help her with the Royal Obstacle Course, and she accepts. Then, Miranda arrives holding a cat, who makes Roland sneeze because he is allergic to cats. Amber wants to play Blazing Badminton with Roland, but he is busy helping Sofia. Amber feels jealous of Sofia, and tells James that Roland has been spending all his time with her, but James states that is not true because Roland spends a lot of time with him too. In order to get her father to spend more time with her, Amber arranges a tea party for just herself and Roland, but the cat Miranda found is there, causing Roland to start sneezing again and run off. Amber decides to have the Royal Chef make a blackberry pie for her father.

In the garden, while looking for blackberries, Amber stumbles upon an old Wishing Well, which grants each user three wishes. Amber uses her first wish to have a new tiara, which appears on her head. Then she makes a bad choice for her next wish; she wishes Roland was allergic to Sofia, so he would stay away from her and spend time with Amber. However, this wish backfires: Roland is still training Sofia when Amber's second wish comes true...and Sofia turns into a purple cat. At first, she does not realize it, even as Roland sneezes and does not see her. Then, Sofia looks at her reflection in water, realizes why Roland is sneezing, and runs to Clover.

They head over to Cedric, and try to explain what happened. Unfortunately, Cedric cannot understand animal, and does not recognize Sofia. Wormwood, however, does, and tries to take her Amulet. Sofia and Clover are thrown out of Cedric's quarters, and go looking for Miranda with Wormwood in pursuit.

Miranda asks Amber and Roland, who are playing Blazing Badminton, if they have seen the white cat, and Roland states he has seen them both. Miranda is surprised to hear that there are two cats. Roland starts sneezing because Sofia is right behind him. Miranda does not recognize Sofia, and remarks that she is the most darling shade of purple, much to her confusion. Roland tells Miranda and Amber that "It was like Sofia vanished when that cat showed up." Amber realizes that when she wished Roland was allergic to Sofia, she turned her into a purple cat. She gets her sister away from their father, and takes her to the well to change her little sister back. But she doesn't specify her last wish and ends up turning Sofia pink. Because Amber does not have any wishes left, she can't fix the mess she made. She begs the Wishing Well for an exception, to no avail.  Just when the sisters think it cannot get any worse, Sofia gets chased around the race course by Rex and Wormwood. While James tries to catch Rex, Amber tries to save her sister, but fails.

Knowing she cannot wish Sofia back to normal, Amber has no choice but to ask her father for help. Amber admits that she turned Sofia into a cat by wishing upon the wishing well that she would make Roland sneeze, much to Roland's horror. Meanwhile, Rex and Wormwood chase Sofia around the race course until James catches Rex, and Roland catches Sofia. Roland and the two princesses go back to the wishing well. Roland strictly wishes for Sofia to be her normal beautiful human self again. When Sofia goes back to normal, the wishing well reveals that Roland now has one wish remaining. That means he already made a wish before, and that first wish did not go too well. Roland does not tell his daughters what happened, and wants to be happy Sofia is back in her human form. Amber apologizes to Sofia for turning her into a cat, and Roland apologizes to Amber for making her feel left out.

Once Sofia wins the race with her new-found talents of maneuvering, Roland starts sneezing again, much to Amber's horror. It turns out that it is the white cat making him sneeze. Sofia, James, and Miranda go off to the village to find a new owner for the cat, and Amber and Roland go off together to play. But then Clover finds the well and wishes for a lifetime supply of radishes.




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  • This is the third time Sofia undergoes a magical transformation. In "Cedric's Apprentice", she became a lizard, and in "The Floating Palace", she became a mermaid.
  • Interestingly, all of Sofia's alternate forms have a purple theme, since purple is her identifying color. Sofia's cat form is the first to have an extra theme from her human form-the white clover motif on the outer hem of her gown appearing on her tail.
  • The episode's title is a reference to the song "When You Wish Upon a Star".
  • This is the second time Amber has something magical happen to one of her siblings that she regrets. The first was when she had James turn into a baby in "Two Princesses and a Baby".
  • This is the second time Sofia turns into an animal.
  • This is the third time Amber becomes jealous of Sofia. The first time was in Once Upon a Princess, and the second time in "Princess Butterfly".
  • This is the third time Wormwood speaks.
  • In this episode, it is revealed that Roland is allergic to cats.
  • This is the third time Amber wears a different tiara.
  • This is the second time a magical object is used to grant wishes. The first was the mirror in "The Baker King".
  • This is the third time Roland has used a magical object to have his wishes granted.
    • The first wish is revealed in Forever Royal to have been to have children. However, his first wife died shortly after, likely in repercussion to his wish that gave him Amber and James.
    • The second was in "The Baker King".
  • When Amber tries to make a fourth wish, the well, in a monotonous manner, says, "I'm sorry, Princess; I'm afraid I can't do that." This is a reference to the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, where HAL 9000, a malfunctioning computer AI, tells Dave the same thing, in a similar monotonous manner, when HAL 9000 is asked to open the pod bay doors.
  • This is the third time Sofia wears her sport outfit, and the second time she wears it the whole episode instead of her signature dress.
    • This is also the fourth episode where Sofia does not wear her signature dress throughout the whole episode.
  • This is the third time there is a brief hostility between Sofia and Wormwood. The first was in Once Upon a Princess, and the second time being in "Princess Butterfly".
  • It is also the second time Wormwood tries to steal the Amulet in place of Cedric.
  • Clover and Wormwood have their third face-off since the premiere.
  • This is the second time an Erlenmeyer flask has been mistakenly called a beaker and used comically, in this case creating a pun with it being on Wormwood's beak. The first time was in "Tea For Too Many".
  • Chef Andre is mentioned in this episode by Amber before "Gizmo Gwen".
  • This is the first time trouble happens to Sofia because of a magical accident.
  • This is the third time the plot focuses more on Amber than on Sofia. The first time was "Princess Butterfly", and the second time was "Two Princesses and a Baby".
  • This is the third time Sofia does not wear a tiara.
  • Moral: Make your wishes well.


  • When Amber screeches "Could today get any worse?", the diamonds from her signature tiara are visible on her new one.

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Elena of Avalor: Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelFranciscoLuisaShurikiAlacazarZuzoMateoMigs, Luna, and SkylarRafaChancellor EstebanArmandoKing Raul and Queen LuciaNaomi Turner
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna, and MerryweatherCinderellaJasmineMagic CarpetBelleArielAuroraSnow WhiteMulanRapunzelTianaMeridaOlafMerlinArchimedes

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" • "The Floating Palace" • "Holiday in Enchancia" • "Four's a Crowd"

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" • "The Curse of Princess Ivy" • "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" • "Best in Air Show" • "Dads and Daughters Day" • "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" • "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 Wassalia" • "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" • "Forever Royal"

Theme SongI'm Not Ready to Be a PrincessRoyal PrepA Little Bit of FoodTrue SistersRise and ShinePrincess ThingsAnythingPerfect Slumber PartyMake Some NoiseCedric the GreatGoldenwing CircusAll You NeedBlue Ribbon BunnyI Belong(You Can Always) Count On BaileywickPicnic of the YearGood Little WitchThe Ride of Your LivesBring My Best Friend BackI'll Get My/That AmuletThe ButtercupsMake Way for Miss NettleEnchancia AnthemMake It RightBigger Is BetterWho's That?A Recipe for AdventureThe Simple LifeMerroway CoveThe Love We ShareWassaliaPeace and JoyRoyal FunSisters and BrothersTwo by TwoAll You DesireHuzzah! Huzzah!Me and My MomTilly, Oh TillyFriendship Is The FormulaBe Your Own KingMake Your Wishes WellBelieve in Your DreamKeeping Promises No Matter WhatMystic MeadowsStronger Than You KnowGhostly GalaA Princess TrueIn Your PawsKnow It AllHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnSmoke, Wings and FireDare to Risk it AllFrom the HeartI Feel So FreeNever Forget the Sorcerer's SecretHoppin' Out With YouMake Our Dreams Come TruePlay With UsIt's a Small New WorldImproviseAny Deed For Those In NeedMy First FlightWings of a DreamMoment to ShineWendell's WayA Better MeWhen It Comes To Making FriendsIt's Up To YouSave The DayGenie RulesThis Fliegel Has LandedGotta Reach a Higher HeightI Like You So MuchElvenmoorHappy ThoughtsTake A LeapMy Finest FlowerMagic Like MerlinYou're the Cutest ThingLiving It UpBe an Expert ExpertI'm A New Horse NowDads and Daughters SongA Knight Such As IThis Panda Just Wants to DanceMore to AdoreThe Broomstick DanceThe Summer Camp BluesWhat A VacationThe Great UnknownThe Spirit of AvalorMy TimeOur Wizards Are the BestThe Magic in the MusicLive It to Learn ItMy Evil DreamsThis Island Belongs To UsThe Right Wrong Thing To DoGive The Kid One More ChanceThe Magic of the Mystic IslesOur Royal PlanMy Power Will Be Crystal ClearThat's Not Who I AmTough EnoughAll Fired UpPick MeMagic TouchThe Dunwiddie DittyThis Feeling I'm Feeling In MeSuper Spooky NightNever Lost AgainListen UpLearn This RhymeThat's What Wassalia's ForGonna Be GreatI Am On Your SideThe Boldest, Bravest Bunny of All TimeThe Fairy WayMeant To BeWhat You're Gonna DoCome To Your Senses With MeWhen I Start to Make Some WavesYou've Gotta Have FunA Big DayGet WickedFor One and AllOn Your/My OwnBe Who You Wanna Be
EnchanciaRoyal Preparatory AcademyTanguMerroway CoveWei-LingMystic MeadowsWildwing ValleySecret LibraryElvenmoorHakaloFreezenburgEnchanted Animal ParkAvalorDragon HoldMaruHexley HallMisty PalisadesMystic IslesEverRealm
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Elena of AvalorButtercupsSpells and MagicJaquinsMerpeopleChanulHoodwinks