Sissi: The Young Empress (also known in Italian as, Sissi: La Giovane Imperatrice and shortly as Sissi) is an Italian animated fantasy television series that was made in 2015 by Mondo TV. It consists two seasons and 52 episodes that were aired from two channels, Boing in the first run on October 26, 2015 and Cartoonito that were repeated for weekends on October 31, 2015. Also, the second half of the series was started from March 13, 2016.
Sissi, the Young Empress is a brand new version, freely adapted from the original story and dedicated to the younger female audience, that emphasizes the modern and free personality of the young Empress, the bound with her large family and her beloved Franz.
The theme song is sung by Francesca Michielin.
When Elizabeth is 15 years old, she loves animals and her large family. She looks like many other girls, yet she is a free-spirited princess and nicknamed by everyone, Sissi. Also, she has a bracelet that allows her to communicate with her animal friends, by example, Nut, a squirrel.
This is the way that one of the most romantic stories of all time began. Torn apart between her home at Possi Castle and the Schönbrunn Palace, Sissi has troubles following the rules of court and earning the love of her future mother-in-law. But even in hard times, she can rely on Franz and his great love.