Just add a little fancy, and you'll make it fantastique
— Nancy in her theme song
Nancy Margaret Clancy is the main protagonist and title character of the Disney Junior CGI animated series Fancy Nancy. She is a six year old (turned seven in "Nancy's Parfait Birthday") who turns ordinary into extraordinary because everything looks better when she Adds a Little Fancy!
She loves fancy things, such as extravagant outfits, fashion shows, tea parties and Paris, France which is her most favorite city. She has a knowledge of her favorite language, the French language, and also knows of every tourist attraction that is in Paris and teaches her friends about them. Also, she has a lot of imagination as seen in many episodes where she imagines herself in Paris, having the greatest tea party or even chatting with the Queen.
As a kid and human, she sometimes makes bad mistakes to her best friend Bree, her younger sister, or any another friend or relative, even to her parents, faking about being sick, for example, but she learns her lesson and apologizes in the end..
Nancy is a fair-skinned young girl who has very fancy red hair, and green eyes with thin eyebrows.
In most episodes, Nancy wears a bright pink tutu, a blue bow belt and a yellow t-shirt with pink borders using also a pair of colored pantyhose and a small pair of socks with pink ballet flats.
According to Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator and co-creator of the Fancy Nancy original book series, Nancy was inspired by dolls with crazy hair like the highly popular Trolls.
As the main protagonist, she is the only character to have appeared in every episode so far, also, who has more different outfits, more lines and has participated in almost every song (except I've Got Two Sides.)
Nancy Kanter, current executive vice-president of content & creation strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide said that when she was kid, her entire family used to called her "Fancy Nancy."
Since April of 2019, Disney's Hollywood Studios features a meet-and-greet location as part of the park's animation courtyard where guests can meet her.