Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new trailer and poster featuring their upcoming CG animated musical, Encanto. The film tells the story of the Madrigals, an amazing family who live in a wonderful and charming place called an Encanto. Each child has been blessed with a unique magical gift – except Mirabel. But when the family home is threatened, Mirabel may be their only hope.
The studio also announced John Leguizamo (Critical mind, Ice Age) joined voice distribution.
“I was so excited to be invited to the party,” Leguizamo shared. “Lin-Manuel [Miranda] wrote me a rap, and I freaked out! Moreover, it is such a beautiful story that takes place in Colombia. This is a first in many ways. The magic is enchanting, the comedy is so strong, and the created world is irresistible.
Leguizamo lends his voice to Bruno, Mirabel’s uncle who has the gift of seeing the future. Bruno’s honest and often catastrophic predictions aren’t always well received by the rest of the family, so he passed away a long time ago, becoming the uncle no one talks about.
“Bruno is so convincing because he’s this guy who never really fits in,” added Leguizamo. “He’s an outsider, but he also understands the world better because he always wanted to be part of it.”
The vocal cast also includes Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel; María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother, Alma alias Abuela; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as parents of Mirabel, Julieta and Agustín; and Diane Guererro and Jessica Darrow as sisters of Mirabel, Isabela and Luisa. Carolina Gaitán and Mauro Castillo as Mirabel’s aunt and uncle, Pepa and Félix also lend their voices; and Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as cousins of Mirabel Dolores, Camilo and Antonio, respectively.
The film features brand new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana”) And is directed by Byron Howard (Zootopia, Tangled) and Jared Bush (co-director Zootopia), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (screenwriter The death of Eva Sofia Valdez) and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino. Bush and Castro Smith are the film’s writers. The filmmakers were inspired by their research trip to Colombia at the start of the development of Encanto, as well as their ongoing work with a group of expert consultants brought together throughout the production of the film. Walt Disney Animation Studios Encanto hits theaters on November 24, 2021.
Source: Walt Disney Animation