Disney’s Next Big Movie: Encanto


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A magical candle filled the casita with magic.

This November, Disney will be releasing their new action-packed film, Encanto. They have been working on this film since 2016. This movie is expected to be a box office hit directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Charise Castro Smith. The entire soundtrack was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also helped write Encanto. He is also known for playing roles in Hamilton, Mary Poppins Returns, Moana, and In the Heights.

Encanto’s trailer gives us all a little sneak-peak into what events will unfold in the movie. This film follows a young Colombian girl, Mirabel, through the annoyance of being the only person in her entire family without any magical qualities. However, after her family is endangered, she realizes that she is their only hope and must go on a quest to save them. Mirabel is voiced by actor Stephanie Beatriz, who you may recognize from Brooklyn Nine-Nine and In the Heights. Both Stephanie and Mirabel have comedic and charismatic personalities. The rest of the cast is made up of top-notch Latin/Hispanic actors, including some actors such as Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Angie Cepeda, Rhenzy Feliz, and Carolina Gaitan. They play some of Mirabel’s family members.

In 2016, Lin-Manuel Miranda partnered with Walt Disney Studios to write music for Encanto. He is known for writing music that is a combination of salsa and hip hop. Lin-Manuel Miranda has a lot of experience with this style of music because he comes from Puerto Rican descent and has won many awards for his work. The music featured in the film celebrates the cultural diversity of Colombia. Lin-Manuel has been very inspired by his father, Luis Miranda, who moved to New York in 1971. He worked as a successful political consultant for more than forty years for people such as Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton. Later on, after his career, he was praised by both politicians. His son, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is proud of his mother and father for the hard journey of immigrating to the United States from Puerto Rico.

Disney fans have been patiently waiting for Encanto for four long years, and now the release date is closer than ever. Hopefully, all their hard work pays off, and the movie is a success.