Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto has seen a lot of success since it made the move to Disney+ following a 30-day exclusively theatrical release. The film has not only had success on the streaming side, but also musically. The soundtrack from Lin-Manuel Miranda is breaking numerous records itself.
The film follows the Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift, every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.
The voice cast includes Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel; María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother Alma aka Abuela; John Leguizamo as Mirabel’s estranged Uncle Bruno; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as Mirabel’s parents, Julieta and Agustín; and Diane Guererro and Jessica Darrow as Mirabel’s sisters, Isabela and Luisa. Also lending their voices are Carolina Gaitán and Mauro Castillo as Mirabel’s aunt and uncle, Pepa, and Félix; and Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Mirabel’s cousins Dolores, Camilo, and Antonio, respectively.
Disney released Encanto over Thanksgiving, making it only the second animated wide release to have an exclusive theatrical window in 2021. It has made $216.3 million at the global box office to date and has already won Best Animated Feature from the Golden Globes and the National Board of Review. It also has nine Annie nominations.
Directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, the film was written by Bush and Charise Castro Smith. Click below to read the script from Smith and Bush, courtesy of Deadline.