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Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Trailer – Music, Magic, Beautiful Animation, and Capybaras

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Jul 11 2021

This magical tale set in Latin America includes new music from Lin-Manuel Miranda and capybaras.

Disney/Pixar has been celebrating diverse cultures with their animated movies in recent years – Moana, Raya and the Last Dragon, Coco, Luca, SoulEncanto continues that trend. It’s about a family filled with folks with amazing powers that lives in a hidden city in the mountains of Colombia.

Did I mention the capybaras? Because there are capybaras. Take a look…


Disney has very much taken advantage of ownership of Pixar over the years. They’ve developed a lush, colorful style that works perfectly for the rainforest of Colombia where this story of a magical family is set. Gorgeous animation aside, there’s a meditation of capybaras in this movie. More movies need giant, super chill rodents – I’m down with this.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto,” is the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The all-new original film features the voice of Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel, an ordinary 15-year-old who’s struggling to find her place in her family.

“Mirabel is a really funny, loving character who also deeply yearns for something more,” says Beatriz. “She’s also not afraid to stand up for what she knows is right—something I love and relate to very much.”

The voice cast includes Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99, The Lego Movie), Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Angie Cepeda, Rhenzy Feliz, Carolina Gaitan, and María Cecilia Botero. The directing team also had a hand in Moana, Zootopia, and Raya the Last Dragon; and new music from Lin-Manuel Miranda (who has another animated movie, Vivo, coming to Netflix this year).


Encanto arrives in theaters this November.

Author: Mars Garrett
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