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Celebrate the “Encanto” family when the film debuts on Disney+ on Christmas Eve!

By InCinemas  /  22 Dec 2021 (Wednesday)

Disney+ kicks off holiday festivities with the launch of Disney's Encanto on the streamer on Christmas Eve!

Disney's Encanto tells 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 magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

The film is directed by Jared Bush (co-director Zootopia) and Byron Howard (Zootopia, Tangled), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez), based on a screenplay by Castro Smith and Bush. The animated musical features original songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Disney's Moana); Germaine Franco (Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Little, Tag) composed the original score. 

In a new featurette, Miranda—who wrote eight original songs for the film—teams up with the voice of Mirabel, Stephanie Beatriz, to share insights about several of the film’s songs, including “Dos Oruguitas”—a Critics’ Choice Awards nominee for best original song. Miranda, who visited Colombia with directors Jared Bush and Byron Howard in 2018, infused the songs with the rhythms, instrumentation and varied styles of the South American country’s music.

Miranda said:

Encanto takes place in rural Colombia and the music that comes out of Colombia is so beautiful.

In the film, Mirabel often reveals her internal struggles and revelations through song.

Said Beatriz:

There’s something that clicks inside her where she realizes the wheels are in motion for her to chase down her destiny. I like these heroine songs so much.

We go on this major journey with the character and suddenly we know her better from the inside.

Watch the exclusive featurette below:

Disney's Encanto is now showing in cinemas AND streaming on Disney+!
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