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The first trailer to Lin-Manuel Miranda's animated movie 'Vivo' is here!

By Rachelle  /  29 Apr 2021 (Thursday)

Lin-Manuel Miranda is Vivo in the upcoming animated musical adventure, Vivo!

The film follows Miranda's Vivo, a kinkajou (a rainforest “honey bear”) who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively Havana square with his beloved owner Andrés. Though they may not speak the same language, Vivo and Andrés are the perfect duo through their common love of music.

But, tragedy strikes when Andrés receives a letter from his old partner, famous musician Marta Sandoval (Gloria Estefan), inviting him to attend her farewell concert in Miami. It soon becomes up to Vivo to deliver a message to Marta for Andrés in the form of song. To get to the distant land of Miami, Vivo enlists the help of Gabi (newcomer Ynairaly Simo) — an energetic teen who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum.

The voice cast also includes Juan de Marcos González, Zoe Saldana, Brian Tyree Henry, Nicole Byer, Michael Rooker, Leslie David Baker, Katie Lowe, Olivia Trujillo and Lidya Jewett.

Watch the first teaser below:

Vivo is directed by Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) with co-director Brandon Jeffords (Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2). Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book for Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights, co-wrote the screenplay alongside DeMicco. It will feature original songs written by Miranda.

The film, which marks Sony Pictures Animation’s first musical endeavor, was initially slated for a theatrical release but its worldwide rights (excluding China) was recently acquired by Netflix. This is Sony Pictures Animation's second film announced to exclusively premiere on the streamer after The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
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