Encanto (film)

Encanto (film) Animated feature. The Madrigal family lives 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 superstrength to the power to heal—except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. Released November 24, 2021, also in 3-D. Directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard. Voices include Stephanie Beatriz (Mirabel), María Cecilia Botero (Abuela Alma), John Leguizamo (Bruno), Mauro Castillo (Félix), Jessica Darrow (Luisa), Angie Cepeda (Julieta), Carolina Gaitán (Pepa), Diane Guerrero (Isabela), Wilmer Valderrama (Agustín), Rhenzy Feliz (Camilo), Ravi Cabot-Conyers (Antonio), Adassa (Dolores). 102 min. Score by Germaine Franco, with 8 original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. For authenticity, a trust of experts advised on Colombian anthropology, dress, botany, music, language, and other subjects. Filmmakers ultimately selected the country’s Coffee Region (Eje Cafetero) for the village where the Madrigals would reside. A special feat was bringing the casita to life—to emote, react to the Madrigal family, and misbehave. Released in wide-screen format. Encanto continued to gain popularity after its digital release on Disney+ December 24, 2021, and the film returned to participating theaters February 18, 2022. The soundtrack reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated January 15, 2022, and would spend several nonconsecutive weeks on top. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks—a record for any song from a Disney film. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards, winning for Best Animated Feature.