A magical adventure awaits in Disney’s upcoming movie Encanto. Walt Disney Animation Studios is taking viewers to South America in the new musical film already being celebrated by some for its Afro-Latino representation. Here is everything you need to know before stepping into the “exceptional, fantastical and magical” Casa Madrigal…
When does Encanto come out?
The film, directed by Zootopia‘s Byron Howard and Jared Bush and co-directed by Charise Castro Smith, is scheduled to be released Nov. 24, 2021.
Who is in the Encanto cast?
Stephanie Beatriz lent her voice to the character of Mirabel. “Mirabel is a really funny, loving character who also deeply yearns for something more,” Beatriz said in a statement. “She’s also not afraid to stand up for what she knows is right—something I love and relate to very much.”
“I’m Colombian on my father’s side, and playing this role fills me with immense pride,” the In the Heights actress added. “As a Disney kid, I’d burn through my VHS tapes and adored every single magical story that the world of Disney introduced me to. I learned in those that stories that anything is possible, especially if you believe in magic and the goodness rooted deep inside us all.”
The voice cast also includes María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz and Carolina Gaitan.
When and Where will Encanto be Streaming?
We have no formal word on that yet. This highly anticipated film will most likely stream on Disney Plus, but we will have to wait 45 days for more for it to show up there. I’ll keep you posted.
Encanto will most likely be streaming on Disney Plus.
What is Disney’s Encanto Rated?
Encanto is not yet rated.
What is the movie Encanto about?
Disney’s Encanto tells the tale of the Madrigal family from the Colombian mountains. This extraordinary family lives in the charming–and magical–town of Encanto. To say that the place’s vibrant beauty is eye-popping would not be an exaggeration.
In Encanto, every child receives a magical gift. In the official trailer, we see one who is super strong, another who communes with animals, and a third who can shapeshift. Every child is special–everyone, that is, except for fifteen-year-old Mirabel. (Fun Fact: According to IMDb, Mirabel is the first Disney Princess with glasses!)
But as in every good story, trouble is brewing for someone.
In this story, the magic that surrounds Encanto is in danger. And Mirabel thinks she is the only one to fix the problem–and takes off to do just that–even if she is the only ordinary person in her family.
This colorful animated story looks like it will be a joy to watch. And it draws us in, not only with the visuals, but also with a familiar theme. Something everyone can understand. Mirabel feels different than the rest of her family—and she is, but that is not a bad thing.