Walt Disney Studios just released the trailer for its newest animated movie, “Encanto,” set in country Colombia.
The story follows the Madrigals, who live in a enchanted place where each kid gets extraordinary powers, or an encanto — with the exception of one.
Mirabel, 15, is the odd one out, and she battles to discover her place in her family. Be that as it may, when her family’s magic becomes endangered, she should utilize her ordinary gifts to save encanto.
Latina actor Stephanie Beatriz, who as of late featured in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights,” is the voice of Mirabel. “I’m Colombian on my father’s side, and playing this role fills me with immense pride,” Beatriz said in a statement.
The movie is directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush and co-directed by Cuban American author and entertainer Charise Castro Smith, and it highlights music from Miranda.
Grant winning singer-songwriter Carlos Vives wrote a unique melody for the film, named “Colombia, Mi Encanto.” Vives, who is a local of Santa Marta, Colombia, said in an statement: “This song is a celebration of the magical diversity of Colombia. … I can’t wait to see how the music will blend with the images and the characters inspired by the encanto of Colombians.”
Encanto features various darker looking Afro-Latino characters. Following the trailer’s delivery, numerous via web-based media said it was a stage in Afro-Latino portrayal. A client on Twitter stated, “Seeing afro Latinos in Disney’s encanto is very pleasing to me.”
The conversation chases after the new discussions “In the Heights,” which has drawn commendation for its basically all-Latino cast and its depiction of Latino life yet has been reprimanded for not having a Black Latino as one of the fundamental characters.
The “Encanto” voice cast likewise incorporates María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz and Carolina Gaitan.
“Encanto” arrives in theaters Nov. 24.