Encanto has won big this awards season. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and also won the Oscar in the same category. But, now, Disney’s latest animated hit has won another big prize. At tonight’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, the film won Favorite Animated Film.
Disney has once again captured the hearts of the public with Encanto, and the film that won so many awards is proof of that. The film is a celebration of cultural diversity, which the world badly needed during the pandemic. Introducing audiences to a varied variation of Latin culture is a feat that most animated films don’t typically attempt.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is known for writing songs for a plethora of movies. The actor/songwriter has written songs for In the heights, hamiltonand more recently Tick, tick… Boom! Miranda, who also wrote the music for Encantopreviously explained why he didn’t expect the song”We’re not talking about Brunoto be a success. While speaking with Bloomberg, Miranda revealed exactly why he thinks this is the case.
“When I came back [from vacation]’We’re not talking about Bruno‘ had somehow conquered the world with the rest of the Encanto soundtrack.’ It helps you get the perspective of “Opening weekend is not the life of the movie”. It’s just the roughest draft. Two months later, people are talking about Bruno and his whole family,” Manuel Miranda said. Send in the Clowns”. ‘ was Stephen Sondheim’s only track record. Who would have guessed among the millions of songs he wrote that it would be ‘Send in the Clowns’? It seems random in a way.”
Encanto follows the Madrigals, an extraordinary family in which each member “has been blessed with a magical gift of their own – every child except Mirabel”. Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, In the Heights) voices Mirabel, joined by María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother Alma aka Abuela; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as the parents of Mirabel, Julieta and Agustín; and Diane Guererro and Jessica Darrow as Mirabel’s sisters, Isabela and Luisa. Others in the voice cast include Carolina Gaitán and Mauro Castillo as Mirabel, Pepa and Félix’s aunt and uncle; and Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Mirabel’s cousins Dolores, Camil, and Antonio, respectively. John Leguizamo is also in the film as the infamous Uncle Bruno.
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The Oscar-winning film, Encanto is officially streaming exclusively on Disney+.