Encanto’s Trailer Will Make You Dance, Thanks To Lin-Manuel Miranda
A trailer for Disney’s upcoming animated musical film Encanto
has dropped today (July 8), and we have a first look at the new music Hamilton
creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
has composed for the movie.
Set in the mountains of Colombia, Encanto
tells the vibrant story of a magical family member called the Madrigals. Nevertheless, teenage protagonist Mirabel, voiced by Brooklyn Nine-Nine
star Stephanie Beatriz, is the only non-magical child and has to cope with being just “ordinary.” Although danger lurks in the horizon to threaten her family’s magic, and she might be their only hope and savior.
One of Miranda’s new songs is featured in the trailer, and yes it characteristically blends folk-music elements with a bright beat easy to dance to, along with lyrics vocalizing the film’s title and its setting in Colombia.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly
last November, Miranda discussed
his anticipation of working for the film. “It's been so exhilarating because with Moana,
it was the joy of my life, nevertheless I was the last guy hired. And with this, I have been in on the ground floor,” he mentioned. “To be in on the development of an original Disney musical is such a thrill."
Aside from composing music for Moana
(which landed him a Oscar nomination), Miranda was even featured as a special composer for and made a cameo appearance as a Resistance soldier in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
. He'll also be co-writing and co-producing for the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid
is directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush and co-directed by Charise Castro Smith. The film will be released in theaters on November 24.
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