‘Encanto’ Trailer: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Music Brings Magic To Disney’s 60th Animated Film

Lin-Manuel Miranda has already worked magic for Disney in both Moana and Mary Poppins Returns, and now he’s doing even more with Encanto. The film marks Disney’s 60th animated feature, and tells an enchanting story set in the mountains of Colombia.

Miranda composed eight brand new songs for Encanto, which centers on the Madrigal family. They live in a small Colombian town and everyone in their enchanted household has been granted unique powers, all except one. Mirabel (voiced by In the Heights‘ Stephanie Beatriz) realizes that all magic is being threatened, and despite being powerless, she may be the only one who can save it.

Also in the cast are María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Diane Guerrero, Angie Cepeda, Adassa, and more. The film is directed by Zootopia duo Byron Howard and Jared Bush.

Encanto opens in theaters on November 24th.


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