Encanto is a highly anticipated, upcoming Disney movie that has Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine and In The Heights), in a leading role!
The film is directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, with Clark Spencer as the producer. This will be the 60th animated feature movie by Disney and is a musical fantasy film.
Encanto follows the Madrigal family, who live in a part of Columbia where magic is rife. One family member named Mirabel is unable to use magic but is put to the test when magic is threatened and she is the only one that can save it.
So, what do we know about the movie so far?
Encanto: Release date and trailer!
- Encanto is expected to release on 24th November 2021 for fans in the U.S. and 26th November 2021 for fans in the U.K.
Though many of Disney’s movies have been OTT releases on Disney+ lately, Encanto will be the first to release theatrically since theatres had previously been shut down as a result of the pandemic.
The cast of the film revealed
The cast of Encanto is as follows:
- Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel Madrigal
- María Cecilia Botero
- Wilmer Valderrama
- Diane Guerrero
- Mauro Castillo
- Angie Cepeda
- Jessica Darrow
- Rhenzy Feliz
- Carolina Gaitan
The remaining cast and crew can be seen here. Lin-Manuel Miranda who recently worked on ‘Hamilton’ (2020) and ‘In The Heights’ (2021) has also been working on the film as a writer for the soundtrack, which will have 8 original songs in Spanish and English. We expect more of Encanto’s cast members to be revealed closer to the release date for the movie.
Disney’s upcoming film slate revealed
Disney has been tirelessly working to put out new content and have done an amazing job, bringing us originals such as ‘Flora and Ulysses’, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’, ‘Cruella’ and ‘Luca’ in this year alone, so we can expect great things to come for their upcoming film slate. While the release date for Encanto slowly draws near, here are some of the film’s which are coming our way, some of which have been announced and others in production:
- Jungle Cruise (30th July 2021).
- Turning Red (March 2022).
- Lightyear (June 2022).
- Disenchanted (2022).
- Peter Pan & Wendy (2022).
- Hocus Pocus 2 (Fall 2022).
- The Little Mermaid (TBA).
- Shrunk (TBA).
- Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (TBA).
- Hollywood Stargirl (TBA).
- Better Nate Than Never (TBA).
Fans can see more of their past and future releases here.