- Stephanie Beatriz
- November 24th 2021
- Byron Howard and Jared Bush
Disney’s latest animated musical tells the story of a Colombian family with magical powers.
Following on from his success writing songs for Moana, Lin-Manuel Miranda has reunited with Disney to write numbers for its latest musical Encanto.
The animation tells the story of the Madrigal family, who live in a magical house powered by a magic candle.
Each family member is blessed with a unique gift – such as super-strength or beauty – by the candle when they turn a certain age – except for Mirabel (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz), who didn’t get one for some unknown reason and feels like an outsider within her own family.
When it seems like the magic of the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, as the only ordinary Madrigal, might be her family’s last hope.
Encanto tells a heartfelt, charming tale about the importance of family and embracing your uniqueness, and while it’s a worthy message and the film’s heart is in the right place, you can’t help but feel the...
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