Walt Disney Animation Studios has just released the teaser trailer, new posters, and cast for Encanto. The film will open in theaters on November 24 and tell “the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.”
The talented voice cast bringing this story to life are Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz, and Carolina Gaitan.
Beatriz will voice Mirabel, who is an ordinary 15-year-old struggling to find her place in her family. “Mirabel is a really funny, loving character who also deeply yearns for something more,” The actress said in a press release. “She’s also not afraid to stand up for what she knows is right — something I love and relate to very much.”
“I’m Colombian on my father’s side, and playing this role fills me with immense pride,” expresses Beatriz. “As a Disney kid, I’d burn through my VHS tapes and adored every single magical story that the world of Disney introduced me to. I learned in those that stories that anything is possible, especially if you believe in magic and the goodness rooted deep inside us all.”
In the film, the magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.
The original song in the new trailer is called, “Colombia, Mi Encanto,” and is performed by 17-time Grammy and Latin Grammy winner, singer, songwriter, and actor Carlos Vives.
Vives is a native of Santa Marta, Colombia. “This song is a celebration of the magical diversity of Colombia,” he shared. “I can’t wait to see how the music will blend with the images and the characters inspired by the encanto of Colombians.”
Encanto will feature all-new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, as well as co-directed by Charise Castro Smith. Producers include Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino. Bush and Castro Smith serve as screenwriters.
A press release revealed that “the filmmakers were deeply inspired by their research trip to Colombia during early development of Encanto, as well as their continuous work with a group of expert consultants assembled through the course of the film’s production.”
Watch the trailer for the film below: