Disney’s 60th animated feature film will be set in Colombia for the first time.
Fresh off the heels of the hit coming-of-age film Luca, Disney is at it again with the first trailer and a poster for its next animated feature, Encanto.
The upcoming film takes place in the magical village in Colombia called Encanto where the extraordinary Madrigal family resides. In Casa Madrigal, every member of the family possesses a unique gift – super-strength, the ability to talk to animals, plant growth, and shape-shifting – except one. 15-year-old Mirabel, amid her struggle to find her place in her family due to being the only one without powers, discovers that magic is being threatened and realizes that she is the only one who can save it.
In true Disney fashion, Encanto will also be a musical that will feature eight original songs by Tony winner and Oscar nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda’s last stint with Disney was 2014’s Moana, so you best expect all of the songs in the forthcoming film will all be LSS-inducing too!
Watch the “fantastical, exceptional, and magical” trailer for Encanto below:
Lending her voice for Mirabel is Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz, with Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show) and Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black) also joining the cast. The film is directed by Byron Howard (co-director, Zootopia) and Jared Bush and co-directed by Charise Castro Smith from a screenplay by Bush and Castro Smith.
Encanto premieres in theaters on November 24.