The new trailer for Encanto is finally out, revealing the magical world of Disney’s latest animated film. Directed by Byron Howard, Jared Bush, and Charise Castro Smith and written by Smith, Bush, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto is currently scheduled for a theatrical release on November 24, 2021. The film Encanto: The Fantastic Magridal Family will be Miranda’s first solo adventure as a songwriter for Walt Disney Animation Studios, following her acclaimed contributions to Vaiana’s soundtrack.
Set in a fictionalized version of Colombia, Encanto tells the story of the Madrigal family, each member of which possesses powerful and unique magical abilities. Every member, with the exception of Mirabel, who struggles to fit into her family due to her apparent lack of magic. The trailer for the film showed a beautifully animated world of nature and adventure, filled with many cute animals like those that have made the reputation of modern Disney movies.
Now that Disney has released the new trailer for Encanto, this colorful world has been revealed in all its glory. Mirabel’s journey to save the magic of her world certainly has Disney-specific features, but the film also seems likely to become a unique and fascinating new entry into the Disney canon when it comes out later in 2021, especially when paired with Miranda’s music. Check out the new Encanto trailer below.
Disney’s Encanto: Magical and ultra colorful Trailer
On the original version, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz will provide the voice of Mirabel Madrigal. Stephanie Beatriz recently collaborated with Miranda on the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Where We Come from, which won a Tony, where she played the role of Carla. We don’t hear much of Miranda’s music in the trailer, aside from a few fun background beats, but if her work on Vaiana, the Legend of the End of the World is an indication, he should be a great choice to bring Disney’s last magical world to life.
Encanto will be Walt Disney animation studio’s 60th feature film, following the release of Raya and the Last Dragon earlier this year. Disney (Pirates of the Caribbean) has not yet given precise details on the release plan for the new film, but it is likely that the film will be released exclusively in theaters. Disney has continued to apply a hybrid theatrical release and streaming model for a number of its major films this year, including Black Widow. However, the company has stated that some films that will be released later in the year, such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, will be released exclusively in theaters. Fans of Disney animated movies still have some time to wait, but Encanto seems like a fun new adventure when it comes out this fall.