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Daily Podcast: Interviews With Lin-Manuel Miranda And The Directors And Writer Of Encanto

On the November 26, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by news editor Hoai-Tran Bui to present interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the directors and writer of the newest Walt Disney Animation movie, "Encanto."Opening Banter:In Our Feature Presentation:Encanto Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda On Why Animation Is The Perfect Medium For Musicals [Interview]Encanto Directors On Creating Disney's First Magical Realist Musical [Interview]Also mentioned:All the other...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, Disney, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ben Pearson, Walt Disney Animation, Hoai Tran Bui, Sam Hume, Walt Disney Animation Studios Films

Encanto Ending Explained: Generations, Divided

For Walt Disney Animation's 60th feature-length major motion picture "Encanto," the audience is transported to a vibrant village in the mountains of Colombia and introduced to the extraordinary Madrigal family. Thanks to the magic of their palatial home, each member of the family has been bestowed a unique gift such as super strength, the ability to heal, or shape-shifting. Each member, that is, except for Mirabel Madrigal (played by the delightful Stephanie Beatriz). Now when the house's magic ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Colombia, Diane Guerrero, Don, Lin Manuel Miranda, Antonio, Bruno, Isabela, Hill House, Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Madrigal, Walt Disney Animation, John Leguizamo, Luisa

Encanto Stars Stephanie Beatriz And John Leguizamo On Family, Colombia, And Lin-Manuel Miranda [Interview]

Stephanie Beatriz is not voicing the first Colombian Disney Princess. "I would say I'm a Disney heroine, which would include all the princesses and myself," the "Encanto" star said in an interview with /Film ahead of the release of the latest Disney animated musical (in theaters now)."Encanto" is not your typical Disney animated musical either, though it's got all the hallmarks: a spunky female protagonist, goofy animal sidekicks that may or may not talk, magic houses, characters bursting into s...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, John, Disney Princess, Byron, Jared, Stephanie, Lin Manuel Miranda, Lin, Bruno, Beatriz, Madrigal, John Leguizamo

Encanto Directors On Creating Disney's First Magical Realist Musical [Interview]

Byron Howard, Jared Bush, and Charise Castro Smith might have created the first-ever magical realist musical. The "Encanto" directors and co-director/writer, respectively, have created a Disney movie that more closely emulates that singular literary genre than many a live-action movie — and they did it with song and dance."When Jared and Byron brought me on to work on this film they were really interested in making a film that was inspired by magical realism," Smith, who co-wrote the script with...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, South America, Smith, Latin America, Byron, Jared, Gabriel García Márquez, Bush, Moana, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Lin, Borges

Encanto Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda On Why Animation Is The Perfect Medium For Musicals [Interview]

Lin-Manuel Miranda is just happy to have a seat at the table. What does it matter that he's won every major award except an Oscar, and has been heralded as one of the best musical talents of our time? It doesn't make it any less humbling for him to pen the songs for a Disney musical. Even if this is his second one."I had a wonderful time working on 'Moana,'" Miranda told me in an interview with /Film ahead of the release of "Encanto," the Colombia-set fantasy musical film coming to theaters this...
Tags: Movies, News, Mexico, Disney, Colombia, Broadway, Rob Marshall, John, Little Mermaid, Snow White, Miranda, Byron, Jared, Puerto Rico, Moana, Bobby

Everything We Know About Baymax So Far

Few studios know how to exploit their movies' popular supporting characters like Disney, as shown by the sheer number of Olaf spin-offs the House of Mouse has churned out since the original "Frozen" brought the enchanted, heat-loving snowman to the screen. Disney Animation soon after introduced the world to another marshmallow-white sidekick in the form of Baymax, the gentle, robotic healthcare companion featured in 2014's "Big Hero 6." And once audiences quickly fell in love with the endearing,...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Hall, Baymax, Disney Channel, Winnie, Disney Television Animation, Moana, Maya Rudolph, Cass, Olaf

Mickey's Toontown Is Getting A Big Facelift At Disneyland

Walt Disney once said that Disneyland was not a museum, and the changes at the original theme park continue to come fast and furious. Today, Josh D'Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, unveiled some new plans for a very big change indeed to one of the existing lands at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Mickey's Toontown is going under the knife, and will be overhauled pretty extensively before being re-opened in 2023. The update to the land will coincide with the arri...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Cool Stuff, Amaro, Minnie Mouse, Minnie, Mickey, Disney Parks Blog, ToonTown, Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park, Roger Rabbit, Scott Gustin

Encanto Review: A Sweet But Formulaic New Disney Adventure

Walt Disney Animation Studios has come a long way since the arrival of its first full-length animated feature, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," nearly 85 years ago. The studio's massive legacy is hard to shake when watching their 60th animated feature, "Encanto," in part because the new film is proof of how many strides have been made by its animators and creative team (a majority of those long-overdue strides made in just the last decade). But it's also hard to shake because "Encanto" depicts...
Tags: Reviews, Coco, Movies, Disney, Colombia, Netflix, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Miranda, John Lasseter, Hamilton, Moana, Howard, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Maribel

All The Disney+ Day 2021 Trailers, First Looks, And News From Disney's Hype Extravaganza

Happy Disney+ Day! The Walt Disney Company took over the internet today to reveal a series of trailers, first look photos, and various announcements about upcoming movies and TV shows coming to Disney+ over the next couple years. This included a cavalcade of sneak peeks at upcoming Disney+ TV shows from Marvel Studios, a glimpse at the "Star Wars" series "Obi-Wan Kenobi," a new animated series from Pixar Animation, and the return of the  "Cars" franchise in TV form. Plus, we got first looks from...
Tags: Television, Movies, Zach Braff, News, Disney, Earth, Fox, Walt Disney Company, Will Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Pixar, Amy Adams, Lucasfilm, Hulu, Oscar Isaac, Peter Jackson

The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder Trailer: The Beloved Series Returns

"The Proud Family" originally debuted on The Disney Channel only a few days after the September 11th terrorist attacks, became a beloved family-friendly hit, and went off the air in 2005. Now, more than 16 years after it ended, Disney is bringing the original cast back in a revival of the show with a fresh animation style and a gaggle of famous guest stars. As part of the company's celebration of their made-up holiday, Disney+ Day, it released the first trailer for "The Proud Family: Louder and ...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Trailers, Disney Channel, Bobby, Pratt, Davidson, Trudy, Laurie Hernandez, Ralph Farquhar, Paula Jai Parker, Bruce W Smith, Suga Mama Karen Malina White

Encanto Featurette: How Disney Worked Its Magic On The Madrigal Family

In a mere two weeks, Disney will sprinkle more magic on the world with their latest feature film, "Encanto." This musical love letter to Colombia comes from Zootopia creators/directors, Byron Howard and Jared Bush, with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda. (The "Hamilton" creator also happens to be involved in three other 2021 musicals, which I guess makes him the new king of the genre.) Miranda wrote all the songs in the film, along with singer-songwriter Carlos Vives and based on some early buzz from ...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Miranda, Mariano, Zootopia, Encanto, Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Madrigal, Carlos Vives, John Leguizamo, Alan Tudyk

Olaf Presents Review: Josh Gad Shines In The Best Frozen Spin-Off Yet

If given the choice between going to a funeral or attending a one-man show, I'd pick crying in a stuffy room filled with strangers and ugly floral displays every single time. Attending a one-man show is the friend-of-actors equivalent of being asked to help them move. At least if you help someone move, you might get free pizza or gas money out of the deal. Outside of stand-up comedians, there are few people who can pull off a successful one-person show, but Josh Gad as Olaf the Snowman has done ...
Tags: Reviews, Television, Movies, Disney, Little Mermaid, Ariel, Jasmine, Olaf, Sven, Josh Gad, Gad, Olaf the Snowman, Olaf Olaf, Walt Disney Animation Studios Films, Olaf Presents, Ariel Ursula Jafar Scar Pumba Rapunzel Maui Moana

Encanto Early Buzz: An Enchanting, Colorful, And Heartfelt Family Musical

We've addressed in the past how 2021 has apparently turned into the Year of the Musical, some of which didn't turn out quite as expected and others that we are maintaining very high hopes for. "Encanto" is a relative break from the larger live-action trend this year, pouring all its vibrancy and musical energy into the medium of animation instead. The Colombia-set film has come with all sorts of built-in expectations ever since our first glimpse of the project, boasting an impressively wide rang...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Madrigal, Carlos Vives, Mirabel, Hoai Tran Bui, Walt Disney Animation Studios Films

Lightyear Trailer: Chris Evans Stars In Pixar's Buzz Lightyear Origin Movie

It's here, the moment all of us millennials have been waiting for: the "Lightyear" trailer has arrived. The one-and-a-half-minute teaser visual dropped on October 27, and it gives lead Chris Evans a lovely spotlight to settle into the iconic character of Buzz.The visual plays like an epic live-action sci-fi epic and begins with Buzz blasting off into space in his ship. Underscored by David Bowie's pitch-perfect song "Starman," the trailer shows off hypercuts of different exciting action scenes, ...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, America, David Bowie, Evans, Pixar, Chris Evans, Buzz, Buzz Lightyear, Angus MacLane, Star Command, Chris Evans Stars, Galyn Susman, Walt Disney Animation Studios Films

Olaf Presents Trailer: The Frozen Snowman Retells Disney Classics

Do you want to watch a snowman? "Olaf Presents" is betting that you do. If you live in a place that gets snow, maybe you're used to building snowmen, or singing along with songs about building them like the appropriately titled "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" But if you're here reading this, then it must mean you have some interest in watching more of the irrepressible snowman from "Frozen" and "Frozen 2," voiced by Josh Gad.Olaf is back ... and do my eyes deceive me, or is that a seashell bik...
Tags: Elsa, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Little Mermaid, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Anna, Olaf, Josh Gad, Arendelle, Shang Chi, Hyrum Osmond, Josh Gad Olaf, Jennifer Newfield, Walt Disney Animation Studios Films

A Boy Called Christmas: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Christmas in ... October? Sure, why not! It may not even be Halloween yet, but I guess there's no time like the present to kickstart the marketing machine for "A Boy Called Christmas," the latest in a long line of Netflix holiday movies of -- how shall we put it? -- varying degrees of quality. But either I'm naïve or an eternal o...
Tags: UK, Movies, China, Singapore, Turkey, Netflix, United States, Jim Broadbent, Kristen Wiig, Matt Haig, Nikolas, Blitzen, Gil Kenan, Sky Cinema, Miika, Monster House

Olaf Presents: Release Date, Cast, And More

As of now, we have no idea when or "Frozen III" might get off the ground. But that won't stop fans from getting an opportunity to head back to the kingdom of Arendelle to spend some more time with everybody's favorite naive little snowman. Olaf is getting his own animated series on Disney+ that will have him doing what he does best: telling stories. If you've seen "Frozen II," then you already know what to expect. For anyone else, we've got everything you need to know about "Olaf Presents" right...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Chris Buck, Olaf, Josh Gad, Jennifer Lee, Arendelle, Walt Disney Animation Studios Films, Frozen III, Olaf Presents, Walt Disney Animation Studios Read

Encanto First Impressions: Magical Disney Musical Brings The Vibrancy Of Colombia To Life

"Encanto" is the latest animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios — the landmark 60th feature from the studio, in fact. It's no small thing. "Encanto" counts "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as one of its chief creatives, as well as the directing duo being the $1 billion hit "Zootopia." Not only that, but it is wandering into new territory in the world of Disney animation. Namely, the nation of Colombia.Disney's latest tells the tale of the Madrigals, a special family living hidde...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Hamilton, Howard, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Maribel, Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Disney Animation, Stephanie Beatriz, Mirabel, Charise Castro Smith

How Two White Directors Made Encanto, Disney's Musical Love Letter To Colombia

Walt Disney Animation Studios has a major milestone coming up later this year with "Encanto" -- it's the 60th feature from the most iconic arm of the Disney empire. It also represents new territory for the studio, as they are branching out to bring the South American nation of Colombia to life on the big screen, a first for a major animated movie. "Zootopia" directors Byron Howard and Jared Bush headed up the project, alongside "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote songs for the film....
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Smith, Latin America, Hamilton, Bush, Howard, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Lin, Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Madrigal

The Filmmakers Behind Disney's Encanto Share How The Film Resonates With Them

"Encanto" is the latest animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Though it's walking on familiar ground, being a vibrant musical full of charming characters, it is also set to wander into new territory. Specifically, the nation of Colombia is at the heart of this tale from directors Byron Howard, Jared Bush, and Charise Castro Smith. But more than that, the movie is all about family. I recently attended a presentation for the film, which features music from Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Hamil...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, South America, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Smith, Byron, Jared, Howard, Encanto, Antonio, Maribel, Louisa, PEPA, Clark Spencer

The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming To Disney+ In October 2021

Spooky season is almost upon us and Disney+ has understood the assignment. Kind of. If you're looking for some ultra family-friendly Halloween specials, you've come to the right place, but if you're craving something with a little more edge, we recommend searching through the back catalogue or firing up a different streaming service. No matter what kind of October you're planning, we've got a recommendation.Besides the spooky selections, Disney's streaming service is unleashing some excellent no...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Mississippi, Disney, Muppets, Scarlett Johansson, Thor, North Carolina, Marvel Studios, Hans Christian Andersen, Bradley, Addison, Pugh, Johansson, Ed Asner

Encanto Trailer: Disney's Next Musical Heads To A Magical South America

Walt Disney Animation has another musical coming our way, this one with original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda no less. I'm talking about "Encanto," a story about a magical family and the one child, Mirabel, who has no powers.Here's the film's official synopsis, which gives us a more of a taste of what the movie will be about:The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto....
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, Trailers, South America, Diane Guerrero, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Madrigal, Walt Disney Animation, Mirabel, Charise Castro Smith, Carolina Gaitan

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