Zootopia Filmmakers Team for Colombia-Set Animated Pic Encanto
During its section of the Disney Investor Day presentation, Walt Disney Animation Studios officially unveiled their next project as the Colombia-set Encanto with Zootopia co-director Byron Howard (Zootopia, Tangled), co-writer Jared Bush (Zootopia), and co-director Charise Castro Smith (The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez) attached. Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to provide original songs for the project. You can check out a teaser for the movie below!
Encanto tells 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 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 film features all-new songs by Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana, In the Heights).
Encanto is produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on November 24, 2021.