Stars, filmmakers and special guests came together tonight at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre to celebrate Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 60th animated feature, “Encanto.” The voices behind the entire Madrigal family were in attendance, including Stephanie Beatriz (Mirabel), María Cecilia Botero (Abuela Alma), John Leguizamo (Bruno), Mauro Castillo (Félix), Jessica Darrow (Luisa), Angie Cepeda (Julieta), Carolina Gaitán (Pepa), Diane Guerrero (Isabela), Wilmer Valderrama (Agustín), Rhenzy Feliz (Camilo), Ravi Cabot-Conyers (Antonio) and Adassa (Dolores).
Joining them were filmmakers Jared Bush (director/screenwriter), Charise Castro Smith (co-director/screenwriter), Yvett Merino, p.g.a. (producer), Clark Spencer, p.g.a. (producer/president WDAS), Lin-Manuel Miranda (original songs by), Germaine Franco (original score composed by), and Jennifer Lee (EP, chief creative officer WDAS). Multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner, singer, songwriter and actor Carlos Vives performed “Colombia, Mi Encanto” from the film prior to the screening. More pics inside…
“Encanto” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 24, 2021.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “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 (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). 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 is directed by Jared Bush (co-director “Zootopia”) and Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”), and produced by Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer; the screenplay is by Castro Smith and Bush. “Encanto” features original songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”); Germaine Franco (“Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” “Little,” “Tag”) composed the original score.
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