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Encanto (2021)."You can't hurry the future."

This week we venture to colorful Columbia to hop aboard the Lin Manuel Miranda jack-off train with a soundtrack of ADD rap/talk songs. Do we make it to our destination or does the house fall apart before we open the door? Find out this week with Encanto from 2021.


Storyline :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.

Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Charise Castro Smith

Awards: 53 Wins & 85 Nominations

Film Budget: $50,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $256,786,742


Lin Manuel Miranda is not really our cup of tea but we know people go gaga over these songs. Are we weird? Anyone else feel this way?


Magical House. Magical Family.

  1. Bruno was originally named Oscar, but his name was changed to better fit the song lyrics, "We don't talk about Bruno-no-no-no-no." Additionally, there was a legal snag over a number of real life Oscar Madrigals that led the filmmakers to change it.

  2. In 2018, directors Byron Howard and Jared Bush, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and other key members of the production, undertook an extensive trip to Colombia to immerse themselves in the culture. They met with artisans, chefs and architects, as well as visiting the major cities of Bogota and Cartagena. However, they were particularly inspired by the small town of Barichara. Indeed, the tourist guide that showed them around, Alejandra Espinosa Uribe, was hired as a technical consultant. She also inspired the look of Mirabel with her curly hair and oversized glasses.

  3. Mirabel dances her own way (literally to her own beat) when singing alone, but during the other Madrigals' songs, she does her best to learn and match their rhythms and dance "languages". A physically symbolic representation of her empathetic nature, and her desire for better communication with her family.

  4. Most of the Latin voices are from Colombian-born or Colombian-descent actors.

  5. Stephanie Beatriz auditioned for a part in the film by singing "You're Welcome" from Moana (2016).


Bop along to this instant classic movie on Disney+

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