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ENCANTO: The Disney Film That Portrays Colombia

The first trailer for the highly anticipated Walt Disney film "Encanto" shows the beautiful landscape of Colombia and a view that seems inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez.

The Woman Post | Carolina Rodríguez Monclou

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Disney has finally announced its 60th animated feature, which will follow "Raya and the Last Dragon" in fall 2021, "Encanto."

Walt Disney Animation Studios Executive Director Jennifer Lee noted, "Magical realism sets the musical stage as we travel to Colombia, where a magical family lives in an equally magical home."

The title "Encanto" represents a magical place born of its unique wonders where life itself becomes amazing. The film will be directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, the team behind "Zootopia" alongside Charise Castro Smith. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who lent his talents as a songwriter to Disney for "Moana," will write the songs for this film.

Recently, Disney's focus on ethnic-based stories has been outstanding, from "The Princess and the Frog" to "Raya and the Last Dragon" and even Pixar's "Coco." "Encanto" should fit perfectly between the lineup.

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The song of the trailer is "Colombia Tierra Querida" by Lucho Bermúdez, performed by Juan Carlos Bermúdez. The video, which shows elements of the coffee cultural landscape and the yellow butterflies that refer to the work of Gabriel García Márquez, is accompanied by a cry from Bermúdez announcing: "Colombia!"

Juan Carlos told Semana, "that a legendary cumbia by a teacher like Lucho Bermúdez not only serves as a link with the new generations, it is an invitation for children to set their sights on Colombia. Just the fact that my children are singing "Colombia Tierra Querida" already pays the entrance to the cinema ".

"Encanto" will take audiences to South America and feature a young woman from a family with magical powers. Unfortunately for the girl, she did not inherit any of her family's magic.

The film's producers have also worked on the smash hit "Ralph Breaks the Internet."

"Encanto" is one of the examples that the connection that Disney has developed with Latin America is stronger than ever. The Pixar film "Coco" already paid tribute to Mexican culture in 2017 and became a worldwide success by telling the story of Miguel, a Mexican boy who wants to dedicate himself to music and ends up living an adventure in the Land of Dead, to know his true family legacy.

According to The Disinsider, "The main character in the film will be a 15-year-old girl named Mariana, who is described as a "lovable, funny, fallible, fully human protagonist." She uses her humor to cover up difficulties with her self-esteem. a true comedian, similar to Lucille Ball. Mariana will also be the narrator of the film."

The message that comes with the trailer is "This fall, Encanto, the new film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, takes you to Colombia, where a magical family lives in a magical home. Directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, co-directed and co-written by Charise Castro Smith, and music written by Lin-Manuel Miranda".

After the success of the film about Mexican culture "Coco", the expectations of the new Disney project leave great expectations regarding this new story. The film will be released on November 4, 2021