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Disney’s “Encanto” wins the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature!

The Golden Globe Awards were held last night, but because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the ceremony was untelevised, and there was no television audience.

All week long, there had been jokes circulating the social media platforms that sounded something like this one, tweeted by comedian Conan O’Brien.

The jokes were reminiscent of a seemingly age-old question: If a tree falls in the woods, and there’s no one in the woods, does it still make a sound?

But in addition to the fun and frivolity brought about by the jokes and fun-poking about the Golden Globe ceremony, there was also plenty of celebrating as some of the best-loved offerings on television and on the big screen won the admiration and (virtual) accolades of the (non-existent) audience, including Walt Disney Studios’ 60th animated film, Encanto, directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush.

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Encanto won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, and it’s no wonder, as Encanto was already the highest-grossing animated film of 2021–even though it was just released at the theater on November 24, 2021, and on the Disney+ streaming platform on Christmas Eve.

Walt Disney Studios’ 60th animated feature, Encanto, leaves little to be desired and much to be celebrated. The film draws you in from the beginning as it tells the story of the amazing Madrigal family that lives deep in the Colombian mountains. The family has been blessed with a miracle, and every member of the family–except for Mirabel–has a unique gift or ability. But it’s Mirabel who teaches the rest of the family about what matters most in a family–and it has nothing to do with talents and abilities.

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The film features amazing music, as well as state-of-the-art animation infused with the colors of a vibrant, beautiful palette. It’s no wonder the film was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature! Well deserved, indeed!


About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!