The Madrigal family may be back in the spotlight.
The Madrigal family lives in a magical house called the Encanto. Each member of the Madrigal family possesses a unique and extraordinary gift, except for the protagonist, Mirabel. Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz.
Encanto is a delightful Disney animated musical film that was released in November 2021. Directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, the film is set in Colombia and takes viewers on a magical journey filled with colorful characters, enchanting music, and a heartwarming story.
The story unfolds as the magic of the Encanto begins to fade, and the house shows signs of decay. This prompts Mirabel Madrigal to embark on a journey to discover the root of the problem and, in the process, find her place in the Madrigal family and community. Along the way, the Madrigals encounters various magical and endearing characters, each with their own quirks and abilities.
Encanto became a fan favorite movie due to the singalong music, with songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who previously worked on Hamilton and Moana. The soundtrack is a fusion of Latin rhythms and contemporary tunes, making it an instant hit with audiences. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” “Surface Pressure,” and “Dos Oruguitas” are just a few of the memorable songs that add depth and emotion to the story.
Encanto brought a grossing $256.5 million worldwide. Its true magic emerged when it became available for streaming on Disney+ +. Despite the immense popularity of Encanto, Disney has yet to announce a sequel or any spinoff projects officially. However, Disney World is making changes, allowing the franchise’s future at the parks. Disney World offers fans a meet and greet with Mirabel at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and maybe, in the future, an Encanto Land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
As for the highly anticipated Encanto 2, it appears that fans will need to exercise patience. While the film’s star, Stephanie Beatriz, who voiced Mirabel, has expressed her enthusiasm for reuniting with the Encanto team, she noted that they are currently occupied with projects like Zootopia 2, Frozen 3, Toy Story 5, and Live Action Moana. As a result, another adventure in the magical world of Encanto may have to wait.
In an interview with The Direct, Brad Simonsen and Yvett Merino, the producers for Disney Animation’s newest short, Once Upon a Studio, commented on the future of Encanto. They talked about the major projects that could soon be happening at Walt Disney World Resort, and while they didn’t have anything official to share, the comments essentially confirmed that the world of Encanto is not done, we might have to wait a while.
“… There’s different—we’re working closely with our friends in publishing and consumer products to make sure—there’s always different ideas and needs and wants for, for it to stay alive out there. But I don’t have anything official to say, but I love the ‘Encanto’ world and can’t wait to see it expand across the company.”
Fans’ imaginations run wild with possibilities for Encanto 2. One popular idea is to explore the next generation of the Madrigal family, delving into their unique powers and challenges. Additionally, the sequel could take viewers beyond the confines of the magical valley and introduce them to new, captivating landscapes and characters.
With Disney celebrating the company’s 100th anniversary, some Disney movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be coming to 4k, and Disney’s next movie to be released is Wish, which will be out November 22.
What would you like to see in an Encanto 2? New characters, different storylines, maybe talk about Bruno?