There is something magical about hearing Disney’s musical words, especially when it comes to a new entry, like the next one in 2021. Charm. This new musical will join the ranks of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella, The little Mermaid, Aladdin and Frozenthough, how will it compare?
We certainly know that it will differ from its predecessors, as Charm It will be the first Disney animated film to focus on a Latino character, before you say anything, Coconut is a Pixar movie, and even though Disney owns Pixar, it technically still makes Charm the first film of its kind for Mouse House.
Here’s everything we know Charm.
What is the plot of ‘Encanto’?
Charm tells the story of the magical Madrigal family, in particular Mirabel, the only member of the family who has not been given special power (i.e. super strength, talking to animals, transforming into other people, to name a few). But she may be the only one in her family who can help when things start to go wrong. Here’s the official Disney synopsis:
“Walt Disney Animation Studios” Charm tells the story of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wonderful and charming place called Encanto. The magic of the Charm has blessed all the children in the family with a unique gift, from super strength to the power to heal, all children except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Charm is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, could be the last hope of her exceptional family.
Who is in the cast of ‘Encanto’?
Leading the voice cast is actress Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel. This will be one of the first leading roles of Beatriz, best known for her role as detective Rosa Díaz in Brooklyn nine nine and has also starred In the heights, BoJack Horseman and a recurring guest role in Modern Family.
Beatriz will join Charm by the likes María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz, Carolina Gaitán, Ravi Cabot-Conyers and John Leguizamo.
Who are the directors of ‘Encanto’?
A team of three helped lead Charm; They are Byron Howard, Jared Bush and Charise Castro Smith. This will be the fourth film that Howard directs for Disney, having previously directed Screw, Tangled up and Zootopia.
For Bush, Charm will be his second directorial effort, both with Howard, as he was also a director on Zootopia. Bush was also one of the screenwriters of Zootopiaas well as Disney Moana. He also helped write the script once again for Charm, along with Castro Smith.
Most of Castro Smith’s career thus far has come from writing, but not typically Disney content. He has previously written episodes for Devious maids and The curse of Hill House, most notably. Charm is serving as her directorial debut.
There is another member of the creative team that is worth mentioning, although he is not the director of the film, and he is Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Emmy-, Grammy- and Tony-winning star wrote all of the original songs on Charm, so you can imagine that they will be quite catchy.
When is the release date for ‘Encanto’?
Disney is giving a Christmas launch for Charm, which opens in theaters on November 24, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
It is important to note that Disney is not currently planning a simultaneous day and date release on Disney Plus for Charm. For the past year and a half, Disney has been releasing nearly all of its movies on Disney Plus, either free to subscribers (Soul, Luca) or available through the Disney Plus Premier Access feature, which allows subscribers to purchase the movies for $ 30, at which point they will have them forever. While that strategy was generally successful, the box office of Shang-Chi and the legends of the ten rings, which was shown exclusively in theaters, helped convince Disney to opt for exclusive 45-day window displays for the rest of its 2021 movie roster.
With that theatrical window of 45 days, Charm possibly eligible for on-demand streaming or streaming around Jan 7, 2022, although Disney has not announced any time frame for a streaming debut (FYI, Shang-chiThe broadcast’s debut is about three weeks after it would, in theory, have been eligible for the broadcast.) But every time it appears online, you can bet that Disney Plus will be the first place it will appear.
Is there a trailer for ‘Enchantment’?
Disney shared a Charm Advance during the summer, but now it has come out with the official trailer of Charm. It shows great animation, provides a sample of the film’s soundtrack, and exposes the basics of the plot. Check it out below.