Encanto: The Story of a Miracle

Bhavyaa Saxena, Reporter

From the creators of Moana and Zootopia, Disney presents…Encanto! This movie tells the tale of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live in a wondrous and magical home called Casa Madrigal. Each child within the family has been blessed with a magic gift unique to them—each child except Mirabel. But when the family’s home is threatened, Mirabel may be their only hope. 

The voice cast includes Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel; María Cecilia Botero as Maribel’s grandmother Alma (aka Abuela); John Leguizamo as Bruno; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as Mirabel’s parents, Julieta and Agustín;  and Diane Guererro and Jessica Darrow as Mirabel’s sisters, Isabela and Luisa. Also lending their voices are Carolina Gaitán and Mauro Castillo as Mirabel’s aunt and uncle, Pepa and Félix; and Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Mirabel’s cousins Dolores, Camilo and Antonio, respectively. 

The film features all-new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed by Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”) and Jared Bush (co-director “Zootopia”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”) and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino. Bush and Castro Smith are screenwriters on the film. This movie was my personal favorite because of the songs, especially the song about Bruno. It was also a movie many people can connect to because Mirabel wanted to prove herself to the rest of her family and I think many of us want to prove ourselves to our parents and show them the things we can do to make them proud. But in the end, it’s the love of the family that helps create miracles and that was the best message this movie could give.