Disney’s animated film Encanto was released in theaters in November 2021, but it wasn’t until the movie landed on Disney+ shortly thereafter that it became a global phenomenon. The film was an instant hit with audiences and all eight of the movie’s songs made it to the Billboard Top 100 chart with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” reaching number 1.
Despite Encanto’s success, a sequel to the film has not been announced. In a recent interview with The Direct, producer Yvett Merino hinted that Disney is working on ways to “expand across the company.”
“I think we will continue to work on what that actually means. But we are so blown away by the reaction and how ‘Encanto’ kind of connected with so many people. We continue to look at different ways that we can keep the world alive. I know they teased a little bit of destination D23 about something ‘Encanto’ coming, possibly to one of the parks. And we love that…”
“… 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.”
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.
The film is directed by Jared Bush (co-director “Zootopia”) and Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”), and produced by Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer; the screenplay is by Castro Smith and Bush. “Encanto” features original songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”); Germaine Franco (“Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” “Little,” “Tag“) composed the original score.
Encanto is available to stream now on Disney+.
Source: The Direct