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The first trailer for Disney’s Encanto is a musical, magical overload

Encanto is set in an enchanted village nestled in the mountains of Colombia

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Disney’s newest animated film is a musical and magical fantasy. Encanto was first announced during Disney’s jam-packed investor day in December 2020. A brief teaser revealed nothing more than the magical house at the movie’s center, but a new trailer reveals a little more about the family and their cool powers — and shows off some of the infectious music.

Set in an enchanted village in the mountains of Colombia, Encanto follows the Madrigal family, who have all been granted magical abilities — except for Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz), the only family member without a special gift. But when something threatens their magic, it turns out that Mirabel might be the only one able to save it.

Encanto is directed by Bryon Howard (Zootopia) and Jared Bush (writer on Moana). Bush collaborated on the screenplay with Charise Castro Smith (of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House series) who’s making her feature film writing debut. The music is by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Encanto is set to hit theaters on Nov. 24.

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