18 Encanto Behind The Scenes Facts

We are talking about how Bruno’s character changed in the process of creativity.

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Mirabelle is the first main animated female Disney character wear glasses – and one of the reasons she does this is because her name comes from the Spanish word “Mira” meaning “to look.”



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It also symbolizes one of the main themes of the film – looking at things and people from a different point of view.

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Also, Mirabelle’s singing in “Family Madrigal” the fastest singing the character was to make in Disney history.



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The song also has a very difficult part, Lin-Manuel Miranda says he wrote to sound like a horn part, but he knew Stephanie Beatriz could handle the vocals.

Fun fact: musician Alejandro Alvarado really tried play a role on a tube in a TikTok video, and Lin shared it on Twitter.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda actually wrote The Family Madrigal at the very beginning of the film’s development process – long before they knew how it would end.



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“I wrote this opening number before we had the second act or the third act of our film, because we needed it for ourselves to keep track of everyone. And these names may change and the forces may change, but we know that the audience will need a guide and Mirabelle will be our guide, so let’s write this song early,” Lin explained at the press conference.

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Fan-favorite Louise’s “Surface Pressure” was actually inspired by Lin-Manuel’s older sister Miranda.

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“I am the child of the family. I have a sister who is six years older than me and she has a bad deal,” said Lin. Diversity… “This song is my love letter and an apology to my sister for making it easier for her. I have seen my sister cope with the pressure of being the oldest and carry a burden that I have never had to bear. I remember my parents waking my sister up to build the He-Man Playset for Christmas before I woke up. They wanted it to be fully assembled when I woke up on Christmas morning. I put all that longing and all those moments into Louise.”

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Meanwhile, Lin says the character he most identifies with in the film is a little boy drinking coffee.

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“My grandmother started giving me coffee when I was six years old,” Lin says. said Kelly Clarkson on The Kelly Clarkson Show… “I have a coffee cup tattoo.”

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When Lin wrote “Colombia, Mi Encanto”, he tried his best to direct Carlos Vives – so it was a full circle moment when Carlos finished recording the song for the film:

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Fans have definitely noticed that “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” follows a style of musical theater that Lin-Manuel really perfected on several projects with songs like “Non-Stop” from Hamilton and “96000” from in the heights, where each character sings their own verses, overlapping each other.

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“Everyone sings the same chord progression with completely different rhythms and completely different intonations,” Lin explained. in a short film about the music in the film. “It was a really fun way to just get to know all the family members.”

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The idea for the song came from “the one thing” in every family that everyone talks about, even if you’re not supposed to.

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Lin joked that this song: “Capture a very specific thing, which is: “We should not talk about this … all We are talking about.”

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Although we all know Bruno as a sweet, kind and completely misunderstood guy (who is objectively No 7 feet tall), Bruno was originally written to be more gritty than the character we fell in love with on screen:

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“My character changed. When I started, I was a little bolder. They tore me apart until I turned into an emotional puddle. And then somewhere around they created Bruno. So I started a little bolder, and then I became a little more vulnerable and a little more clumsy,” said John Leguizamo, voice of Bruno. Collider

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Lin wrote “Waiting for a Miracle” in a completely different rhythm, more like a waltz, to symbolize that Mirabelle is a stranger in her family.

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“Dos Orugitas” this is the first song that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote from beginning to end in Spanish.

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“It’s a little outside of my comfort zone,” Lynn explained. The Kelly Clarkson Show… “I speak Spanish, but my vocabulary is not that big.” Lin revealed that he wanted to write a folk song that sounded like it had always existed, and of course it was filled with emotion. “My very cool cucumber wife was in tears and said, ‘This is the best song you’ve ever written,'” he said. Fandango

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The writers decided that the children of Madrigal would have a gift-giving ceremony exactly at the age of five, because they believed that this was a typical age. when “children’s labels start to stick.”

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In fact, each of the gifts of the Madrigal is designed to have a specific connection with a traditional role in the family.

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In a press release, Disney’s creative team explained that Juliet’s healing power through food is reminiscent of comforting family recipes, Louise’s power represents the “stone” of the family, Isabela is the golden child, and Camilo’s shapeshifting represents a teenager still trying to figure out who he is.

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Idea for Encanto started a long time ago Zootopia (2016) production has ended, the creative team says in a press release. It was previously directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard. Moana even hit theaters in 2016.

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The couple worked for both Zootopia and Encanto together.

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Team originally considered giving Agustin and Felix powers when they married into the Madrigal family, but ultimately decided to leave that only to Madrigal’s children to represent “family roles and expectations”.

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All the filmmakers, along with the Colombian Cultural Foundation, traveled to Colombia to conduct research, and Lin immersed himself in communication with various Colombian musicians in search of songwriting inspiration.

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“We went to Cartagena. We went to Bogota. We went to the city of Palenque. We climbed up the mountains to a town called Barichara, sort of exploring the incredible diversity of Colombian culture and life, and listening to music at every stop on our journey.” Lin told NPR

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Because the Madrigal family is so large, the filmmakers used color schemes for their clothing to identify the smaller units in the extended family.

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Juliet and Agustin’s side is rendered in cool colors, while Pepa and Felix’s side is rendered in warm colors, according to a press release from the creative team.

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And finally, even before any other details of the film were established, the makers knew one thing: it would be a film about a family.

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“We thought it would be great to tell the story not just about a couple of characters, but about a big extended family,” director Byron Howard shared in production notes. “We wanted to celebrate and try to understand how the complex dynamics in large families actually work. How well do we know our families? How well do they know us?

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