We are talking about how Bruno’s character changed in the process of creativity.
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.”
Also, Mirabelle’s singing in “Family Madrigal” the fastest singing the character was to make in Disney history.
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.
Fan-favorite Louise’s “Surface Pressure” was actually inspired by Lin-Manuel’s older sister Miranda.
Meanwhile, Lin says the character he most identifies with in the film is a little boy drinking coffee.
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:
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.
The idea for the song came from “the one thing” in every family that everyone talks about, even if you’re not supposed to.
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:
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.
“Dos Orugitas” this is the first song that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote from beginning to end in Spanish.
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.”
In fact, each of the gifts of the Madrigal is designed to have a specific connection with a traditional role in the family.
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.
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”.
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.
Because the Madrigal family is so large, the filmmakers used color schemes for their clothing to identify the smaller units in the extended family.
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.