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Film REVIEW: Encanto - ★★★★★

Updated: Apr 9, 2022


available on Disney+


Director: Jared Bush, Byron Howard

Writer: Charise Castro Smith, Jared Bush story by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith, Jason Hand, Nancy Kruse, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Boterro, John Leguizamo, Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, Carolina Gaitan, Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama.

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Themes: Magic, Colombia, House


A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

Upon release, Encanto received critical acclaim for its music, animation, characterization, emotional impact, and cultural fidelity. Various reviews named magic realism and transgenerational trauma as the film's core concepts.



MIX UP REVIEWS:



Maisie (Age 6) - ★★★★★

"I like the colours and the songs, my favourite song is 'We Don't Talk About Bruno.' I give it a million trillion out of 10."



Aria (Age 7) - ★★★★★


Mila (Age 5) - ★★★★★


Stewart - ★★★★

"Fab vibrant animation and memorable songs as always from Disney. Nice to see the branching out in represention again as well. Great stuff."


Callum and his family met Jessica Darrow (who is the voice actor of Luisa) and she congratulated him for his recent win at The Mix Up Theatre Movie Awards




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Best Leading Actress - Stephanie Beatriz


ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 3

Best Animated Film

Best Original Score

Best Song - Dos Oruguitas - Lin Manuel Miranda


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1

Best Animated Film


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 3 WINS: 1

WINNER: Best Animated Film

Best Original Score

Best Song - Dos Oruguitas - Lin Manuel Miranda

 

Like this? Try these!....





  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - #40 - ★★★★★

  2. Toy Story (1995) - #53 - ★★★★★

  3. Big Hero 6 (2014) - #79 - ★★★★★

  4. Shrek (2001) - #80 - ★★★★★

  5. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - #105 - ★★★★

  6. Moana (2016) - #323 - ★★★★

  7. Frozen (2013) - #189 - ★★★★

  8. Finding Nemo (2003) - #353 - ★★★

  9. Up (2009) - #389 - ★★★

  10. Zootropolis (2016) - #508 - ★★★


There's more great animations - some of our favourites - to be found with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon. For more Disney specific you can't go wrong with Toy Story, Big Hero 6, Moana, Frozen, Finding Nemo, Up, Zootropolis - now that's a lot of fantastic family friendly animation viewing!





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