Leading up to the Friday launch of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto on Disney+, a new featurette entitled “Behind the Lyrics” was just released.
In the featurette, Lin-Manuel Miranda—who wrote eight original songs for the film—teams up with the voice of Mirabel, Stephanie Beatriz, to share insights about several of the film’s songs, including “Dos Oruguitas”—a Critics’ Choice Awards nominee for best original song. Miranda, who visited Colombia with directors Jared Bush and Byron Howard in 2018, infused the songs with the rhythms, instrumentation and varied styles of the South American country’s music. “Encanto takes place in rural Colombia,” said Miranda, “and the music that comes out of Colombia is so beautiful.”
“There’s something that clicks inside [Mirabel] where she realizes the wheels are in motion for her to chase down her destiny. I like these heroine songs so much. We go on this major journey with the character and suddenly we know her better from the inside,” Beatriz adds.
Encanto begins streaming on Disney+ on Friday December 24th.