Walt Disney Animation Studios marked 98th anniversary with a special video

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Walt Disney Animation Studios recently observed their 98th anniversary by sharing a special video showcasing their marvelous works. The cherry on the cake was the introduction of their latest project Encanto that marks the 60th animated feature film made by the stalwart studio.

The one minute and 36 seconds long video showcases their journey since the beginning. It beautifully draws the curtains on their amazing legacy by introducing their upcoming film Encanto, the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called Encanto.

The legendary studio started their operations on 16 October 1923. The video highlighting their works featured the title cards of their films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Alice in Wonderland and many more.

“On this day in 1923, Walt Disney Animation Studios was founded. Join us as we welcome our 60th animated motion picture, #Encanto,” they tweeted.

The animated feature film opens in theaters on 24 November 2021.

Critical Thinking actor John Leguizamo lends his voice to Bruno, Mirabel’s uncle who is gifted with the ability to see the future. The voice cast also includes Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel; María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother Alma also known as Abuela; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as Mirabel’s parents, Julieta and Agustín. 

Diane Guererro and Jessica Darrow are there as Mirabel’s sisters, Isabela and Luisa. Also lending their voices are Carolina Gaitán and Mauro Castillo as Mirabel’s aunt and uncle, Pepa and Félix; and Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Mirabel’s cousins Dolores, Camilo and Antonio, respectively.

The film features all-new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda known for Hamilton and Moana. It is directed by Byron Howard (Zootopia, Tangled) and Jared Bush (co-director Zootopia) and co-directed by Charise Castro Smith, the writer of The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez

Encanto is produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino. Bush and Castro Smith are screenwriters on the film. 

The filmmakers were deeply inspired by their research trip to Colombia during early development of Encanto as well as their continuous work with a group of expert consultants assembled through the course of the film’s production.

The new trailer immediately draws the viewers to the vibrant magical world of Encanto, taking you along Mirabel’s journey. Each child has been blessed with a magic gift unique to them—each child except Mirabel. But when the family’s home is threatened, Mirabel may be their only hope.

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