Lin-Manuel Miranda hints new Disney Animation project

Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared via video chat on an episode of Good Morning America (ABC) to discuss the filming and streaming launch of Hamilton on Disney+ and how he and his family are keeping busy during covid-19 lockdown. Miranda revealed a new, musical animated feature project in the works with Disney. He wrote original songs for the studio’s 2016 hit Moana, including the Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning tune How Far I’ll Go. “The other thing I’m working on, I’m actually writing a new animated musical with Disney Animation,” Miranda said on the show. “I’m collaborating with the Zootopia guys and Jared Bush, who wrote Moana with me.” Bush also co-directed and co-wrote Zootopia, directed by Byrond Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet). “The new project is set in Colombia, in Latin America, and that’s all I can say before Bob Iger just shows up in my apartment,” he added, referring to the Walt Disney executive chairman. The new untitled project will add to Miranda’s slate, which also includes songwriting for Sony Pictures Animation’s Vivo, a CG musical comedy which follows a capuchin monkey with a thirst for adventure and a passage for music, who makes the treacherous journey from Havana to Miami to fulfill his destiny. Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) is directing the pic, which is slated for release 4 June 2021.