Disney’s Encanto welcomes Colombian superstar Maluma to cast – cinelinx
Walt Disney Animation Studios welcomes global Latin superstar Maluma to Encanto voice casting.
– Disney’s Encanto (@EncantoMovie) October 21, 2021
Maluma lends his voice to the city’s idol, Mariano, the future fiancé of Mirabel’s perfect and poised sister, Isabela. “‘Encanto is such a magical movie, ”said Maluma. “I am from Colombia and the story is about a Colombian family. I am proud to be part of this beautiful story. It means so much to me as I am very passionate about sharing my country’s cultural values and history on a global scale.
Bringing an undeniable presence and memorable sound to the stage, Juan Luis Londoño Arias, known to his fans as Maluma, has skyrocketed the music scene over the past 10 years. Born and raised in Medellín, Colombia, the power of singing, songwriting and acting has taken hold in the American, Asian, Latin American, European and Middle Eastern markets. He has released six studio albums including his most recent, # 7DJ – Seven days in Jamaica, and has been recognized by the Latin GRAMMYS, Billboard and Latin Billboard Awards, VMA and MTV, among others. Next year, Maluma continues his acting career in Marry me, alongside Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson.
The film tells the story of the Madrigals, an amazing family who live in a wonderful and charming place called an Encanto. Each child received a unique magical gift — every child except Mirabel. But when the family home is threatened, Mirabel may be their only hope. The vocal cast also includes Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel; María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother, Alma alias Abuela; John Leguizamo in the role of Uncle Bruno de Mirabel; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as parents of Mirabel, Julieta and Agustín; and Diane Guererro and Jessica Darrow as sisters of Mirabel, Isabela and Luisa. Carolina Gaitán and Mauro Castillo as Mirabel’s aunt and uncle, Pepa and Félix also lend their voices; and Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as cousins of Mirabel Dolores, Camilo and Antonio, respectively.
Encanto contains brand new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) and is directed by Jared Bush (co-director Zootopia) and Byron Howard (Zootopia, Tangled), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (screenwriter The death of Eva Sofia Valdez), and produced by Yvett Merino, pga and Clark Spencer, pga Castro Smith and Bush are the writers of the film. Germaine Franco composed the original score.
Walt Disney Animation Studios Encanto hits theaters on November 24, 2021.