Encanto’s co-director Jared Bush shared an adorable clip on Twitter of Mirabel singing “You’re Welcome” from Moana. The loveable characters in Encanto have had a grip on audiences since it was first released back in November 2021. The film has reached enormous success in its short existence, quickly becoming a fan-favorite after its impressive opening weekend box office earnings and subsequent release on Disney+ over the Christmas holiday.
The film is filled with enchanting musical numbers created by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda. These songs have captivated viewers, managing to gain every song from the Encanto soundtrack a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is largely considered the most popular from the musical, as it hits the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking records and becoming part of trends on social media sites like TikTok.
Bush shared on Twitter that Stephanie Beatriz (the voice of Mirabel) used another song that Miranda wrote for Disney during her Encanto audition, which has since been animated. Beatriz is full of energy in the audition, singing “You’re Welcome” from Moana while showing off her adorable characterization. Frozen 2 animator Tony Smeed loved the clip so much that he decided to animate a short segment, having this excitable character playfully dance and jump. He highlights Mirabel’s well-intentioned awkwardness as she accidentally hurdles a pillow at an unamused Abuela. Check out the full clip below:
Encanto has only grown in popularity with its addition to Disney+, bringing in new viewers and allowing fans to rewatch. With Encanto’s success, there have been talks of more content, as Disney CEO Bob Chapek referred to the film as “the launch of a new franchise,” hinting at a potential sequel. Chapek isn’t the only one with thoughts of future Encanto content, as Miranda revealed he would love to explore the Madrigal’s story more. Miranda has discussed how easy it would be to transition this musical to stage and even mentions a seven-minute version of “All of You” that he has prepared for Encanto‘s would-be Broadway finale.
While there is no official confirmation of any of these plans, Disney appears to be very interested in this magical family. Encanto was recently nominated for several awards at the Oscars (including Best Animated Feature), which would definitely work in its favor at Disney, giving fans hope for future projects. While waiting for news of prospective sequels there is a plethora of Encanto fan-made content consistently being put out and, as seen above, Disney professionals are even getting in on the excitement.
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