Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature taps the hugely popular Latin singer as the voice of Mariano, the film’s handsome heartthrob – check out his character’s image and shout-out on Twitter; film hits theaters November 24, 2021.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has welcomed Maluma to the Encanto voice cast. The popular Latin singer lends his voice to town heartthrob Mariano, the soon-to-be fiancé of Mirabel’s perfect and poised sister Isabela.
Juan Luis Londoño Arias, known to his fans as Maluma, was born and raised in Medellín, Colombia; the singing/songwriting/acting artist has crossed over into the American, Asian, Latin American, European, and Middle Eastern markets, releasing six studio albums including his most recent, #7DJ - Seven Days in Jamaica. He’s been recognized by the Latin GRAMMYS, Billboard and Latin Billboard Awards, the VMAs, and MTV, among others. Next year, Maluma continues his acting career in Marry Me, alongside Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson.
“Encanto is such a magical movie,” he shared. “I’m from Colombia and the story is about a Colombian family. I’m proud to be part of this beautiful story. It means so much to me as I’m very passionate about sharing my country’s cultural values and story globally.”
— Disney's Encanto (@EncantoMovie) October 21, 2021
In the film, the magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.
The voice cast also includes Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel; María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother Alma aka Abuela; John Leguizamo as Mirabel’s estranged Uncle Bruno; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as Mirabel’s parents, Julieta and Agustín; and Diane Guererro and Jessica Darrow 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.
Encanto features all-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 (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”), and produced by Yvett Merino, p.g.a. and Clark Spencer, p.g.a. Castro Smith and Bush are screenwriters on the film. Germaine Franco composed the original score. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto opens in theaters November 24, 2021.
Source: Walt Disney Animation Studios