Is Disney giving Encanto a sequel?

Virgin Radio

10 Jul 2022, 18:52

C'mon Disney and tell us!

If you've seen Encanto, you'll know that it's one of best Disney offerings of the animation giant's modern era.

Set in Columbia, the 2021 film follows a multigenerational family, the Madrigals, led by a matriarch (María Cecilia Botero) whose children and grandchildren - except for Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz) - receive magical gifts from a miracle that helps them serve the people in their rural community called the Encanto. When Mirabel learns that the family is losing their magic, she sets out to find out what is happening - and save her family and their magical house!

The animated film, which was released last November, became a huge hit grossing over $256 million worldwide, but Disney is yet to confirm a sequel. And yet, maybe one of the film's stars has let it slip that a second film is happening...

During an Instagram Live session last week, singer Adassa, who voices Dolores Madrigal in the film, gave fans hope that a sequel is coming after she said Encanto was "preparing for its next amazing phase".

Adassa, alongside the rest of the film's voice cast, appears on Encanto's signature song, 'We Don't Talk About Bruno'. According to the Official UK Charts Company, at the time of writing, the song has hit over 84 million streams and over half a million combined sales.

Encanto is the first ever Disney film to have produced a number-one song and a number-one album. It stayed at the top of the UK charts for seven consecutive weeks.

The film was highly acclaimed by critics, with many lauding the movie's representation of Colombian culture.

Cast member Diane Guerrero - who voices Mirabel's sister Isabela - previously told Digital Spy; "To get to do a film like this is incredible. I visit Colombia so much and I've never even seen, like, a cartoon that is based [there]. You know, where you see people eating empanadas, and all the colours of the flag... Our little sandals and all of that stuff being represented. I really do feel seen and I feel like a lot of people here are going to appreciate this film.

"I feel like this is a film that Colombia needs, especially after all the turmoil that it's had and how it's been represented in the media. I think Disney is really doing a good thing and people are really going to love it."

Fingers crossed that a second film is on its way!