I have been waiting for the movie Encanto by Disney ever since I heard that it was in the works. Colombia is dear to my heart. As Ecuadorian, we share many similarities with our Colombian neighbors. I have family in Medellín and many great friends around the Colombia and outside. That is why I feel this movie represents me and my family.

What is this new Disney’s movie about?

Encanto tells the tale of the Madrigals family, who live in Encanto, a vibrant and charmed town in a magical house hidden town in the mountains of Colombia. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift except one, Mirabel.

when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. 

Encanto is a movie about love, family and miracles. I am glad this movie captures the real essence and heart of the Colombian people that hasn’t been portrayed in film for the past 30 years.


Hola Música! Encanto’s Songs Are Beautiful

There is a lot of culture in the music. In fact, they recorded the music with Colombian percussionists and accordionists. The film features original songs that are Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and Carlos Vives!!!!!

My vallenato love came from listening to Carlos Vives. He is a native of Santa Marta, and he said that the song he sings is “a celebration of the magical diversity of Colombia.” Me dan ganas de bailar con su música. Viva Colombia! Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” opens in theaters November 24, 2021.

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5 Disney’s Encanto Children’s Books and Toys

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Kick off this season of giving by celebrating Colombia and Latin American with these beautiful children’s books about Disney’s new film Encanto. Here are a few of my favorite options:

Disney Encanto Little Golden Book

This Little Golden Book retelling the animated feature film is perfect for girls and boys ages 2 to 5, as well as Disney Little Golden Book collectors of all ages!

El don de una familia/The Gift of Family

Girls and boys ages 3 to 7 will love this 8×8 storybook based on the animated feature film

Disney Encanto: Movie Theater Storybook & Projector

Relive the adventure of The Walt Disney Animation Studio’s newest film, Encanto, in this book with a movie projector and 5 included discs with 20 beautiful images!

Disney Encanto Antonio’s Amazing Gift

Inspired by characters and scenes from the film, this brightly illustrated picture book celebrates a love of animals, new friends, and the magical gifts of the Encanto.

Mirabel and the Family Madrigal (Disney Encanto)

This sturdy tabbed board book based on the animated feature film is perfect for girls and boys ages 0 to 3!

And check out these toys:

Disney Encanto Mirabel Doll with Singing Feature and Magical Light Up Butterfly

Disney Encanto Isabela Fashion Doll with Dress, Shoes & Hair Pin

Disney Encanto Mirabel Doll & Antonio Doll Adventure Playset with Coati & Toucan

Can’t wait for this beautiful movie to come in theaters and have the world to see the beauty of Colombia and its people.

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