Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephanie Beatriz, and John Leguizamo Honor Music Education in New Featurette for Disney’s ‘Encanto’


In the new featurette for Walt Disney Animation Studios Encanto, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephanie Beatriz, and John Leguizamo discuss their partnership with the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation’s Scholarship Fund. The fund helps to develop future Latin music creators globally, along with expanding music education in Columbia.

The partnership is part of Disney’s mission to empower the next generation of storytellers.

“Disney’s commitment to diversity and inclusion via storytelling reflects our own mission to celebrate, elevate and preserve Latin music’s cultural heritage. With their generosity we will be able to continue to provide access to a quality education and invest in creating a pipeline of future LaTin music creators.”

Tanya Ramos-Puig, president of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation

The scholarship fund has provided nearly 300 scholarships over six years with an investment of $6 million and has also given students from 24 countries access to quality education.

Encanto tells the story of the Madrigals, a unique family who lives in the mountains of Columbia in a magical place called Encanto. Living in the enchanted area has gifted every child with abilities. Well, everyone except Mirabel. But hope is not lost when the young child becomes the family’s only hope when their home of Encanto becomes in danger. 

Encanto stars the voice acting of Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, and John Leguizamo. It’s written by Charise Castro Smith, Jared Bush, and Byron Howard, and directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and co-directed by Charise Castro Smith and features music by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton). Experience the magic of Encanto on November 24, only in theaters.

Advanced tickets are on sale now on Fandango.

Kailin is an avid book reader, and full time nerd. When she isn't writing for Nerds and Beyond, she is writing fan fictions, online role playing with her friends and binge watching her favorite shows. Her first fandom started with Buffy The Vampire Slayer and her life was forever changed. The 100 and Supernatural are her biggest obsessions. You can find her on twitter @kailinmaurine

Leave a Reply


Related articles

New Experiences Inspired by ‘Encanto’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ Could be Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

At today's Destination D23, Josh D'Amaro and Bruce Vaughn shared some insights into Walt Disney World's upcoming updates,...

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’: Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Cast

Demigods, your godly parents are finally starting to get faces put to the names. Another familiar face on...

‘Encanto At The Hollywood Bowl’ Special Headed to Disney+

Soon everyone will be talking about Bruno as Disney+ brings Encanto to life in a whole new way....

‘History of Evil’: Stephanie Beatriz and Paul Wesley to Star in Shudder Film

Shudder announced the cast for its upcoming original film History of Evil. Stephanie Beatriz and Paul Wesley will...