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Lin Manuel Miranda and Disney filmmakers traveled Colombia to prepare for ‘Encanto’

The Madrigals live in a magical house, and each member of the large family has a magical gift.

She’s voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, an actress from TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and the film “In The Heights.” There is another member of the family, Bruno, voiced by John Leguizamo.

To prepare for “Encanto,” Lin-Manuel Miranda traveled with his father, Luis, and the filmmaking team in 2018.

MIRANDA: And I’m doing my best Carlos Vives impression as a songwriter.

DEL BARCO: Juan Rendon, who was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, was one of “Encanto’s” cultural consultants, so was Natalie Osma from Bogota.

It’s kind of like bad manners, so people point with their mouths a lot.

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