Walt Disney Animation Studio’s musical drama Encanto won the Best Animated Feature film at the 79th Golden Globes Award, (recognsing the best animation film that was on offer in 2021). Encanto, Directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard is Disney Animation Studio’s 60th animated feature film and won the award beating WDAS’s Raya and the Last Dragon, Pixar’s Luca, Flee (indie documentary) and My Sunny Maad (indie drama).
This Latin American, Disney musical Encanto is also tipped to be an Oscar frontrunner for Disney in the Best Animated Feature. Encanto grossed over over $215 million worldwide and was the highest-grossing animated film of 2021. In India, it grossed over $161,000 (Box Office Mojo).
Encanto is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation (HFPA) conducts the annual Golden Globes Award in LA. This year Golden Globe Awards was a private ceremony and winners did not attend the Award function. HFPA announced winners in Twitter.
In the Columbia set Encanto, Walt Disney Animation Studios animated film tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.
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 (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). 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.
How Mirabel saves her family and home is the rest of the story.
Encanto is filled with magical realism and fresh music by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film features all-new songs by Emmy, GRAMMY and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed by Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”) and Jared Bush (co-director “Zootopia”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”), and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino; Bush and Castro Smith are screenwriters on the film.