Musicals, songs and Lin-Manuel Miranda were everywhere in 2021, including the hit Disney animated film Encanto (Walt Disney Pictures), developed by the same creative team behind the hit Moana.
Built around Miranda’s infectious songs and composer Germaine Franco’s original score, Encanto tells the story of the Madrigal family in Colombia, who have to flee their village and stumble upon a hidden magical (yet disappearing) world. It’s a nod to magical realism and the legacy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the tradition of the genre. It’s ripe for Disney’s rich and vibrant colors and for Miranda’s songs.
The film premiered in Los Angeles on November 3, 2021, and was released in theaters in the United States and Canada on November 24. It was the highest-grossing animated film of the year, but took off even more with its debut on Disney+ on Christmas Eve 2021.
The soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 chart, and the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” reached Number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest chart position by a Disney song in 26 years
In the sound and music categories for Oscar consideration, “Dos Oruguitas,” written by Miranda, qualified for the Best Original Song shortlist; the original score by composer Germaine Franco made the shortlist for Best Original Score.
Voting for Final Nominees for the 94th annual Academy Awards begins January 27, 2022.
Sound editorial and mixing took place at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, Calif
Sound Editorial and Mixing
David E. Fluhr, Re-recording Mixer
Gabriel Guy, Re-recording Mixer
Shannon Mills, Supervising Sound Editor
Nia Hansen, Sound Designer
Derek McGinley, Assistant Re-recording Mixer
Jeff King, Assistant Re-recording Mixer
Cameron Barker, Assistant Supervising Sound Editor
Justin Doyle, Sound Effects Editor
Samson Neslund, Sound Effects Editor
Qianbaihui Yang, Sound Effects Editor
John Roesch, Foley Artist
Shelley Roden, Foley Artist
Scott Curtis, Foley Mixer
Alyssa Nevarez, Foley Editor
Brad Semenoff, Supervising Dialog Editor/ADR Editor
Bill Higley, Original Dialog Mixer
Paul McGrath, Original Dialog Mixer
Richard Quinn, Dialog Editor
Doc Kane, ADR Mixer
Germaine Franco, Original Score Composed By
Lin Manuel Miranda, Original Songs By
Alvin Wee, Score Mixer
David Boucher, Music Mixer
Angie Rubin, Score Music Editor/Music Editor
Can Yesilyurt, Music Editor