Wadia mean, we don’t talk about Bruno? These days it seems like everyone is doing just that. Disney’s Hit Animated Music Attraction came to theaters in November and , The coronavirus pandemic has limited Encanto’s time in theaters, but it can be seen again and again on Disney Plus. And with its catchy Lin-Manuel Miranda songs like We Don’t Talk About Bruno and Surface Pressure, it’s easy to do.
If you’ve been spending an excessive amount of time wandering the world of Encanto, here are 13 fun facts you might not have known about the world of the magical Madrigal family.
WARNING: Spoilers for Encanto ahead.
What does the title Encanto mean?
You can translate “encanto” from Spanish as attraction or attraction, or think of it as attraction, or attraction. Not only is the casita in Encanto enchanted by magic, but the entire Madrigal family takes that charm and joy with them.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Inspired Many Bruno Memes
Actor John Leguizamo voices Bruno, the Madrigal member the family doesn’t talk about (except they totally do). The Madrigals are a Colombian family, and Leguizamo himself was born in Bogotá, Colombia, so the casting seems spot-on there. But many fans saw similarities between Bruno and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda in both the appearance and the importance of their roles. While Miranda hasn’t publicly said that she ever thought of taking on the role herself, the idea of landing the role has inspired a lot of memes.
One fan tweeted, “I just saw a TikTok of a guy who said Bruno Madrigal looks like Lin-Manuel Miranda if Hamilton never made it to Broadway.”
Another said, “How many people do you think it took for Lynn to get back from voicing Bruno?”
Bruno is hidden in the movie poster
Look carefully at the Encanto poster crowded with the Madrigal family. It’s not… Yes, it’s Bruno, the mysterious Madrigal the family doesn’t like to discuss, hiding under his green cloak in the far left of the poster, next to a tree trunk .
Beauty and the Beast inspired the opening song
Remember the opening number from 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, in which Belle is walking around her village singing about the people there? That concept inspired Miranda’s opening number in Encanto, The Family Madrigal, in which Mirabel introduces her magical relatives and their powers.
“I was really inspired by Beauty and the Beast, Belle, for our opening number,” Miranda told the Los Angeles Times, “We wanted to bring the complexity of a family to the screen. And that means moving your hands around them, not letting them distract you in the story process, where you focus on the main character and their quest. We have to be super clear about who it is, how they relate, what they can do, and how it relates to our main character.”
Mirabelle’s skirt pays tribute to her family members
Clothes matter in Encanto. All the members of Mirabelle’s family have a symbol of their gift somewhere on their clothing. (Check out the barbell on super-strong Louisa’s skirt, or Pepa’s Sunshine earrings, because her emotions control the weather.) But Mirabelle, who starts the film with no presents, has them all embroidered on her skirt. , including a candle for Abuela. , a chameleon for the shape-shifting camillo; Animals for Antonio; even more.
One fan said in a tweet, “My favorite detail about Encanto is that every character has a symbol of their miracle on their clothes except Mirabel, who has symbols for the entire family.”
Take a look at Agustin’s outfit too
Encanto director Jared Bush explains that Mirabelle’s father, Agustin, also replicates his family in his organization.
“Augustine added three of her daughters to her outfit – flowers for Isabella, a sock with symbols of Louisa, a sock in the style of Mirabelle’s embroidery,” Bush explained in a tweet.
What is Mirabel’s gift in Encanto?
Big spoiler, but when a young Mirabelle tries to retrieve her magical gift, nothing happens. She seems to be a mogul from the Madrigal family, in reference to Harry Potter. But in the film, when Mirabelle is finally able to put her hand on a door knob after a failed childhood attempt, it brings the magical casita of Madrigals back to life. Perhaps his greatest gift is the power to keep his family, his home and all their magically separate gifts together and thriving.
Again, the fact that she cannot attend church or have visions of the future is less important than her love for her family. As one funny fan pointed out on Twitter, the film shows that “Mirabel is an independent and capable individual, who is just as deserving of love and acceptance as the rest of her family, and so much attention to one aspect of a person’s identity.” Focusing. Can be emotionally and psychologically damaging.”
Yet the audience demands to know: “Okay, but what is his gift?”
Hercules and Cerberus
In Luisa’s super-catchy song Surface Pressure, she musically wonders, “Did Hercules ever say ‘Yo, I don’t want to fight Cerberus?'” Cerberus is the three-headed dog who guards the gates of the underworld in Greek mythology. does, but it could also be a Disney movie reference. In the 1997 Disney film Hercules, strongman Herc tame Cerberus, so this reference might be a smart reminder of that movie.
Lin-Manuel’s sister inspired Luisa’s song
Under pressure, Luisa sings of how the burdens of the family are often passed on to them without asking, as they are accustomed to carrying them without complaint. The song was inspired by Miranda’s own sister, Luz, who is six years older than her.
“She takes on more responsibility than I do – I pretty much knew I was a little brother who got away with everything – so superficial pressure is a love letter to my sister,” Miranda told The Washington Post,
And Luz seems really like Luisa, even…