Encanto swept up countless accolades during the last two award seasons, so get to know the loveable characters and cast of the Disney film.
If you haven’t heard of Encanto, where have you been for the last two years?
The fan-favorite production is Disney‘s first animated film based on a Colombian multigenerational family, as part of their recent efforts to spotlight ethnic minority cultures. 2021 was headed by the South American-inspired musical comedy, while the 2022 schedule was dominated by Turning Red – an ode to the East Asian upbringing.
The uplifting tale of Encanto was awarded at the Oscars and Golden Globes 2022. We can’t forget about its addictive songs, which collected trophies for best soundtrack at the Grammys 2023, among others.
Encanto follows the Madrigal family, where each member boasts a magical power they use to benefit their rural Colombia town. One member without powers, however, feels excluded. But when the magic is threatened, it’s up to the anomaly to save the tradition.
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Encanto’s fun-loving characters and their voice actors
Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel Madrigal
Mirabel Madrigal is Encanto’s 15-year-old protagonist, who, unlike her family, does not have a special power. Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress, Stephanie Beatriz, voices the character, and her perfect casting persuades the viewer in rooting for her mission to save Casita, the Madrigal’s sentient home.
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Jessica Darrow as Luisa Madrigal
Luisa Madrigal is Mirabel’s older and extraordinarily strong sister. She was blessed with super strength, but her ability is a burden on her shoulders – but she can probably carry it anyway.
Jessica Darrow is a Cuban-American actress and singer; Encanto was her second major role. Her song on the soundtrack, Surface Pressure, peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is one of Encanto’s most-loved tracks.
Diane Guerrero as Isabela Madrigal
Isabela is the Madrigal’s ‘perfect’ sister. She has the ability to make flowers bloom anywhere – even the concrete ground – and expertly swing on just about anything.
Diane Guerrero is best known for portraying Maritza Ramos, the Colombian-American inmate in Orange Is The New Black.
Maria Cecilia Botero as Abuela Alma Madrigal
Abuela Alma is the Madrigal matriarch and the source of the family’s magic. After witnessing her husband Pedro’s death, she became a tough mother and now grandmother to protect the family generations.
The role was voiced by Colombian telenovela star, Maria Cecilia Botero. With over 40 years in the entertainment industry, Encanto is her latest production.
Angie Cepeda as Julieta Madrigal
Julieta is the wise mother of Mirabel, Luisa, and Isabela. She is Abuela’s eldest daughter and was gifted the power of healing through food. In one scene, she heals MIrabel’s hand injury through her arepa.
If voice actress Angie Cepeda sounds familiar, you may have heard and seen her in thetelenovela,Pobre Diabla, and most recently as Violetta Franco in Paramount+ series, Halo.
John Leguizamo as Bruno Madrigal
Bruno, the character of the viral We Don’t Talk About Bruno song, has the power to see the future. The official black sheep of the family, he is estranged as his visions are viewed as misfortunes by his loved ones. He becomes the one who gives Mirabel the courage to save the Madrigals.
John Leguizamo has appeared in countless productions during his three-decade career, including John Wick, Romeo + Juliet, and The Mandalorian. Encanto isn’t his first voice role: he is the star behind Ice Age’s Sid the Sloth.
Wilmer Valderrama as Agustin Madrigal
Like his daughter, Mirabel, Agustin has no magical gift since he married into the family. His special trait is being accident-prone, but this means he’s the perfect match for Julieta, whose specialty is healing.
Agustin is voiced by That 70’s Show star Wilmer Valderrama. He is half Colombian from his mother’s side and Venezuelan from his father.
Carolina Gaitan as Pepa Madrigal
Pepa is Mirabel’s 50-year-oldaunt and Felix’s wife. She can control the weather with her mood, meaning there’s always a storm a-brewin’ due to her anxiousness.
Colombian telenovela actress, Carolina Gaitan, voices Pepa. The Disney animation was her first voice role, but she has lent her pipes to many themes song, including This Is Me for The Greatest Showman.
Mauro Castillo as Felix Madrigal
Felix is Mirabel’s carefree, yellow shirt-wearing uncle. He joined the Madrigals through his marriage to Pepa, meaning he lacks an ability of his own. That being said, his laidback personality is ideal in calming down his wife’s strong emotions.
Colombian musician and composer Mauro Castillo is the voice of Felix. A respected singer, Castillo is best known as a former member of Groupo Niche. He has worked with the likes of Oscar D’Leon, who is hailed as the Pharoah of Salsa, and Joe Arroyo.
Rhenzy Feliz as Camilo Madrigal
Mirabel’s cousin, Camilo, is the son of Pepa and Felix. With the power of shapeshifting, he’s always switching between his family members and uses it to his advantage – such as stealing another portion of food.
Feliz is the youngest cast member at 25 years old. You may know him from Marvel TV show, Runaways, as Alex Wilder, or as Aaron in Teen Wolf.
He is scheduled to star in HBO’s The Penguin, a The Batman spin-off led by Colin Farrell.
Adassa as Dolores Madrigal
21-year-old Dolores is Pepa and Felix’s eldest child. She has the gift of enhanced hearing, meaning she knows all the family gossip, but her quiet nature refrains her from dishing out the knowledge.
The character is voiced by reggaeton singer Adassa. Her parents are African-Colombian and she has worked with major reggaeton artists, such as Daddy Yankee and Pitbull. You can catch her vocals on the Don Candiani Reggaeton remix of Ciara and Missy Elliot’s 1,2 Step.
Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Antonio Madrigal
Encanto kicks off with five-year-old Antonio discovering his ability to communicate with animals. He is the youngest son of Pepa and Felix, meaning he is Mirabel’s cousin. Antonio can understand all animals, but he has a special bond with Parce the jaguar, Pico the toucan, and Chispi the capybara.
Born in 2011, voice actor Ravi Cabot-Conyers is 12 years old. His first role was an uncredited contribution to SNL, and while Encanto was his most high-profile job, he has recurred in Netflix’s #BlackAF series, and guest starred in Fox’s The Resident.
Malumaas Mariano Guzman
Last but not least, we have Maluma as the voice of Mariano Guzman.
Mariano is Isabela’s fiance and a Madrigal family neighbor. A love triangle ensues after it is revealed that Dolores has had feelings for Mariano for a period of time, but was unable to confess due to his betrothal to Isabela. Mariano, meanwhile, is smitten with Isabela because he’s “got so much love inside”.
Isabel, however, doesn’t want to marry and be the perfect daughter.
If you tune into mainstream music, you’ve most likely heard one of Maluma’s tracks, such as Hawai and Sobrio.
Born as Juan Luis Londono Arias, Maluma has scored countless award nominations at Latin music awards with collaborations alongisde The Weeknd and Shakira, to name a few.
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