Main Character Casting Revealed for Disney’s New Film “Encanto”

Disney recently announced that the new animated movie “Encanto” will be coming to cinemas on November 24th, 2021. It wasn’t until this week that we knew casting for this film and we are excited for what we learned.


Encanto 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. 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.


According to the Illuminerdi, actress Stephanie Beatriz, will be playing the main character, “Maribel”.  She is best known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz in the NBC comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.  She has also provided her voice to a number of animated movies & shows including “Ice Age: Collision Course”, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”, “Ducktales”, “Bob’s Burgers” and “Elena of Alavor”.

Recently The DisInsider revealed details on the character: The main character of the film will be a 15-year-old girl named Maribel who is described as a “lovable, funny, fallible, utterly human protagonist”. She uses her humor to cover up struggles with her self-worth. She is a true comedienne, akin to Lucille Ball. Maribel will also be the narrator of the film.

We are excited to see what this new animated film brings and it is promising a great message as well as new songs by Emmy, GRAMMY and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. Stay tuned for more on this up and coming film.

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About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.