Angela Solorzano, Staff Writer

 On November 24, 2021, the movie Encanto was officially released to the public. But what’s it about? Well it started off where The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift, every child except for Mirabel. However, she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in Danger. There may be a little bit of spoilers! 

Every time when a child is born, a couple years after being born they are given a gift by their interests and personality. This is the same for everyone except for Mirabel. After Mirabel never getting her gift, her abuela, worries of other children not getting their gifts. This is all until Antonio, youngest member of the Madrigal family gets his power.  There is a secret Abuela never likes to talk about, her son Bruno, who is Mirabel’s uncle who went missing several years prior due to disappearing after seeing a vision he never wanted to see. 

This movie has been trending after being released. There is a bunch of music that is very catchy, such as, ¨We Don’t About Bruno¨ which has been such a big hit. People have compared the movie to ¨Coco,¨ but  it still has its differences. Though Coco is set in Mexico and Encanto is set in Colombia, Camilo seems to greet a woman who looks a lot like a younger Mama Coco when the family is welcoming guests for Antonio’s ceremony, but it is definitely not the same and has a totally  different setting and theme. 

The creators of Encanto have put a lot of effort and time into making this movie enjoyable. The setting is in Colombia; they even had the same foods and clothes. It is available in English and Spanish!