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'Encanto' stars discuss power of cultural representation in new Disney movie

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The cast of the new Disney movie “Encanto” discuss the importance of cultural representation on the animated film landscape.
CHICAGO (WLS) — “Encanto” debuted at the top of the box office, making over $40 million during the long holiday weekend. It’s the biggest opening for an animated movie during the pandemic. Hosea Sanders talked to the stars who get to sing the Lin-Manuel Miranda soundtrack to bring their South American characters to life.”Absolute, total,100% dream come true,” said Stephanie Beatriz, who lends her voice to Mirabel. “I’ve been dreaming of being a Disney character voice since I was a little kid. This incredible adventure, lush, gorgeous film, I get to be me, a Colombiana Disney heroine.

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