It looks like Disney is ready to kickstart its advertising for the upcoming animated film Encanto. They’ve shared a little video on Twitter to promote Latin superstar Maluma joining the voice cast of the film. Of course, the Colombian singer will also lend his singing voice to the upcoming film. He’ll play the character of Mariano. He’s the soon-to-be fiancé of Mirabel’s sister Isabela. He had the following to share on his casting in the film.
Encanto is such a magical movie. I’m from Colombia and the story is about a Colombian family. I’m proud to be part of this beautiful story. It means so much to me as I’m very passionate about sharing my country’s cultural values and story globallyMaluma
You can check out the video and first look at his Encanto character here:
Juan Luis Londono Arias, better known to fans as Maluma, made a name for himself in the last ten years across the world. With six albums released, his work on “#7DJ – Seven Days in Jamaica” put him on the map with Billboard, Latin Billboard Awards, VMAs, and the Latin GRAMMYs. He’s also set to appear in the upcoming film Marry Me featuring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. Given his experience as an actor and singer, he’s a great addition to Encanto which is eyeing a November 24th release. The film also features songs by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and is directed by Zootopia‘s Jared Bush.