Here’s every character in Disney’s Encanto and how they compare to the real voice actors who play them. Encanto, the 60th film created by Walt Disney Animation Studios, explores Colombia’s magical beauty in a tale of individuality in which the young Mirabel Madrigal finds herself being the only member of her family without special abilities. In typical Disney fashion, Mirabel embarks on a journey of self-acceptance that makes her understand what really makes her special.
Encanto follows a trend started by Moana, which exchanges the classic Disney Princess tropes with real cultures that have the potential for a wide variety of stories. To better capture the country’s magic, directors Byron Howard and Jared Bush permeated Encanto with real Colombian locations, costumes, food, music and other cultural elements. One of Encanto’s highlights is the Latin American cast at the heart of the story.
From telenovela icons to Hollywood stars, Encanto brings together a large and talented ensemble ensemble. Although the film is fully 3D animated, each actor clearly gives their own signature to their respective character. Here’s what the voice is cast of Encanto looks and the previous roles they have played.
Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel Madrigal
Encanto‘s story centers on fifteen-year-old Mirabel Madrigal, the only member of the Madrigal family who does not appear to have a special magical gift. Best known as the grump with a heart of gold from Brooklyn 99detective Rosa Díaz, Stephanie Beatriz voices the young protagonist. Mirabel is the complete opposite of Rosa Díaz – awkward and a little clumsy, and with self-esteem issues due to her lack of special abilities. Besides Brooklyn Nine-NineStephanie Beatriz has also been known for her roles as Sonia in Modern Family and most recently Carla in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In the Heights. Beatriz also possesses considerable voice acting experience after voting Gina Cazador on BoJack HorsemanTiff ind Jurassic World Camp Chalkand the Liberator Deya and Nimue in Wizards: Tales of Arcadia.
John Leguizamo as Bruno Madrigal
Tony Award-winning actor John Leguizamo stars as Bruno Madrigal, Mirabel’s uncle. Like everyone else in the Madrigal family, Bruno possesses a unique superpower. In his case, it turns out to be the ability to see the future, but unfortunately all the way through EncantoBruno’s visions are bad mostly. Known for his role as Luigi in the infamous Super Mario Bros.Among other things, John Leguizamo has built up an admirable career over the years with roles as Tybalt Capulet in Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Violates in Spawnand Cholo in George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, just to name a few. Leguizamo also has experience as a voice actor, and his most notable voice role is Sid the Sloth in Ice age franchise. Recently, John Leguizamo has appeared as Aurelio in John Wick trilogy, Raymond Santana Sr. and Netflix’s When they see usand Gor Koresh in The Mandalorian.
Diane Guerrero as Isabela Madrigal
Fans of Doom Patrol will recognize Diane Guerrero for her performance as Jane. Guerrero voices Isabela Madrigal, Mirabel’s eldest sister. Isabela is held in high esteem by her family, but it is also clear Encanto that Abuela is tough on Isabela, such as forcing her to marry Mariano even though she was not interested in him. Appropriately, Isabella’s power involves invoking flowers at will, symbolizing both her beauty and her desire to flourish. In addition to her role as Jane, Diane Guerrero is known for playing Maritza Ramos in Orange is the new black and Lina Santillan in Virgin Jane. Guerrero’s voice acting roles include Vestia in Elena of Avalor and Jessica Cruz in the animated DC movie Justice League vs. The Fatal Five – The latter is a role that many DC fans have wanted her to portray in live-action, perhaps in HBO Max is on its way Green lantern series.
María Cecilia Botero as Abuela Alma
Maria Cecilia Botero plays Abuela Alma Madrigal, matriarch of Encanto. Abuela Alma flees with Julieta, Pepa and Bruno after losing her husband during an attack on their village. Although it’s somewhat unclear in Encanto what Abuela’s gift is, she owns the house that gives her family their strength and she is instrumental in keeping the family together. Although Maria Cecilia Botero’s work may not be as widespread as the work of John Leguizamo or Diane Guerrero, her legacy is certainly known through different generations of Colombian television. Her most famous telenovelas have been La Vorágine and Caballo Viejoand she has worked in numerous musical comedies, plays, and television shows.
Angie Cepeda as Julieta Madrigal
Angie Cepeda plays Mirabel’s mother, Julieta Madrigal. Julieta has possibly the most related power in the Madrigal family, which is the ability to heal others with her cooking. Angie Cepeda is a beloved actress in Colombian television, with appearances in series such as Las Juanas and Pobre Diablaas well as the 2006 film adaptation of Gabriel García Marquez Love in the time of cholera.
Jessica Darrow as Luisa Madrigal
Jessica Darrow portrays Luisa Madrigal, the subject of Encanto‘s “Surface pressure” song, and Mirabel and Isabella’s sister. Luisa is the muscle of the family, as her special ability is super strong. Jessica Darrow builds her acting career with Encanto after playing Sarah in The seven fish party and Taylor Reese ind After Hannah Stone.
Wilmer Valderrama as Agustín Madrigal
Wilmer Valderrama, best known for playing Fez in The 70’s show, plays Agustín Madrigal, Maribel’s good-natured father. Except for The 70’s showhas Wilmer Valderrama appeared in From Dusk to Dawn: The Series, grey’s Anatomy, and is known these days for his longtime role as Nick Torres in NCIS. Valderrama also voiced Gaxton in Pixar’s Forward.
Carolina Gaitán as Pepa Madrigal
Actress and singer Carolina Gaitán portrays Pepa Madrigal, Mirabel’s outgoing aunt. Although her originally planned gift would have destroyed EncantoPepas kraft in the film allows her to control the weather, an ability that could be considered one of the most powerful in the entire family. Carolina Gaitán continues to build a strong acting career with acclaimed roles in Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso and Narcos. Encanto marks a big step forward for her Hollywood presence after a small part as a singer in The greatest showmanthe theme “This Is Me”.
Mauro Castillo as Félix Madrigal
Singer and actor Mauro Castillo acts as Mirabel’s uncle, Félix Madrigal, who is married to Pepa and is the father of Dolores, Camilo and Antonio. Castillo has an impressive music career. He is a singer, trombone player and music producer who has worked with Grupo Niche, Oscar D’León and salsa legend Joe Arroyo. Castillo had a breakout appearance in the biopic series based on Joe Arroyo’s life story, in which he portrayed the singer’s best friend and fellow musician, Wilson Manyoma.
Rhenzy Feliz as Camilo Madrigal
Trickster Camilo Madrigal, Encanto‘s shapeshifter, played by Rhenzy Feliz. Best known for playing Alex Wilder in Marvel’s Runaways TV series, Feliz also appeared as Aaron in several episodes of Teen Wolf back in 2017. Feliz’s character Camilo is Pepa and Félix’s middle child, who is about the same age as his cousin Mirabel. In addition to possessing the versatile ability to transform, Camilo also plays a prominent role in Encanto‘s iconic “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” song. Although he may look like any member of the family, Camilo cannot copy the gifts of the madrigals.
Adassa as Dolores Madrigal
Nicknamed “Reggaeton Princess”, the singer Adassa appears as Dolores, Pepa and Félix’s eldest daughter and the second oldest Madrigal cousin after Isabela. Dolores’ improved hearing allows her to sniff out her family’s best-kept secrets, which has led to many theories as to whether Dolores could hear Bruno in the walls all the time. Although he is almost engaged to her cousin Isabela, Dolores is in love with Mariano Guzmán.
Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Antonio Madrigal
Ravi Cabot-Conyers is Encantos youngest Madrigal cast at just 11 years old, but the young actor already has a few credits to his name, and begins his acting career with The home and #SortAF. IN Encanto, he plays Mirabel’s youngest cousin Antonio, who can communicate with animals. Although his part is relatively small, Antonio’s role in supporting Mirabel is significant.
Encanto’s side characters and who expresses them
Maluma as Mariano Guzmán: Reggaeton star Maluma plays Mariano, husband Abuela Alma wants Isabela to marry, whom Dolores is secretly in love with. Maluma also starred alongside Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson in the 2022s Marry me.
Rose Portillo as Señora Guzmán: Best known for her starring role as Della in the stage and film versions of Luis Valdez’s musical Zoot wearsRose Portillo plays Mariano’s mother in Encantowhich Abuela is eager to impress.
Alan Tudyk as Pico: A bit of a Disney Easter eggs in Encanto is it Rogue one Actor Alan Tudyk gives voice to the friendly toucan Pico. One of many colorful animals in EncantoPico does not actually speak, but he gives the first example of Antonio’s gift of talking to animals and stays by the side of the youngest Madrigal throughout the film.
Is the Encanto cast the same in Spanish?
Unlike many animated features released in multiple languages, Encanto‘s English and Spanish cast share several of the same actors. María Cecilia Botero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Carolina Gaitán and Maluma, who vote for Abuela, Felix, Julieta, Pepa and Mariano respectively, all expressed their same characters in the Spanish-language version of Encanto. This is another testament to how Encanto‘s casting reflects its commitment to telling an authentic Latin American and specifically Colombian story.
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