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I once took a personality test, and my results came back, I was a Winnie the Pooh.... Yes, I kid you not lol. To be fair all the "personalities" was Winnie the Pooh themed, but I really thought I was going to be a rabbit or a Tigger. After reading the Pooh Bear traits though I realized the test got it right. My biggest trait being that I need to decompose after being around people. I love people, I really do. But being by them takes a lot of energy and after holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving I just need some me time (and yes Me time does include my family and pets!!)
With that being said the week after news years my family and I normally don't do much. The kids have to go to school and my hubby goes to work, but besides that we really just hang out around the house. I love it because it gives us a chance to bond and catch up on things after the Hussle of the holidays. One of the things we do it have a Friday movie night. The after-holiday movie night is kind of a big deal at the Miller house. It is the first nonholiday movie we watch in over a month!
This year we choose to watch the all new ENCANTO.
Encanto marks the 60th animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios and will soon be available to audiences to enjoy at home. Fans can enjoy a sing-along movie version, never-before-seen bonus features and deleted scenes when Encanto arrives on all major digital platforms this holiday season on December 24 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD February 8.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto, with all-new songs by award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the tale of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family living in a magical house in the mountains of Colombia. But when Mirabel, the only ordinary Madrigal, discovers the magic surrounding their home is in danger, she may be her family’s last hope.
Sing Along with the Movie – Sing along with your favorite songs with on-screen lyrics as you watch the movie.
Familia Lo Es Todo – Members of the Disney Animation “Familia” cultural trust share real-life experiences in this exploration of the lovable Madrigal family members. We learn what inspired each character, and about how the artists’ designs bring realism to their personalities.
Discover Colombia – The filmmaking team discusses how the multiple cultures, biodiversity and vibrant colors of Colombia are expressed in Encanto. They describe how satisfying it was to fully celebrate this beautiful country and support the theme of magical realism.
A Journey Through Music – The filmmakers invite us to discover how each character came to be represented musically. We follow the creation of Encanto’s Colombian-inspired music, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda’s songs and Germaine Franco’s score, from concept to final recording.
Let’s Talk About Bruno – Learn how the song “We Don't Talk About Bruno,” with its intriguing undertones, was created. Discover the extensive collaboration between Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreographer Jamal Sims, the voice cast and animators in bringing it to the screen.
Our Casita – La Casa Madrigal is alive with magic, and its emotional state is affected by other family members. From its colorful doors to its fine stonework, the magical house was designed using principles of Colombian tradition.
Outtakes – From the thrill of “nailing” a take in the presence of an entertainment industry icon to the hilarity of losing a wrestling match with tongue-twisting dialogue, join the cast for some good-natured fun from behind the microphone.
Journey to Colombia – With the help of the Colombian Cultural Trust, a dedicated team of consultants, the filmmakers of Encanto embark on a journey of discovery to learn more about Colombia and how best to reflect the country’s cultures and environments on the big screen.
An Introduction to Far From the Tree – Writer and director Natalie Nourigat introduces the Walt Disney Animation Studios short film Far From the Tree.
Far From the Tree – Parenting is hard, especially when curiosity tugs at a young raccoon whose parent tries to keep them both safe. In the Walt Disney Animation Studios short Far From the Tree, this youngster learns to live with an open heart… even as danger lurks.
Introduction – Heads of Story Jason Hand and Nancy Kruse present four scenes not seen in the film’s release, but were part of the journey toward the final version of the story. ****Chores! – Abuela has sent most of the family to town on various assignments that bring them acclaim, while Mirabel, her father and uncle are asked to clean the house.
Another Way In – Mirabel attempts to understand a clue found in her uncle’s vision. To make this happen, she must go through Antonio’s room, where adventures unfold.
Isabela Goes Into the Woods – When Mirabel sees her sister head for apparent danger in the woods, she races to save her, and encounters the surprise of a lifetime!
Back to the Mural – Feeling rejected, Mirabel goes back to town. Abuela seeks her out and reveals a part of her personality that her granddaughter has never seen.
Song Selection – Jump to your favorite musical moments, with on-screen lyrics.
The Family Madrigal
Colombia, Mi Encanto
Waiting on a Miracle
We Don’t Talk About Bruno
What Else Can I Do
All of You
Encanto was the perfect way to start our new year. So, for anyone who watched the movie I think we can all agree the songs are just WOW. I'm 34 years old and several times a day I find myself singing parts of We Don't Talk About Bruno. The animation was enchanting, as always Disney goes above and beyond to delight all of our senses. And finally, I loved the little lessons taught throughout the movie. Working together as a family, not putting expectations on others. Accepting who you are and being proud of the person you are. For anyone who has ever felt left out this movie will hit home.