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Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new trailer for Charm.
The trailer begins with an elderly woman explaining how her family’s home came together using magic. We are then introduced to the rest of the family, where each member has his or her own special magical ability … except young Maribel. But when magic is threatened, it’s up to Maribel to save it.
Charm was announced during Disney’s Investor Day presentation in December 2020, after which a short clip was released. Its roots, however, date back to 2016, when former Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter presented the idea to co-director Byron Howard and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film is about Mirabel, a 15-year-old girl (expressed by Stephanie Beatriz) in search of her larger purpose within her family. She is described as “imperfect and strange and quirky, but also deeply emotional and incredibly empathetic.”
“Mirabel is a really funny, loving character who also longs for something more,” Beatriz said when the first Charm trailer was released. “She’s not afraid to stand up for what she knows is right either – something I love and relate to a lot. I’m Colombian on my father’s side, and playing this role fills me with immense pride. Like Disney child, I’d burn through my VHS tapes and love every single magic story that the Disney world introduced me to. I learned in them that stories that anything is possible, especially if you believe in magic and the goodness that is rooted deep within all of us. “
While discussing the film, co-director Charise Castro Smith recently told Good morning America that “It started really personally. [Directors] Jared [Bush] and Byron [Howard] were the ones who came up with this idea and they started by researching their own families. One of the film’s big questions is, ‘Do I really see my family for who they are?’ “
“I think this is the first time we’ve really tried to deal with a large extended family,” Howard added. “We have about a dozen principled figures who are very, very important to the story, and it was hugely challenging, but the whole team was really committed to it from the beginning.”
In addition to Beatriz’s Mirabel, Charm also has similarities as Mirabel’s sister Isabella (Diane Guererro), her second sister Luisa (Jessica Darrow), her aunt and uncle Pepa and Félix (Carolina Gaitán and Mauro Castillo), her cousin Dolores (Adassa) and additional characters expressed by María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Angie Cepeda and Rhenzy Feliz.
Directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Charise Castro Smith, Charm arrives in theaters November 24th.
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