Big Screen: Encanto

8/30/2023; 36 minutes

Yvett Merino (Producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios) joins moderator Dolores Inés Casillas (Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCSB) in a post-screening discussion of Encanto, the acclaimed Disney animation film about a multigenerational family with magical powers in the mountains of Colombia. In their conversation, they discuss the importance of Latinx representation in mainstream media, reflecting on the film's themes of intergenerational trauma and its power to spark important conversations among family audiences. Merino also shares the significance of including an immigrant story in the film and details the development and release of the film, including the impact the pandemic had on viewing practices. Recorded on 05/06/2023. (#39050)

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