You can’t keep Lin-Manuel Miranda away from a recording studio, but we love that. Anything with music as it’s core he will be involved like his latest, Vivo which sees him not just voice the titular character but also write and produce the original songs for it too. Today Netflix release the film’s official full trailer which is a musical homage to Cuba!
With the emergence of Disney+ challenging Netflix for streaming bragging rights. The Streaming giants return the favour showcasing colourful lovable characters catchy little songs. This trailer gives us a taster of those new songs and how far you may go in the name of friendship.
Miranda voices Vivo a musical animal who just loves to play music all the time in and around Havana Cuba. When his owner received a letter from a long lost love who wants to connect. Vivo agrees to deliver his owners message of love in the form of a song…
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From Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation — the studio that brought you Oscar winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and this year’s critically acclaimed blockbuster The Mitchells vs. The Machines — comes Vivo, an animated musical adventure featuring all-new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Hamilton and In the Heights. Vivo follows a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear,” voiced by Miranda), who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively square with his beloved owner Andrés (Buena Vista Social Club’s Juan de Marcos). Though they may not speak the same language, Vivo and Andrés are the perfect duo through their common love of music. But when tragedy strikes shortly after Andrés receives a letter from the famous Marta Sandoval (three-time Grammy-winning Latin pop legend Gloria Estefan), inviting her old partner to her farewell concert with the hope of reconnecting, it’s up to Vivo to deliver a message that Andrés never could: A love letter to Marta, written long ago, in the form of a song. Yet in order to get to Marta, who lives a world apart, Vivo will need the help of Gabi (newcomer Ynairaly Simo) – an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum to fulfill his owner’s wishes.
The film also stars the voices of Zoe Saldaña (Rosa), Juan de Marcos (Andrés), Brian Tyree Henry (Dancarino), Michael Rooker (Lutador), Nicole Byer (Valentina), introducing Ynairaly Simo (Gabi), and Gloria Estefan (Marta).
Vivo will released in select UK and Irish Cinemas from 30th July with the film heading to Netflix from 6th August.