LOS ANGELES (EFE) .- Netflix premieres August 6 with the movie “Vivo,” an animated musical with lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Broadway hits like “Hamilton.”
The Puerto Rican-born cast, who has just received an Emmy nomination, includes the film’s protagonists as well as Latinos like Gloria Estefan and Zoe Saldana.
The plot of “Vivo” follows a kinkajo (a mammal known as a mammoth) with a talent for music, who lives with Andres, a musician who makes his living on the streets. After receiving the news, the pet will travel through a forest to send a song, which its owner composed to his old love, singer Marta Sandoval (Gloria Estefan).
The premiere of “Vivo” comes two months after the release of “In the Heights (In the Neighborhood), a film adaptation of the first musical composed by Miranda, which, despite its lukewarm performance in theaters, received rave reviews and continues to air. . on the HBO Max platform.
In addition, Netflix will release a second Miranda film: “Tick, Tick… Boom!”, a musical that would mark his directorial debut in cinema. About the project, Miranda explained that it is about “a corner of the world” that he knows “from all angles”. “I know what it’s like to be a songwriter who fights for his dreams. I know what it’s like to be 20 and write music that excites you”.