Encanto is not set in a specific time, but is based more or less at the beginning of the 20th century. The movie opens with Mirabel’s grandparents fleeing a conflict, during which her grandfather, Pedro, dies. From there, and from the river of course, comes the miracle that forms the basis of the story.
In respect to this, how old is Mirabel in Encanto?
People also ask, is Encanto based on Colombian history?
Even though the movie’s main character is Mirabel, the historical background of Encanto is something that thousands of Colombians remember. Many people lost their lives trying to protect their loved ones from attackers.
Is Encanto based on Philippines?
This is because although Encanto mostly references Colombian culture, the Madrigals are very much emblematic of a traditional Filipino family, all the way from their general premise down to the smallest details.
1 since 2019, and only the sixth soundtrack to an animated film ever top the chart. Beyond that, Encanto is a film set in Colombia, with a largely Colombian cast who sing and speak in Spanish and English; animated or not, this degree of exposure and success for my country is unprecedented onscreen.
Given Encanto’s canonical setting in Colombia, rather than a made-up fantasy world, it’s likely that the attacks that drove Alma and Pedro from their hometown do intentionally incorporate true historical events. Based on context clues, then, the conflict being referenced is probably the Thousand Days War.
To be clear, “Encanto” is not an adaptation of “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” It’s an original story, and in points of comparison it’s more like a pastiche. Still, there are too many shared motifs and odd in-jokes for me to think the resemblance is coincidental.
Just as Frozen’s Snow Queen story reflects Norweigan towns and Moana recreates the Polynesian islands’ natural beauty, Encanto brings to life some of the most unimaginable, yet entirely real set pieces of Colombia.
The reason that Mirabel isn’t given a room when she was a child is that she is actually destined to move into Abuela’s, taking over her power when she sadly dies (unless her gift is also immortality, as that would mean Mirabel is waiting a long time).
Years ago, matriarch Abuela Alma and her family were forced to flee their village to a safer space in Colombia (a country that today serves as a haven for people who have had to leave neighboring Venezuela). In their new home, with the help of some Disney magic, Abuela Alma and her family thrive.