Do you think you saw a mention of the song “Libérée, delivered” and its authors in the credits of “Encanto”? You did not dream! There is a nod to the hit in “Frozen”, and the directors explain where it is hiding.
If you are one of the spectators who stayed until the end of the credits of Encanto, you may not have had the right to a bonus scene. But one detail will undoubtedly have challenged you: this line on which the song is credited “Let It Go”, and its authors Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
Co-written by musical star and new Disney darling Lin-Manuel Miranda (Vaiana, Mary Poppins Returns), this studio-produced 60th animated feature is admittedly rich in song, but there is no not the slightest trace of any cover of the Frozen hit.
Nor does the magical Madrigal house, which plays music with its components, sing a few notes. And as the story takes place under the Colombian sun, threats of polar cold are also quite rare, despite some climatic upheavals linked to the power of one of the heroine’s sisters.
Fortunately, directors Byron Howard, Jared Bush and Charise Castro Smith agreed to come to our aid when we asked them if there was indeed a reference to Frozen and, more importantly, where the latter was hiding. And the least we can say is that you had to have an eye. Or the ear.
“It’s at the very end, in the final song”Jared Bush laughs. “Lin slipped it in here to do a dedication to Robert and Kristen Lopez. You can hear Bruno sing it at the end, when the song ends. The melody isn’t exactly what you hear in The Queen. des Neiges, but it’s a tribute. And something that I love, because it’s so funny to have him here. “
So be very careful, in the song above, to exactly 1’31, when Bruno (voiced by John Leguizamo in VO) goes up in the treble when he pronounces the following words: “Let it go”. Either the original title of the song. It remains to be seen if this will be translated in French (where the character has the voice of José Garcia), and if the tribute will also work with us.