‘Vivo’ Musical Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda to Stream
Lin-Manuel Miranda voices the titular character in Netflix’s upcoming animated musical.
The film follows Vivo, a one-of-a-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear”), who must find his way from Havana to Miami in order to deliver a song on behalf of his beloved owner and mentor Andres.
The film features original songs by Miranda, a score by Alex Lacamoire, and a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes and director Kirk DeMicco. Vivo is also co-directed by Brandon Jeffords.
Other voice talents include Gloria Estefan as Marta, the love of Andres’ life, newcomer Ynairaly Simo as Gabi, Andres’ grand-niece, Zoe Saldana as Rosa, Gabi’s mother, Michael Rooker as Lutador, a villainous Everglades python, Brian Tyree Henry and Nicole Byer as a pair of star-crossed spoonbills, Leslie David Baker as a Florida bus driver, and Katie Lowes, Olivia Trujillo, and Lidya Jewett as a trio of well-meaning but overzealous scout troopers.
Vivo is a story about gathering your courage, finding family in unlikely friends, and the belief that music can open you to new worlds.
The release date has yet to be announced. In the meantime, you can watch the official teaser below.