Jared Bush, Encanto‘s co-director, offered the earliest idea for Camilo’s Bruno makeover in “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” displaying a considerably taller persona. This animated family musical had a brief theatrical run in late November before moving to Disney+ for the Christmas season. This hasn’t stopped Encanto from becoming a huge success, with viewers falling in love with the mystical Madrigal family.
Encanto follows Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz), the only weak kid in a family full of magical characters, as she attempts to safeguard the other children’s gifts as well as their family home (Casita). The soundtrack is filled with original songs written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has previously been acquainted with Disney thanks to his work on Moana. Every single one of these remarkable songs has charted on the Billboard Hot 100, with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” reaching number one, swiftly shattering records and proliferating on social networking platforms.
Bush revealed the initial ideas for Camilo (Rhenzy Feliz) in “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” on Twitter. Viewers see flashes of Camilo’s shapeshifting talents throughout the film as he utilizes his skill to aid others while also enjoying the fun. Camilo increases his height and changes his look for his memorable piece in “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” to meet this eerie perception of his uncle. This version, on the other hand, would have featured a much larger Bruno towering over his family while Camillo extends out to fill the entire room. Take a look at this video below:
Our first idea of what Camilo might look like transforming into Bruno was created by superstar Animator Valentin Amador! #Bruno #7FOOTFRAME #Encanto @Lin_Manuel @RhenzyFeliz pic.twitter.com/Var8huE9mq— Jared Bush (@thejaredbush) January 30, 2022
Despite its viral success, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” was overlooked for one of Encanto‘s three Oscar nominations. While it is now widely regarded as the musical’s most popular song, Miranda had no clue it would get such attention when he submitted his nomination prior to the theatrical premiere, instead opting to propose “Dos Oruguitas.” The songwriter stands firm in his decision, claiming that it truly portrays the essence of the film.
Following its international popularity, Disney CEO Bob Chapek referred to Encanto as “the beginning of a franchise,” implying that this isn’t the end of this amazing narrative. Miranda has also expressed his desire to continue working with the Madrigal family, maybe through a stage performance based on certain concepts removed from the original script. With this approach, viewers may hope to see Camilo’s abilities developed more in future Encanto material.