Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Working On A New Animated Disney Musical

The Hamilton star and writer is teaming up with Disney and the directors of Zootopia on another musical film.


Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway sensation, Hamilton, is coming to Disney+ on July 3, finally giving the wider public a professionally filmed version of the perpetually sold-out play. A trailer recently debuted, and in the lead-up to its release, Miranda has revealed that he's working on a new film for Disney, too.

Deadline is reporting that Miranda discussed the upcoming project during an episode of Good Morning America, and he spilled some details about who is working on the movie and where it'll be set. "I’m actually writing a new animated musical with Disney Animation," he told the show's hosts. “I’m collaborating with the Zootopia guys and Jared Bush, who wrote Moana with me. It’s set in Colombia, in Latin America."

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The movie will be directed by Zootopia directors Jared Bush and Byron Howard, alongside producer Charise Castro Smith, who will co-direct. Miranda said that he could not reveal any further details, and we're not sure when the movie is due to release.

Miranda composed multiple songs for 2016's Moana, and played Jack in Mary Poppins Returns.

The next movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios will be Raya and the Last Dragon, which is due to release March 12, 2021.

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