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Vivo (2021)

Opening at August 6, 2021 on Netflix

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An animated musical adventure that follows VIVO, a one-of-kind kinkajou (voiced by Miranda), 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.

Voice talent includes Latin pop legend 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 an exhilarating story about gathering your courage, finding family in unlikely friends, and the belief that music can open you to new worlds.

Directors: Kirk DeMicco, Brandon Jeffords

Writers: Peter Barsocchini, Kirk DeMicco, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes

Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Ynairaly Simo, Nicole Byer, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Brian Tyree Henry, Leslie David Baker


Lin-Manuel MirandaVivo (voice)
Ynairaly SimoGabi (voice)
Zoe SaldanaRosa (voice)
Juan de Marcos GonzálezAndrés (voice)
Michael RookerLutador (voice)
Brian Tyree Henry(voice)
Nicole Byer(voice)
Gloria EstefanMarta Sandoval (voice)
Leslie David Baker(voice)
Katie Lowes(voice)
Olivia Trujillo(voice)
Lidya Jewett(voice)
Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez
Eileen Galindo
Adriana Sevan
Jonathan Nichols
Oscar Camacho
Richard Miro

( Cast details on imdb )

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