Developed by Sony Animation studios, the musical “Vivo” with Lin-Manuel Miranda will be released directly on Netflix without going through the cinema box.
Initially expected for June 4 at the United States, the animated musical Vivo will be released direct to streaming. With the exception of China, Netflix purchased the rights to stream the film to worldwide.
Directed by Kirk DeMicco, who signed The Croods, and co-directed by Brandon Jeffords (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2), the feature film produced by Sony Animation is directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Hollywood musical figure. In addition to composing and performing the songs of the film, the star will lend his voice to the main character.
Vivo follows the adventures of a kinkajou, an unknown animal, and its owner, Andrés. When the latter receives a letter from the famous singer Marta Sandoval, who invites him to her farewell concert in Miami, Vivo’s mission is to deliver a love letter written by its owner for the diva. To do this, he will travel to Miami with the help of a whimsical teenager, Gabi.
At the casting, Lin-Manuel Miranda is surrounded by the Cuban musician Juan de Marcos González in the role of Andrès, Gloria Estefan as singer Marta and young Ynairaly Simo who will play Gabi. The film is co-written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, author of the book In The Heights, whose film adaptation, titled From where one comes, should land in theaters on June 23.
Check out the movie teaser: