While there isn’t a post-credits scene in Disney’s Encanto, the film’s director reveals a scene that ultimately didn’t make it into the final cut.
Jared Bush, the co-writer and director of the new hit Disney movie encanto, revealed a post-credit scene that was not included in the original cut of the film. The Disney film was released in the closing months of last year and has racked up impressive box office profits amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. encanto features a star-studded voice cast that includes John Leguizamo, Stephanie Beatriz, Diane Guerrero, Jessica Darrow and more, bringing this new Colombian fairy tale to life. Just like the movie Frozensongs in encanto such as “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” written by musical icon Lin-Manuel Miranda, quickly caught on and became embedded in viewers’ minds.
There are many things about encanto that make the film unique. First, the emphasis on Colombian culture, which is often underrepresented in the mainstream media, was a high priority for Bush and his team. Moreover, encanto does not contain an evil villain, which sets it apart from most of Disney’s classic animated stories. Instead, the film focuses on vivid stories, exploring a magical family that is falling apart from the gravity of everyday pressures. encantoThe humorous yet eerily recognizable cast of colorful characters, plus the stunning visual styling, make the film easily recognizable among other Disney films.
Lately, the dominance of big budget superhero movies from Marvel and DC, such as 2021 projects like Spider-Man: No Way Home, Eternals and the suicide squad, have made post-credits scenes the norm for so many recent releases. Many viewers were disappointed when they heard that encanto contains no extra scene. However, at a recent viewing party, Shrub tweeted a short scene moment after the end credits for the film that was eventually cut, in which Castia of the Madrigal family plays more tricks on its inhabitants. Watch the video below:
We considered a joke after the end credits to end the film, but in the end we thought relying on the emotion and joy of the family getting back together was the best choice… but the hilarious @darrinbutters animated!! So here you go! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR WATCHING WITH US!! #ENCANTO pic.twitter.com/XUMn6IfgeF
— Jared Bush (@thejaredbush) January 30, 2022
The capybara (the rodent-like animal) was randomly inserted into multiple scenes encanto, but never really got any significant moments. However, in this new post-credits scene, the animal is briefly put in the spotlight as it tries to urinate on the magical Madrigal house, only to have the building flood the rodent with water instead. Bush stated that while he found the scene hilarious, the… encanto team cut it because they “In the end, I felt that going out with the family’s emotion and joy of getting back together was the right thing to do.” The decision left the focus on the emotional plot of the film rather than the proposed short joke.
While the scene is fun to watch, it’s also understandable why Bush made the decision to omit it. encanto ends with some extremely emotional and heartfelt scenes. The moving, final moments of the film about the Madrigal family’s restoration are joyous yet sobering. This funny and light-hearted encanto post-credits scene would have been a bit out of place if it had been recorded, and would have detracted from the final emotional blow the audience left behind. Nevertheless, although the elusive capybara never got his moment to shine like Mirabel in encantomay he be in the spotlight for a while thanks to Bush’s look behind the scenes.
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Source: Jared Bush
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