Lin-Manuel Miranda is writing a new Disney animated musical that’s set in Colombia
‘It’s set in Colombia, in Latin America and that’s all I can say before Bob Iger just shows up in my home,’ Miranda joked in an interview with Good Morning America on Monday
Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that he is writing a new animated musical for Disney during an interview with “Good Morning America” on Monday.
Miranda appeared on the show to promote his hit musical “Hamilton” coming to Disney Plus on July 3, but shared that he has been busy working on a new project.
The new Disney musical will be a collaboration with the creators of “Zootopia” and Jared Bush, who worked on “Moana,” Miranda said, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s set in Colombia, in Latin America and that’s all I can say before Bob Iger just shows up in my home,” Miranda joked, according to EW.
Also, a tiny bit of news on the new songs I'm writing for @DisneyAnimation... https://t.co/DCT1HPC4ba— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 22, 2020
This is not Miranda’s first time writing for a Disney musical. He co-wrote the music for “Moana” in 2016, and has also been working with composer Alan Menken to write lyrics for new songs for the upcoming live-action “Little Mermaid,” according to Billboard.
The new Disney musical is still unnamed. Miranda did not offer any other details, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
However, Miranda did talk to “Good Morning America” about “Hamilton” coming to Disney Plus and why he’s happy to see the popular Broadway musical becoming available to a wider audience.
“Our biggest issue has always been accessibility,” Miranda told GMA. “So I’m really glad we had the luxury to basically shoot an independent film in our first year and now the world can see what it felt like to be in that room in June 2016 next Friday.”