Well, here’s your frontrunner for Best Animated Feature.

Encanto is exceptional. Visually vibrant, extraordinarily emotional, and ultimately oh so uplifting. It is refreshing and reverential representation for the Afro-Latinx community complete with a cast of colorful and captivating characters who are sure to become fan favorites.

In particular, the scene featuring “Dos Oruguitas” - the track that Disney is pushing for Best Original Song - is one of the most moving scenes I’ve seen in an animated film since the opening of Up. It honestly makes the movie, and I can almost guarantee there won’t be a dry eye in the theater.

Full thoughts coming November 15th on Next Best Picture!

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