Vivo is an upcoming 2021 American computer-animated adventure musical comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures and animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks. The film was directed by Kirk DeMicco, co-directed by Brandon Jeffords, from a screenplay by Quiara Alegria Hudes and a story by Peter Barsocchini, based on an original idea and with songs written by Lin Manuel Miranda.

The movie is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on June 4, 2021.

Plot

From Sony Pictures Animation, the studio that brought you Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse, comes Vivo, an animated musical adventure comedy featuring all-new original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” whose flair for mashing up musical styles will give the film a wholly unique and contemporary sound. This incredible story about music and friendship will take audiences on an epic adventure to gorgeous and vibrant locations never before seen in animation and focuses on a musically-inclined capuchin monkey who, with a thirst for adventure and a passion for music, makes a treacherous journey from Havana, Cuba to Miami, Florida in pursuit of his dreams to fulfill his destiny.

Development

The film’s origins trace back to 2010, when Lin Manuel Miranda pitched the idea for a film to DreamWorks Animation, following the success of his stage musical In the Heights. Due to a restructuring in 2015, DreamWorks Animation eventually dropped the project. On December 14, 2016, Sony Pictures Animation eventually fast-tracked the project under the name Vivo, with Kirk DeMicco directing, Lisa Stewart producing, Laurence Mark executive-producing, and Quiara Alegría Hudes writing the screenplay from a story by Peter Barsocchini, and a release of December 18, 2020. And it was also revealed that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote 11 songs for the film. [1] On January 26, 2018, the film's release date was moved a month earlier, to November 6.[2] On June 12, 2019, Sony Pictures Animation head Kristine Belson announced at the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival that Rich Moore would join the film as co-producer of the film and Roger Deakins as the film cinematographer.[3] On November 1, 2019, the film's release date was moved to April 16, 2021.[4] On April 24, 2020, the film's release date was moved to June 4, 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

Trivia

  • Originally started out as a DreamWorks Animation production before Sony Pictures Animation took over production on December 14, 2016.
  • Sony Pictures Animation's first musical film.
  • Sony Animation's tenth fully animated film to not be accompanied by a short film after Open Season (2006), The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017), The Star (2017), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Connected (2020) and Wish Dragon (2020).
  • The first animated film to confirm its ACB (Australian Classification Board) rating before the first trailer.
  • Sony Animation's 22nd theatrically released film.
  • This film was originally scheduled to be theatrically released on December 18, 2020, but was delayed to November 6, 2020, and then was pushed back to April 16, 2021. However, thanks to COVID-19, it was delayed one more time to June 4, 2021.

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References

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