The folks over at Sony Pictures Animation have been on quite the winning streak for the past few years. In 2018, they released the immensely popular and widely acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with a sequel set to be released in October of 2022. Then this year, they released The Mitchells vs. The Machines which also proved to be quite the hit.
Now on August 6, they plan to have another hit on their hands with Vivo, which just received its first trailer today. The film is directed by Kirk DeMicco and has a voice cast including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ynairaly Simo, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Brian Tyree Henry, Nicole Byer, and Gloria Estefan.
The synopsis for the film reads as follows:
“The film follows a one-of-a-kind kinkajou named Vivo, who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively Havana square with his beloved owner Andrés. Though they may not speak the same language, Vivo and Andrés are the perfect duo through their common love of music. But when tragedy strikes shortly after Andrés receives a letter from the famous Marta Sandoval, inviting her old partner to her farewell concert in Miami, Florida with the hope of reconnecting, it’s up to Vivo to deliver a message that Andrés never could: a love letter to Marta, written long ago, in the form of a song. Yet in order to get to the distant shores of Miami, Vivo will need to accept the help of Gabi – an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum.”
You can check out the first official trailer for Vivo here:
Vivo is scheduled to be released on August 6, 2021, through Netflix.