Vivo is coming to Netflix on August 6th and the animated movie is an animated musical adventure featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as Vivo, a rainforest “honey bear,” who plays music to the crowds with his owner Andrés. The story has Vivo helping his owner come up with a love letter of a song to present to Marta Sandoval and then deliver it with the help of Gabi. There are a lot of great actors, but we are most excited to hear Nicole Byer as a spoonbill! We have a song clip from one of the all-new songs from Lin-Manual Miranada called “Keep the Beat” which gives you a feel for the upcoming Vivo movie.
The clip has Vivo and Gabi on a raft with Vivo breaking out into song and then teaching Gabi a bit of drumming. The look and the sound has us really excited to watch Vivo on August 6th to find out how the adventure goes.
Vivo the musical kinkajou and his offbeat new friend Gabi are singing their way through the Florida Everglades without a map or a plan. All they can do now is hope for the best… and keep the beat. Vivo arrives on Netflix August 6.
From Netflix and Sony Pictures AnimaFrom Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation — the studio that brought you Oscar winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and this year’s critically acclaimed blockbuster The Mitchells vs. The Machines — comes Vivo, an animated musical adventure featuring all-new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Hamilton and In the Heights. Vivo follows a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear,” voiced by Miranda), who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively square with his beloved owner Andrés (Buena Vista Social Club’s Juan de Marcos). 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 (three-time Grammy-winning Latin pop legend Gloria Estefan), inviting her old partner to her farewell concert 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 Marta, who lives a world apart, Vivo will need the help of Gabi (newcomer Ynairaly Simo) – an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum to fulfill his owner’s wishes.
Also featuring the voices of Zoe Saldaña (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Gabi’s mother, Rosa; Michael Rooker as a villainous Everglades python, Lutador; Brian Tyree Henry and Nicole Byer as a pair of star-crossed spoonbills; and Katie Lowes, Olivia Trujillo, and Lidya Jewett as a trio of well-meaning but overzealous scout troops, VIVO is an exhilarating story about gathering your courage, finding family in unlikely friends, and the belief that music can open you to new worlds.