A kinkajou sings songs penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda as he voyages from Cuba to Miami with a little girl. Sony Pictures Animation’s Vivo, which debuts on Netflix on August 6, is every bit as offbeat as that sentence suggests.
Vivo the kinkajou (a monkey-like animal) is a mammal on a mission: he has to deliver an important message from his friend Andrés, a musician from Cuba, to the woman he loves. Cue a madcap adventure across Florida, punctuated with big musical set pieces. Watch the new trailer below:
The movie is a vehicle for songs by Miranda, acclaimed creator of musicals Hamilton and In the Heights. This is the songwriter’s second animated film, after Disney’s Moana. Miranda voices Vivo, joining a cast that also includes Zoe Saldaña, Juan de Marcos, Brian Tyree Henry, Gloria Estefan, and Ynairaly Simo.