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Disney Drops Major Hint at an All-New Character Coming to Walt Disney World

Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel (left) and John Leguizamo
Credit: Disney Animation

The most forbidden family member in Disney history is also the subject of a Grammy-winning song—and he might find a new home in Disney Parks, according to a recent Disney casting call. When 2021’s highest-grossing animated film, Encanto, swept through the theaters and houses of millions of Disney fans, they entered Madrigal Casita.

With a shapeshifting Casita home to enchanted family members like Luisa Madrigal (Jessica Darrow) and her super strength and Isabela Madrigal (Diane Guerrero) and her ability to make flowers grow, the Madrigals are no ordinary family—well, except Mirabel. Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz) wasn’t met with a traditional superpower like the rest of her family members, and she’s the only one curious about the uncle no one talks about: Bruno.

bruno in encanto

Credit: Disney

The only son of Pedro and Alma Madrigal, Bruno is a lightning rod of controversy among his family members. Unlike Mirabel, he was gifted the ability to see the future, and like many of us, his family didn’t always want to know about bad news coming down the pipe. Ostracized for his unfortunate premonitions, the outcast fueled the award-winning son, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”

We Need to Talk About Bruno

In all the most famous Disney movies, at least one misfit transforms into a hero. While Mirabel is that character in Encanto, Bruno’s story arc made him a fan favorite.

Bruno in 'Encanto'

Bruno in ‘Encanto’ Credit: Disney Animation

A bit spooky but ultimately endearing, the oracle adjacent swept the Disney scene, prompting fans to call for Bruno appearances in the Parks. While it would ruffle the Madrigals’ feathers to put Bruno on a pedestal, Walt Disney World posted a casting call for a Cast Member to portray Bruno. Posted on DisneyAuditions.com, the ad reads as follows:

Walt Disney World OPEN CALL by Appointment: Disney Character Look-Alikes: Bruno

For: Walt Disney World Audition City: Kissimmee Location: Disnay’s Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility Looking For: Disney Character Performers Saturday, July 08, 2023 9:00 AM Timezone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Disney Live Entertainment is seeking performers to portray Bruno from the animated film, “Encanto.” This role is for potential future special events. Performers will have the opportunity to bring this role to life, in addition to performing as the world famous Disney Characters, at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL. These roles require performers to have full-time work availability in Orlando, FL.

Seeking The Following Role:

Bruno: 5’6″ – 5’9″, athletic build, with an expressive, careful, and selfless personality. From the animated film, “Encanto.”

Audition Location:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wardrobe/Rehearsal Facility 3271 Sherberth Rd Kissimmee, FL 34747

Requirements:

Applicants must be at least 18 and authorized to work in the United States.

All applicants will be taught a movement routine. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No sandals or flip-flops.

Seeking performers to begin work within the next eight months.

Current WDW International Program Cast Members are not eligible to audition.

Current WDW Character Cast Members are not eligible to audition.

Open to the general public.

Mirabel meet and greet Magic Kingdom Park

Credit: Disney

Although Disney Guests have wanted more Encanto in the Parks, this won’t be Bruno’s first appearance. He spooked Guests at Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash, and based on the job posting, he could appear at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Unlike Bruno, we don’t know for sure because we can’t see the future.

With Guests already buzzing about Mirabel’s Merida location in Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Garden this fall, a Bruno addition will be welcome.

About Kaitlin Morelli

A Disney World Guest since before she could walk, Kaitlin is a Jersey girl and former Virginia Tech Hokie. When she's not listening to the 'Moana' soundtrack on repeat with her baby daughter, she's writing, singing, and strumming the ukulele. Kaitlin is passionate about finding the best Disney Park tips n' tricks and moments when pop culture and Disney collide. She's looking forward to eventually taking her first Disney trip with her favorite fan in the making: her daughter.

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