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“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Will Be Performed at the Oscars

In case you’re a Disney fan who hasn’t noticed, everyone is supposed to avoid talking about Bruno but everyone is talking about Bruno anyway. The notoriously-catchy song about the mysterious uncle Bruno from the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie Encanto has been breaking records everywhere, even topping “Let It Go” and “A Whole New World” for popularity — and now, it’s been revealed that Encanto fans can see the first live performance of the song during this year’s Academy Awards!

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Camilo as “Bruno” in ‘Encanto’ Credit: worthenhel.mysecondarydns.com

While it’s unclear so far if the voice actors from the actual Golden Globe award-winning animated movie Encanto will be the ones performing, the sheer popularity of the movie soundtrack version of the original song suggests that it’s likely. The harmonies and rounds in this musical number are, after all, one of its most impressive features!

UPDATE: We now know who will be performing!

The dance choreography is also impressive, and we’ll be excited to see how that choreography is handled onstage in a live performance. The costumes will probably be as beautiful as they are in the movie, too!

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The Madrigal family: Luisa (voiced by Jessica Darrow), Isabela (voiced by Diane Guerrero), the matriarch Abuela Alma (voiced by María Cecilia Botero), Felix (voiceded by Mauro Castillo), Julieta (voiced by Angie Cepeda), Pepa (voiced by Carolina Gaitán), Agustín (voiced by Wilmer Valderrama), Camilo (voiced by Rhenzy Feliz), Antonio (voiced by Ravi Cabot-Conyers), and Dolores (voiced by Adassa) and Mirabel Madrigal (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz). John Leguizamo voices Bruno (not pictured). ‘Encanto’ is directed by Charise Castro Smith. Credit: movies.disney.com

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is, ironically, not the Encanto song that composer Lin-Manuel Miranda chose to submit for an Oscar nomination. Instead, he chose to nominate the sad song “Dos Oruguitas” for the Best Original Song Academy Award with the explanation that the bittersweet music suited the movie’s overall theme better than the ominous tune about Bruno did. The fact that “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is being performed, however, suggests that this is the Academy’s way of recognizing the song’s smash hit status despite its lack of an Oscar nomination!

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Dolores Madrigal singing to Mirabel Madrigal about Bruno in ‘Encanto’ Credit: slate.com

This year’s Oscars will air on Sunday, March 27 on ABC, and they will be hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes. Several other Disney or Marvel movies have been nominated for Oscars this year, too, so Disney fans or Marvel fans won’t want to miss it! Are you going to watch the 94th Academy Awards?

About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.