Netflix Just Released A Musical Clip From Its New Animated Film Vivo

Netflix has unveiled a new look at its upcoming animated musical feature film, "Vivo."

Directed by Kirk DeMicco and co-directed by Brandon Jeffords, "Vivo" follows a talented kinkajou (a.k.a. a rainforest "honey bear") who makes a living playing music to adoring crowds in Havana alongside his owner and mentor, Andrés. However, when tragedy strikes, Vivo takes it upon himself to journey from Havana to Miami in order to deliver a song by Andrés to a former partner and long lost love of his. The only way Vivo will be able to complete his mission, though, is with the help of an eccentric tween named Gabi.

The film features original songs written by "Hamilton" and "In the Heights" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also happens to voice its titular kinkajou. Along with Miranda, the film's stacked voice cast also includes Ynairaly Simo, Zoe Saldana, Juan de Marcos González, Gloria Estefan, Leslie David Baker, Michael Rooker, Brian Tyree Henry, and Nicole Byer. It promises to be one of the more exciting family films coming out over the next few months, and should feature some memorable new songs from Miranda for all of his many fans to sing along to. Ahead of the film's upcoming August release, Netflix has given its subscribers their first real taste of what kind of music to expect from the film as well, in the form of a brand new excerpt from "Vivo."

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ynairaly Simo try to keep the beat in new Vivo clip

With only a few weeks to go before "Vivo" makes its debut on Netflix, a new extended clip from the movie has been released online. The clip in question sees Lin-Manuel Miranda's Vivo and Ynairaly Simo's Gabi doing their best to make it through the Florida everglades without a map to guide them. Fortunately, the uncertainty of their situation doesn't stop either Vivo or Gabi from expressing themselves, with the duo coming together for a Miranda-penned duet called "Keep the Beat." Not only is the song itself immediately catchy, but the sequence also helps show off the film's unique animation style and gorgeous world.

The clip is only the second look at "Vivo" that Netflix has released up to this point, following a brief announcement teaser that dropped back in late April. The film itself is the first animated musical feature produced by Sony Pictures Animation, and was originally set to be released in theaters earlier this summer. However, the film's theatrical release was ultimately canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which in turn, led to it finding a new home on Netflix. The good news is that it looks like "Vivo" fits in perfectly well with the streaming platform's ever-expanding animation library, and this clip just further cements its status as a family-friendly musical worth keeping an eye out for next month.

"Vivo" debuts Friday, August 6th on Netflix.