To celebrate the release of Spirit Untamed, the new film in the expanding franchise, we grabbed a saddle and went riding with the film’s young cast and director to find out more.

An epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation.

Chatting to voice cast Isabela Mercad (Instant Family), McKenna Grace (Ghostbusters Afterlife) and Marsai Martin (Little) – who star alongside Julianne Moore and Jake Gyllenhaal – they tell us about their love of the story, its importance in the modern world, particularly for young girls, the challenges of voice acting and more. We also tried valiantly to find out about the aforementioned ghostbusting sequel and a Dora The Explorer follow-up, but they gave nothing away…

We also chat to director Elaine Bogan about the film, the challenges of animation and complexities in completing the film during the pandemic.

You can watch the full interviews below:

Spirit Untamed opens in UK cinemas on July 30th.