Walt Disney Animation Studios’ next big film release is “Encanto,” which is the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.

The all-new original film features the voice of Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel, an ordinary 15-year-old who’s struggling to find her place in her family. “Mirabel is a really funny, loving character who also deeply yearns for something more,” says Beatriz. “She’s also not afraid to stand up for what she knows is right—something I love and relate to very much.

The film features all-new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed by Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”) and Jared Bush (co-director “Zootopia”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”) and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino. Bush and Castro Smith are screenwriters on the film. The filmmakers were deeply inspired by their research trip to Colombia during early development of “Encanto,” as well as their continuous work with a group of expert consultants assembled through the course of the film’s production.

When is “Encanto” Released?

Encanto will be released first in cinemas on Wednesday 24th November, just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays.  The film will be available exclusively in theatres for 30 days.

When Will “Encanto” Be On Disney+?

Disney has confirmed that following the 30-day theatrical exclusive window, the new animated classic film, “Encanto”, will be coming to Disney+ on Christmas Eve, Friday 24th December 2021.

Is “Encanto” Coming To Disney+ Premier Access?

Disney has confirmed that the film would be released in cinemas first, with a 30-day exclusive theatrical window.   Meaning that the film, unlike “Black Widow” or “Cruella”, won’t be released on Disney+ Premier Access.

What Time Will “Encanto” Be Released On Disney+

Disney+ updates on Friday’s at the following times:

  • Pacific Time: 00:00 AM / Midnight
  • Eastern Time: 03:00 AM
  • UK: 08:00 AM
  • Sydney, Australia – 19:00 PM

Sometimes episodes can arrive a few minutes later as the servers update. The Disney+ front page usually updates about an hour later.

Is “Encanto” on Netflix?

“Encanto” is created by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney doesn’t license out its new films to other streaming services.  So it won’t be available on any other streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon or Hulu.

Are you looking forward to watching Disney’s “Encanto”?

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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  1. unknown November 9, 2021

    disney owns most of hulu so it just may pop up there later on

  2. Bart December 19, 2021

    Disney is now total garbage. Poor old Walt.