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Get read for a vibrant, magical, and musical adventure in Encanto. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 60th feature film takes a journey to Colombia, where we meet “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.” All of the Madrigals have unique magical gifts except Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz), but when the magic of Encanto falls into danger, Mirabel discovers she might just be her family’s last hope.
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Directed by Zootopia’s Jared Bush and Byron Howard, and co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”), the film includes original music from Lin-Manuel Miranda and is earning strong reviews as a “heartwarming celebration of family,” which means it’s an ideal pick to gather ’round with love ones during the holidays.
But Disney’s movie releases have been a bit unpredictable this year, so we’ve put together a helpful guide to where it’s in theaters, when it’s on Disney+, and how to stream the soundtrack online after those delightful new songs get stuck in your head.
When Is Encanto in Theaters?
Encanto arrived in U.S. theaters on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, launching in 3,700 theaters nationwide. Disney’s new animated movie is striving for a $35-40 million domestic opening at the box office (taking home $1.5 million in Tuesday previews) and $70 million worldwide.
Internationally, the film also arrived in several major territories, including Brazil, the U.K., Germany, Canada, and South Korea on November 24 and arrives in most worldwide markets by November 26, excepting the Philippines (December 8) and Hong Kong (December 16).
If you’re wondering where to buy Encanto tickets or find showtimes near you, head over to Disney’s official website, or check out the ticket vendors below.
- Atom Tickets
- AMC Theaters
- Regal Theaters
- Alamo Drafthouse
As always, with the pandemic ongoing, stay safe and be sure to double-check any mandates and safety guidelines before you book your Encanto tickets.
Is Encanto Streaming with Disney+ Premier Access?
No. In keeping with recent theatrical releases like Free Guy and Eternals, Encanto arrives exclusively in theaters on its November 24 release date.
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Considering Walt Disney Animation Studios’ last film, Raya and the Last Dragon, was immediately available to streaming with Disney+ Premier Access – not to mention the fact that Disney’s previous two Pixar movies launched directly on Disney+ – it’s understandable if you expected this one to stream day-and-date with the theatrical release, but this time, Disney is holding firm to its theatrical exclusive… for now.
When Will Encanto Be on Disney+?
Here’s the good news, Encanto already has a Disney+ release date: it arrives on streaming on December 24, 30 days after its theatrical debut. Consider it a Christmas Eve gift to all who celebrate, or maybe just an opportunity to get some new favorite Disney songs stuck in your head just in time for the new year.
How to watch Encanto online for free
So, how can one watch Encanto online for free? There is a way, but fans will have to wait for Encanto to come out on Disney Plus first. The service typically costs $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year (which saves subscribers $15.98 from the monthly price.) But there are ways to subscribe to Disney+ at no cost and watch Encanto online for free when it’s finally available to stream. Keep on reading ahead to find out how.
Verizon Unlimited Free Subscription
If you’re a Verizon customer (or know someone who is), Verizon offers a free Disney Plus subscription with its Unlimited plans (a.k.a. Get More Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Verizon Plan Unlimited, Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited.) If you have one of these plans, you can sign-up for a free six-month Disney+ subscription (which saves you about $42) and will allow you to watch Encanto online for free as many times as you want. Click here for Verizon’s FAQ on how to sign up for its free Disney+ subscription.
While you’re at it: Verizon customers with Get More Unlimited and Play More Unlimited plans are also eligible for their Disney Bundle, which offers not only a free Disney Plus subscription for as long as you have your Verizon plan, but also free Hulu and ESPN+ subscriptions too, which saves viewers about $12.99 per month. Click here for Verizon’s FAQ on how to sign up for its Disney Bundle.
Amazon Music Unlimited Free Subscription
New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can receive a free six-month subscription to Disney Plus. Current Amazon Music Unlimited Subscribers are also eligible for a free three-month subscription to Disney Plus. Amazon Music Unlimited offers a 30-day free trial and costs $7.99 per month for Amazon Prime Members—which is the same monthly rate as Disney Plus. This means that customers can receive both an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription and a Disney Plus subscription for less than $4 each to watch Encanto online for free.
Not an Amazon Prime Member? Amazon Prime also offers a 30-day free trial, so customers can sign up for the free trial and subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited for a cheaper price. If you’re a student, you can also receive a free six-month trial of Amazon Prime, as well as an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription for just 99 cents per month.
What is Encanto about?
Encanto, a word that means “charm” or “enchantment” in Spanish, follows a Colombian family called the Madrigals. The Madrigals’ home is in an enchanted town in the countryside, where every member of their family lives with magic abilities—from otherworldly strength, to special healing powers. But there’s one member of the family who is unlike the rest: Mirabel, who someone ended up without any magical powers of her own. Still, this “ordinary” member of the Madrigal family is more special than what initially meets the eye, as she may be the only person capable of saving her family’s powers when a new danger threatens their magic altogether.