How to watch Encanto

Encanto
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Disney's helping movie fans everywhere celebrate with their latest animated musical, Encanto. Encanto is a first for Disney, being the studio’s first movie that centers on Latinx characters (Coco, for anyone wondering, is a Pixar movie). Here is the official synopsis:

“Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells 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 magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal — every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.” 

The voice cast is led by Stephanie Beatrix (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Mirabel and includes María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, John Leguizamo and more. Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Charise Castro Smith are the directors with original music from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Read the What to Watch Encanto review.

How to stream Encanto

Encanto is now streaming on Disney Plus, officially launching on the service in December.

Encanto Blu-ray/DVD

Even with the growth of streaming, physical media is not extinct and Encanto got its own Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD sets (opens in new tab) on February 8, so it can be played again and again... and again!

In addition to the movie, the DVD features deleted scenes and other features, including:

  • Movie sing-along with on-screen lyrics
  • "Familia Lo Es Todo, a feature about members of the Disney Animation "Familia" and how their real-life experiences inspired the Madrigal family
  • "Discover Colombia," a feature detailing the multiple cultures, biodiversity and vibrant colors of Colombia and their influence on Encanto
  • "A Journey Through Music" on how each character came to be represented by music
  • "Let's Talk About Bruno," a look into how the song "We Don't Talk About Bruno" was written
  • "Our Casita," on the design of the Madrigal family home
  • Outtakes
  • "Journey to Colombia," a feature showing how the team behind Encanto traveled to Colombia to learn about the culture
  • Far From the Tree, the short film was released alongside Encanto in theaters. 
  • An introduction to Far From the Tree - Writer/director Natalie Nourigat introduces the short film
Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).