The animated Disney movie will be available to watch from the comfort of your own home from December 24, so it's perfectly timed for a Christmas movie marathon. There's no additional cost, either, so you don't need to worry about Premier Access – unlike other recent releases like Black Widow and Jungle Cruise.
The musical features original songs from Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and follows Mirabel Madrigal (Stephanie Beatriz), the only member of her family without a magical 'gift.'
Encanto is landing to streaming just under a month after its theatrical release (November 26), which is a far shorter release window than usual. Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings had a much longer exclusive theatrical run, arriving on the streamer on November 12, AKA Disney Plus Day, after a September 3 release. Likewise, Eternals, which was released on November 5, is coming to Disney Plus on January 12.
As for what else is arriving on the streamer this holiday season, the highly anticipated The Book of Boba Fett, a new Star Wars series about the titular bounty hunter, lands on December 29.
2022, meanwhile, brings Disney Pixar's Turning Red and Toy Story spin-off film Lightyear, as well as Enchanted sequel Disenchanted, and a live-action Pinocchio – the latter two titles will be going straight to Disney Plus, though it's unclear when Turning Red and Lightyear will bow on the service at the moment. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, The Mandalorian season 3, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight are also all expected on the streamer in the coming months.
While you wait for Encanto to arrive on Disney Plus, check out our guide to all the new Disney movies on the way – and if you're not yet a Disney Plus subscriber, see the best Disney Plus sign-up prices and deals right here.