13 Sep – After two of its previous animated films went straight to Disney+, Disney recently revealed that their upcoming entry, "Encanto" will have a theatrical release first before going to its streaming service.
The upcoming film is just one of the six upcoming titles to get the exclusive theatrical release dates by Disney, although it will have the shortest exclusivity window with 30 days. Others are "The Last Duel" (15 October), "Ron's Gone Wrong" (22 October), "Eternals" (5 November), "West Side Story" (10 December), and "The King's Man" (22 December).
According to Disney, it plans to have the movie going straight to Disney+ on Christmas Eve so that children will be able to enjoy the movie during the holidays.
The upcoming feature, directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush of "Zootopia" fame, tells the story of the Madrigal family who live in an enchanted town in the mountains of Colombia. Every child in the magical house has magical abilities such as strength or healing powers, except for Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"), who was born without one. When Mirabel discovers that the magic is being threatened, she realises that she may be the only one who is able to save it.
The upcoming film will hit theatres in 24 November.