10 “Encanto” Facts You May not Know

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Set in an enchanted village in Colombia, Encanto tells the story of a magical family called the Madrigals, who all have special gifts – magical powers, like super strength or talking to animals – all except Mirabel that is.

Here are 10 fun facts you might not know about the world of Encanto.

Mirabel is the first main Disney animated female character to wear glasses.

This might not seem like a big deal, as around 6 in every 10 people in the world wear glasses, but Mirabel could be the first Disney Princess to wear glasses.

Encanto is the 60th film made by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The first was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs released on the 21st December 1937. Other films include Lilo & Stitch in 2002, Tangled in 2010 and The Lion King in 1994.

Encanto Only Ran In Theatres For 30 Days

Encanto premiered on November 3, 2021 and went on a only 30 day run in cinemas because to the COVID 19 Pandemic. It underperformed in cinemas however the film grossed US$228 Million worldwide due to its inclusion on Disney+. Encanto became the second highest grossing animated film of 2021 after “Sing”.

Hidden Mickeys

Keeping the Disney tradition alive, Encanto has its fair share of hidden Mickeys. Right at the beginning of Isabela’s song “What Else Can I Do?,” the green-fingered Madrigal conjures up a cacti plant that takes the form of one large circle and two smaller ones on top (standing in for Mickey’s head and ears). There is also a hidden Mickey in “Waiting on A Miracle.” It is only in one frame for a brief second. When Mirabel dances past her parents (in freeze-frame), some of the magical glitter in the foreground creates a familiar three circled shape.

Bruno Has The Boot Plant From Wall-E

In Bruno’s room, there are things that he’s collected to either entertain himself or make himself more comfortable while keeping out of the family’s way. One of those things is a boot on the shelf with a small green plant growing out of it, just like the plant from Wall-E.

Bruno is hiding in the movie poster

Look carefully at the poster for Encanto, or you’ll miss Bruno, the mysterious Madrigal the family doesn’t like to discuss, hiding under his green cloak in the far left part of the poster.

Mirabel’s skirt pays tribute to her family members

Every character has a symbol of their miracle embroidered on their clothes, except for Mirabel who has symbols of her entire family.

Five Years In The Making

From the storyboards, scripts, musical performances, actors, and promotions, Disney’s Encanto took five years to make. The main reason for its long production was the research on the cultural area of Latin America. They chose Colombia for its vibrant intersection between magic and culture. Its long-standing history served as the foundation for the film’s message.

The second Disney Animated canon movie to have a non-English title

“Encanto” is the second Disney Animated canon movie to have a non-English title, with the first being “Saludos Amigos” back in the 1942. The word Encanto in Spanish means enchant, spell, or charm.

Isabela’s Vines Are Inspired By Rapunzel’s Hair

Isabela’s gift gives her the power to grow various flowers and plants and she uses vines throughout the movie to easily travel from one place to the other, as well as reach higher points.

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