Did you miss your chance to see Encanto (2021) when it debuted in theaters? The film became a massive hit, garnering multiple award nominations this year and leading multiple charts with its catchy soundtrack, and now it’s returning to theaters for another limited-time run! The Walt Disney Animation Studios film is set to return to theaters this Friday, February 18, 2022. Here’s what you need to know…
Disney announced on Instagram that the film will return to theaters for a limited run over Presidents Day weekend:
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Encanto only had a short run in theaters initially (exactly one month) before being moved to Disney+, however, with its November 24, 2021, theatrical release date, it is very likely that large numbers of fans were not quite ready to return to theaters yet due to the pandemic.
When the film was released for on Disney+ on December 24, 2021, it quickly took off, eventually taking social media by storm especially due to the film’s soundtrack, relatable storyline, and original songs by .
Since its Disney+ release, musical hits like “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” have topped the charts on Billboard and Spotify, and the film has been nominated for numerous awards including Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song for “Dos Oruguitas”(causing some fans to feel “We Don’t Talk About Bruno was snubbed), and Best Original Score.
The film features an all-star cast led by Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel as she discovers her true gift after being the only member of the magical Madrigal family to have not received one as a child despite the family’s miracle they had been blessed with. With a mix of stunning animation and music, excellent characters and storytelling, and nods to Colombian culture, it is easy to see why the film has been so successful.
Given the film’s popularity and its limited return to the , we would not be surprised if some showtimes sold out, so we recommend grabbing your tickets soon for your chance to see Encanto on the big screen!