Unlike most Disney movies, Encanto takes place in a real place, and the film serves as a love letter to Colombia, which is often misrepresented.
Encanto takes place in the real country of Colombia, unlike many other Disney films, which rely on fictional places as their settings. Encanto may contain plenty of Disney Easter eggs, but it deviates from its predecessors in an important way. It is the story of the Madrigal family who lives in a magical place called the Casita. Mirabel is the only one born into the family who doesn’t have her own magical gift. The journey Mirabel goes on is one to save her family and their home from the force threatening Casita’s magic, all while drawing on the inspiration South American landscape.