Did You Notice the ‘Strange World’ Easter Egg in ‘Encanto?’

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Left: Mirabel in 'Encanto' grimaces. Right: The main character in Strange World picks up a blue jelly-like creature. Overtop of both photos is a "wow" emoji face and a screenshot of a green ship from the Encanto credits.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Strange World is coming to theaters this November, following Pixar’s Lightyear as the next Disney film to arrive at cinemas worldwide.

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Last week, Disney fans got the first teaser trailer for the film, which introduces us to the legendary Clades, “a family of explorers whose differences threatened to topple their latest and most crucial mission,” according to IMDB.

disney strange world main character (left) and dog (right) in teaser trailer
Credit: Disney

Directed by Don Hall and written by Qui Nguyen, Strange World stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Alan Tudyk as adventurers on a bizarre and wonderful sci-fi planet.

With all this new information about the film, some fans noticed an easter egg in Disney’s Encanto (2021). TikTok user @hiddenmoviedetails saw the secret reference first, posting this video:

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At the end of the film’s credits, when the Walt Disney Company logo is center screen, eagle-eyed viewers will notice a green submarine-style ship on the left.

Green submarine ship with an eye in the front.
Credit: Disney

The same ship quickly flys by at the beginning of the Strange World trailer, right after the screen reads “A major motion picture event!”

A green submarine style ship with the word "EVENT!" overtop it.
Credit: Disney

As more details about Strange World emerge, it’s possible Disney fans might notice even more hidden easter eggs in other Walt Disney Animation Studios’ films! And who knows what secrets Strange World is hiding? They’re waiting to be discovered this November!

More on Encanto

Stephani Beatriz as Mirabel
Credit: Disney Animation

Encanto hit theaters late last year and was an instant hit. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” surpassed “Let it Go” as the highest-charting Disney single since “A Whole New World” from Disney’s Aladdin (1992). From Disney:

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. Releasing on Nov. 24, 2021, the film features all-new songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) and is directed by Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”) and Jared Bush (co-director “Zootopia”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”), and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino; Bush and Castro Smith are screenwriters on the film.

Are you excited for Disney’s Strange World? Did you notice the easter egg at the end of Encanto? Let us know in the comments! 

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