Walt Disney Pictures' "Encanto", a Colombia-set story of a family living in a magical house, won the best animated Oscar at the 94th Academy Awards here.

Directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard and co-directed by Charise Castro Smith, the film was a box office success and also charmed the critics when it released in November last year.

Bush, Howard, Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino collected the award for the film and they thanked the people of Colombia and the team at Disney Animation for their support.

The story of "Encanto" is told through an ordinary 15-year-old who's struggling to find her place in her family.

But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, she realises that as the only ordinary member in her family, she might be their last hope.

In an earlier interview with PTI, the directors had said that with "Encanto", they wanted to create a culturally-authentic family during the pandemic.

'Encanto' beat out fellow animated nominees 'Flee', 'Luca', 'The Mitchells vs. The Machines' and 'Raya and the Last Dragon' to win the 94th Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.