Watch trailer for new Disney animated musical Wish with Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine

A first look at new Disney animated musical Wish has been revealed.

Starring Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine, Wish will open in cinemas this November and marks 100 years of Disney Animation.

The trailer introduces 17-year-old Asha (DeBose), the powerful King Magnifico (Pine), Asha’s pet goat Valentino (voiced by Alan Tudyk), and Star, a celestial ball of boundless energy that Asha’s wish calls down from the sky.

It also features a snippet of the song This Wish, performed by DeBose, one of several new songs written by Julia Michaels and Benjamin Rice for the film.

The all-new musical-comedy welcomes audiences to Rosas, a fantastical land located off the Iberian Peninsula.

Director Chris Buck, who helms the film with Fawn Veerasunthorn, says: “Our heroine, Asha, lives in Rosas, known as the kingdom of wishes.

“People come from everywhere to give their wishes to a magical king who promises to grant their deepest desires—someday. Only he can decide which wishes will come true and when.”

Veerasunthorn adds: “We have been inspired by so many iconic films over Disney Animation’s 100 years, especially stories where we explore the power of someone with a wish, combined with the conviction to make that wish come true. Being able to honor that legacy with this incredible story and these amazing characters has been a joy for our entire team.”

In Wish, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star.

Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen

Wish is currently scheduled for release on 22 November 2023.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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