Wish release date, cast and all about new Disney movie musical

Here’s all you need to know about the new Disney animated musical Wish.

The upcoming film, features the voice talents of Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine and will mark 100 years of Disney Animation.

When is Wish released in cinemas?

The UK release date for Wish is 24 November 2023. It will be released in the US on 22 November.

The movie welcomes audiences to Rosas, a fantastical land located off the Iberian Peninsula.

Wish - Asha (Ariana DeBose)

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

Who’s on the cast?

Hamilton and West Side story star Ariana DeBose voices 17-year-old Asha while Chris Pine lends his voice to the powerful King Magnifico.

Asha’s pet goat Valentino is voiced by Alan Tudyk while further cast includes Angelique Cabral as Queen Amaya, the wife and sounding board of King Magnifico; Victor Garber as Asha’s grandfather, Sabino, who—at 100 years old—is patiently waiting for his wish to be granted; and Natasha Rothwell as Asha’s loving and supportive mum, Sakina.

Plus, Asha’s tight-knit group of confidants, protectors and forever friends: Jennifer Kumiyama as Asha’s dearest friend, Dahlia, who’s an accomplished baker and unofficial leader of their group; Evan Peters as the strong guy with a big heart and bigger yawn, Simon; Harvey Guillén as Gabo, who may be cynical, but he has a heart of gold; Ramy Youssef as Safi, who’s plagued by allergies; Niko Vargas as Asha’s joyful, always smiling buddy, Hal; Della Saba as the seemingly shy teenager, Bazeema, who’s full of surprises; and Jon Rudnitsky as Asha’s rosy-cheeked, wiggly-eared pal, Dario.

What about the songs?

Julia Michaels, Benjamin Rice, and JP Saxe have penned original songs for the film, which will be scored by Dave Metzger.

You can get a taste of the song This Wish, performed by DeBose, in the trailer below…

Wish is directed by Chris Buck (Frozen) and Fawn Veerasunthorn (in her feature directorial debut) and has been written by Jennifer Lee (Frozen) and Allison Moore

With that cast and creative team, we’ve high hopes!

About the author: Jessica White

Recent University graduate Jessica is the newest writer for Stageberry. She's over the moon to be sharing her theatre knowledge and passion for musicals with the online world.


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