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Disney's Wish Teaser Trailer Arrives

2023 is a big year for Disney. It marks 100 years since the company was founded.That puts no small amount of pressure on the film that will be released to mark the occasion. 

That film is Wish, the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The trailer reels off a list of Disney's most beloved films, both recent and classic. "From the studio that brought you Frozen, The Lion King, Moana... Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella [and] Encanto.. comes a story a century in the making."

The film's inspiration doesn't quite go back 100 years but to 1940's Pinocchio. The story is a sort of origin for the wishing star featured in the classic film.

The trailer introduces us to Asha, the film's 17-year-old heroine, her per goat Valentino and a fallen star named Star. We also meet King Magnifico, who seems to be being set up as Disney's first full-on villain for a while.

The story takes place on an island off the Iberian peninsula called Rosas, known at the Kingdom Of Wishes. People come from all over to give their wishes to the King, but only he can decide which wishes come true and when. Asha and Star find themselves going up against Magnifico, to save her community and to prove that when one courageous human connects to the stars wonderful things can happen.

Visually, the film is looking absolutely beautiful, with a style that combines 3D CG with a more painterly, watercolour look. It's new territory for WDAS but it looks like they've knocked it out of the park.

The film features the voices of Ariana DeBose as Asha, Chris Pine as Magnifico, and Alan Tudyk as Valentino. The film is directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn. It's produced by Peter Del Vecho, co-produced by  Juan Pablo Reyes and Executive Produced by Jennifer Lee. Lee and Allison Moore wrote the screenplay. The film features original songs by Julia Michaels and Benjamin Rice, an extract of one of which can be heard in the trailer.

Wish opens in cinemas in North America on November 22, 2023 and on November 24 in the UK and Ireland.