Disney, the studio that brought you Frozen and Moana, is back this Thanksgiving to bring you the uplifting animated adventure Wish. Starring an outstanding cast of voice performers who have honed their skills on both the musical stage and in animated movies, Wish features a young girl who wishes for a wish to come true.
Jennifer Lee and Allison Moore are responsible for writing Wish, while Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn are in charge of directing the film. Wish is the origin story for a Disney classic, The Wishing Star. While Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs inspired many of Wish’s characters, the plot itself is an entirely new adventure that pays tribute to a Disney classic storyline about having your dreams come true when you wish upon a star. Wish is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018. It utilizes both computer animation and the more classic watercolor style of animation that Disney is known for.
The story of Wish takes place in the Kingdom of Rosas, where a young woman named Asha, who is 17 years old, starts to have doubts about the intentions of the respected King Magnifico. After expressing a desire for supernatural power, Asha and her companions, collectively called the adolescents, are accompanied on their adventure by her talking goat, in which they must overcome a deadly adversary.
With the help of Grammy-nominated songwriter Julia Micheals, who is best known for her work writing for Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, and a whole host of other notable performers, and Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Benjamin Rice, Wish promises to bring to screens catchy musical numbers and a magical feel-good adventure for the entire family. Wish will be released in theaters on December 20, 2018. Once Upon a Studio, a short film will be shown in theaters alongside Wish when it is finally released.
Ariana DeBose as Asha
Ariana DeBose, winner of an Academy Award, makes her debut in the animated film Wishdebuteder Asha. Asha is a sharp-witted optimist who makes a wish so powerful that a cosmic force grants it. Asha is an enthusiastic young woman who is aware of a shadowy presence in the Kingdom of Rosas and works hard to bring this shadowy presence into the light so that the rest of the Kingdom can see it.
From her time as a part of the original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton to her portrayal as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, which earned her an Academy Award, DeBose has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of musical theater. DeBose has also made cameo appearances in several movies and television episodes, including Schmigadoon!, The Prom, and Westworld. The year 2024 will be a busy one for DeBose, as she has roles in a number of high-profile films, including Kraven the Hunter, Argylle, and My Ex-Friend’s Wedding, among others.
Alan Tudyk as Valentino
The part of Asha’s favorite goat, imbued with magic that lets him talk and even sing, is played by Alan Tudyk, best known as Wash in the television series Firefly. Valentino is taken aback by the fact that he already possesses a very low voice despite being a shallowly achieved thought of Wreck-It Ralph in 2012; Tudyk has become a mainstay in every Walt Disney Animation Studios film. His appearance in the movie as Valentino is the eighth time he has worked with the studio.
Chris Pine as King Magnifico
King Magnifico, the main antagonist of “Wish,” is played by Chris Pine, who also lends his voice to the character. His subjects hold him in high regard as a captivating and illuminating chieftain because he is both the ruler of Rosas and the man who established the Kingdom. In private, however, King Magnifico is conceited and believes himself to be superior to others. He will only grant wishes to those individuals whom he considers to be deserving.
Pine is, without a doubt, one of the most well-known names in Wish. He is best recognized for his roles as James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ cinematic adaptations of the Star Trek franchise and as Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman film series. In addition to that, he has been the best in other movies, including Incseveraleons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Hell or High Water, Don’t Worry Darling, and Outlaw King. His prior work with Disney includes the live-action films The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Into the Woods, The Finest Hours, and A Wrinkle in Time. He has also worked with the company in the past. Pine has provided his voice for animated films in history, including The Guardians and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but this is the first time he has worked on a playful product or for Disney.
Angelique Cabral as Queen Amaya
Queen Amaya is the doting wife of King Magnifico and Queen of the Rosas. Angelique Cabral, who is best known for her supporting roles and guest appearances on television shows such as Two and a Half Men and Grey’s Anatomy, plays the part of Queen Amaya in this production. Queen Amaya has unwavering faith in her husband’s capacity to fulfill even the most incredible of people’s requests, yet she does not let that stop her from voicing her views. She assists Asha so that she assists, which is one of the most coveted jobs in the Kingdom. After learning the dreadful reality about her spouse, she has second thoughts about her allegiance to him.
Victor Garber as Sabino
Sabino is voiced by actor Victor Garber, who is most known for appearing in the television series Alias and the movie Titanic. Sabino is Asha’s grandfather and plays the mandolin. He and Asha have a close and affectionate relationship. Sabino, now 100 years old, is becoming increasingly impatient as he waits to fulfill his lifelong ambition as Sakina.
Sakina, Asha’s mother, is portrayed by Natasha Rothwell, who is most recognized for her performance in The White Lotus, which earned her a nomination for an Emmy. Sakina is a seamstress, and she is responsible for making pajamas for Valentino, the talking goat. As with most moms, Sakina is there to support her daughter, but she starts to worry when Asha, her only child, starts to wonder about King Magnifico’s motivations.
Jennifer Kumiyama as Dahlia
Because Jennifer Kumiyama’s record consists primarily of brief appearances in various films and television shows, hers is likely the most contemporary voice for audiences. The character of Dahlia, a baker who creates her brand of enchantment with her culinary skills, is portrayed by Jennifer Kumiyama. Dahlia is Asha’s best friend, and Doc inspired the character she plays from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Dahlia acts as the de facto head of her friend group, the adolescents, in a manner quite similar to that of Doc. The fact that Dahlia is disabled and walks with the aid of a crutch is a moving homage paid to the actress who portrays the role.
Harvey Guillén as Gabo
Gabo is the most cynical of the youths, but in the end, he reveals that he has a kind heart. Harvey Guillén, who is best known for his part as Guillermo on What We Do in the Shadows, plays Gabo. Guillén is best known for his role on the show. The character of Grumpy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs served as an inspiration for his own.
Niko Vargas as Hal
Niko Vargas, who plays Hal and brienergetic e actorstors, is yet another new voice in this ensemble. The character Happy from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” served as inspiration for this one.
Evan Peters as Simon
Evan Peters, best known for his part on Mare of Easttown, makes his debut in a Disney animated film as Simon, a kind-hearted giant who spends most of his time daydreaming about becoming a great warrior. Peters won an Emmy for his performance in Mare of Easttown. He is the oldest person in Asha’s circle of friends, having reached the age of 18 years old. The character of Sleepy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs inspired this daydreaming adolescent.
Ramy Youssef as Safi
Safi, a little kid who suffers from chronic allergies and is based on the character Sneezy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is played by Ramy Youssef, best known for his leading role in the Hulu series Ramy.
Jon Rudnitsky as Dario
Former cast members of Saturday Night Live: The character of Dario, who has a red face and floppy ears spoken by Jon Rudnitsky, was modeled after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Della Saba as Bazeema
Bazeema, a more reserved member of Asha’Della Saba, is portrayed as a friend group and is characterized by Della Saba. Bashful frDwarfs is the source of inspiration for Bazeema.