First Disney’s ‘Wish’ Teaser Trailer Introduces Audiences to Asha, Valentino, and King Magnifico

Shannen Ace

First Disney’s ‘Wish’ Teaser Trailer Introduces Audiences to Asha, Valentino, and King Magnifico

Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the first teaser trailer and poster for “Wish,” which opens in theaters on November 22, 2023.

“Wish” Poster

wish movie poster

“Wish” is a musical-comedy about the origins of the wishing star. The poster features the film’s title made out of glowing dots and colorful stars falling through the night sky.

“Wish” Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer introduces audiences to 17-year-old Asha, voiced by Ariana DeBose, and her pet goat Valentino, voiced by Alan Tudyk. Chris Pine voices the villain, King Magnifico, who starts the teaser by asking viewers to “Imagine a place where wishes come true.” When Asha makes a wish, she meets a glowing ball of light called Star. The film takes place in Rosas, a “fantastical land” off the Iberian Peninsula. It brings the world to life using a mix of 2D and 3D animation.

Watch the first “Wish” teaser trailer, featuring DeBose performing the original song “This Wish,” below.

Disney’s “Wish”

Asha and Valentino in Wish movie

“Our heroine, Asha, lives in Rosas, known as the kingdom of wishes,” said director Chris Buck, who helms the film with Fawn Veerasunthorn. “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.”

Added Veerasunthorn, “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. Featuring the voices of Academy Award®-winning actor Ariana DeBose as Asha, Chris Pine as Magnifico, and Alan Tudyk as Asha’s favorite goat, Valentino, the film is helmed by Oscar®-winning director Chris Buck (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) and Fawn Veerasunthorn (“Raya and the Last Dragon”), produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) and co-produced by Juan Pablo Reyes (“Encanto”). Jennifer Lee (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) executive produces—Lee and Allison Moore (“Night Sky,” “Manhunt”) are writers on the project. With original songs by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy-winning producer/songwriter/musician Benjamin Rice, plus score by composer Dave Metzger, “Wish” opens only in theaters on Nov. 22, 2023.

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