Disney has announced an original animated film for 2023, Wish.
Described as a collaborative project across the entire Disney Animation Studios. It will be directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veersunthorn, and is produced by Peter Del Vecho and Juan Pablo Reyes.
Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed a FIRST LOOK at “Wish,” their all-new animated feature film that explores how the iconic wishing star came to be. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/RMBnsPaV72
— Disney Animation (@DisneyAnimation) September 10, 2022
The film is a fantasy movie about the power of Wishes and dreams and explores the origin of the iconic Disney wishing star. Set in the Kingdom of Wishes, it’s a magical land where wishes can literally come true. The theme was chosen for Disney’s 100th anniversary and ties together a major theme across all Disney movies, that wishes can come true.
The art style of Wish combines watercolor animation, Disney’s original art style, with CG which Disney uses in the modern era.
Wish will star two heroines, Asha (Ariana DeBose), a 17-year-old driven optimist and leader in the making. She will face one of the most formidable enemies in the universe and will have to team up with Star, a cosmic force and boundless ball of pure energy and maybe chaos.
Alan Tudyk, Disney’s modern good-luck charm will be a voice in Wish, playing a goat named Valentino who gets his wish to communicate fulfilled. The soundtrack is composed by Grammy-nominated artist Julia Michaels. The audience at D23 got to listen to the very first song, More for Us, performed by DeBose.