‘D23 Inside Disney’ Goes Behind the Magic of ‘Wish’

With a nod to Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ 100-year legacy, the animated musical comedy Wish welcomes audiences to the kingdom of Rosas, where 17-year-old Asha (voiced by Oscar® winner Ariana DeBose) makes a wish so powerful it’s answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, they face King Magnifico (voiced by Chris Pine) in their quest to return all wishes to the people of Rosas.

In a special video episode of the D23 Inside Disney podcast, hosted by Lisa Cabello and Hunter Hopewell, Jennifer Lee, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, shares the origin story of Wish; directors Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn reveal how classic Disney films inspired Asha’s journey; DeBose opens up about voicing Asha and performs “This Wish” at Disneyland Park; and producers Peter del Vecho and Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster Jones discuss the marriage of classic artistry and new technology. Plus, the hosts share a preview of the new, limited-time water short highlighting Wish, which is being presented before “World of Color – Season of Light” at Disney California Adventure Park.

Wish is in theaters Wednesday, November 22. Tickets are on sale now.