The first full-length trailer for Wish, the upcoming feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios, is here! Not only does it give us a relatively extended look of the evil king (voiced by Chris Pine) as well as the movie’s protagonist, Asha (voiced by Ariana DeBose), it also gives us a cute ‘lil goat voiced by the venerable Alan Tudyk. But perhaps more importantly, the trailer highlights the film’s beautiful animation style, which looks like it comes right out of a portrait.
Curious to learn more about what the movie is all about? The trailer does a good job setting up the stakes (and giving us a glimpse of a delightful musical production where chickens lay eggs in time to the song’s beat), but here’s the official synopsis to give you more details:
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wish is an all-new musical-comedy welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where 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.
Along with the trailer, Disney also announced the extended cast for the film, which includes Angelique Cabral as Queen Amaya, the wife and sounding board of King Magnifico; Victor Garber as Asha’s grandfather, Sabino, who—at a hundred years old—is patiently waiting for his wish to be granted; and Natasha Rothwell as Asha’s loving and supportive mom, Sakina.
The extended cast includes Jennifer Kumiyama as Asha’s dearest friend, Dahlia, who’s an accomplished baker and unofficial leader of their group; Evan Peters as the strong guy with a big heart and bigger yawn, Simon; Harvey Guillén as Gabo, who may be cynical, but he has a heart of gold; Ramy Youseff as Safi, who’s plagued by allergies; Niko Vargas as Asha’s joyful, always smiling buddy, Hal; Della Saba as the seemingly shy teenager, Bazeema, who’s full of surprises; and Jon Rudnitsky as Asha’s rosy-cheeked, wiggly-eared pal, Dario.
The feature also boasts original songs by Julia Michaels and Benjamin Rice, plus a score from composer Dave Metzger.
Wish premieres in theaters on November 22, 2023. In the meantime, here’s a poster for the movie to keep you enchanted until then: