Now available on digital platforms is the latest Disney film, Wish. Wish will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Ultra 4K on March 12, 2024.
Wish stars the voice talents of Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk, Even Peters, Victor Garber, and Harvey Gullien.
King Magnifico (Pine) and his wife, Queen Amaya, established their own island called Rosa.
King Magnifico studied magic and is able to make people’s wishes come true. Knowing that, a lot of people moved to the island, not only to have their wishes granted, but also because it seemed like a great place to live.
In order to live on Rosa, residents must give their most precious wish to King Magnifico. He tells them he will protect them and keep them safe.
Once a month the king grants one of the residents wishes from the collection that he’s keeping in a tower.
Young Asha (DeBose) interviews for an internship for the king. It’s during that time that she learns about what the king really does with the resident’s wishes. The king is not as wonderful as he pretends to be.
Asha tries to expose what the king is really doing, but she is chased out of town.
While on the run, along with her pet goat Valentino, cross paths with a very special being – a star. Star is a happy little being who goes around the forest and makes the animals talk. He also lets Asha know that he could help her when it comes to King Magnifico and the wishes of the people in town.
Can Asha save the wishes? How can Star help her out? To find out, check out the film Wish. Look for it on digital today and on Blu-ray, DVD and Ultra 4K March 12, 2024.
This is a musical film, and there are several songs found throughout. Chris Pine also sings in this film. Chris Pine has sung in other musicals, such as Into the Woods. He is not only good looking, but multi-talented too.
Speaking of good looking… WOW! They made his character, King Magnifico, VERY handsome. Normally villains are creepy looking or strange looking. Not King Magnifico. He has salt and pepper hair, and big blue eyes. He looks more like a handsome prince than an evil king.
The songs in this film were pretty good. There were no “annoying” songs (I’m sure you know what I mean). Some of them I can see children singing over and over again, which is fine since they are good songs. One such song is This Wish (one of my favorites from the film).
I like the heroine in this film, Asha. I love the Disney is giving the heroine’s more diversity. They are not all blonde haired and blue eyed link in the past. Asha’s friends are also very diverse including a goofy friend, a friend that uses a crutch, and a friend who seems to be dealing with some kind of issue.
I can easily see Disney releasing a lot of merchandise from this film. I can see a plush Star toy that lights up. That would be really cute. Ha Ha… I just Googled it. There IS a plush Star that lights up. I think I need to get one for myself (he’s adorable!).
Overall I really liked the film. It’s not one of my all-time favorite Disney films, but I can see myself watching this film several times.
I received a free digital code to watch the film on Movies Anywhere. I didn’t see any bonus content on that digital service. However, there will be bonus content on the other platforms.
- Sing Along With The Movie
Sing along with your favorite songs while watching the movie with on-screen lyrics.
- Featurette: Once Upon A Studio
Beloved characters from Disney Animation’s 100 years come together for an unforgettable reunion.
- 100 Years In The Making – The Inside story on the making of Wish
- What Makes Disney, Disney
Learn what makes a Disney film and its characters so distinct, memorable and beloved. Discover how Asha and WISH are quintessentially Disney — from the extraordinary challenges Asha must overcome, to the magical, Kingdom of Rosa
- The Wish Equation
What is a wish? Join the filmmakers for a surprising conversation as they break down the “Wish Equation,” discuss the “rules of magic,” and describe the role music plays in Disney films. Then hear Julia Michaels’ own original demo of “This Wish.”
- Looking Backward To Go Forward
Walk the aisles of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library as the filmmakers “draw” inspiration from 100 years of animation. Learn about the “Pinocchio test,” and how Wish’s design blends new technology with classic techniques.
- Where Dreams And Reality Collide
Discover the times and places that were the inspiration for Rosas and helped build the world of this original fairy tale.
- Asha Means Wish
Learn all about Asha, from her inspired design to her boundless determination and generosity. Uncover the subtle symbolism in her jewelry, and dive into her dancing skills. See how she’s imperfectly perfect and what makes her a memorable Disney hero.
- The Return Of The Disney Villain
You’ll love to hate King Magnifico when you uncover his secrets. Find out what makes him the classic Disney villain — and why he doesn’t wear a crown.
- Star Is Born
Uncover early concept drawings to see how Star evolved into Asha’s lovable wish facilitator. Learn about Star’s sparkles, and why Star can communicate with Asha and the other characters.
- Those Who Stand Beside Me
Learn more about Asha’s closest allies, Dahlia and Valentino. Find out which of Snow White’s seven companions served as inspiration for Dahlia, and how Valentino breaks one of the rules of Disney animals.
- When Wishes Come True
Get to know the kids inside the filmmakers as the creators of WISH reflect on what Disney movies meant to them growing up, and what it’s like being part of the Disney legacy today.
- What Makes Disney, Disney
- Featurette: WISH D-Classified
WISH is filled with references and nods to other Disney films from the studio’s 100-year legacy. From hidden Mickeys to more subtle tributes, you may have caught many of them, but check out this “D-Classified” piece for ones you may have missed.
- Featurette: Outtakes
Step inside the recording booth with the brilliant and talented actors of WISH for some creative fun as they bring their characters to life.
- Featurette: Deleted Song “A Wish Worth Making”
Directors Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn introduce this poignant song sung by Saba Sabino (voiced by Victor Garber) expressing what it’s like to be reunited with your one true wish.
- Deleted Scenes – Check out some scenes that didn’t make the Final Cut.
- Magnifico’s Secret
- The Wishing Tree
- To Rosas
- Finding Flazino
- Valentino Is A Star
- Song Selection – Jump to your favorite musical moments, with on-screen lyrics.
- At All Costs
- This Wish
- I’m A Star
- This Is The Thanks I Get?!
- Knowing What I Know Now
- This Wish (Reprise)
*Bonus features may vary by product and retailer
The film has a run time of 95 minutes and is rated PG.
Did you see Disney’s Wish? If so, what did you think about the film? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
* I received a free digital code in order to review this film. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.