D23: Everything We Know So Far About “WISH” Disney’s Newest Animation Film

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Disney has just revealed its newest animated feature film, “Wish,” and it looks amazing. Just looking at the photos,  we get “classic Disney vibes.” They’ve definitely gone back to their roots and rediscovered the elements that make Disney movies stand out: vivid imagery, backgrounds that don’t simply blend in but create entire worlds, 3D and hand drawn elements.  This film is going to be a visual masterpiece. 

Director Chris Buck said, “Blending this beautiful, timeless watercolor style with 3D animation, ‘Wish’ has a look and feel all its own, unlike anything Disney Animation has created.” He also said that the look of the film, “embodies the classic and elegance, with a new sense of spirit.”

Also, it features a selfless hero, a ruthless villain and …a talking goat. What more could you want? Alan Tudyk (Wreck It Ralph, Frozen, Moana, Encanto and many many more) and Grammy award winner  Ariana DeBose will lend their vocal talents to the movie. 


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At D23’s Pixar and Walt  Disney Animation panel today DeBose gave a performance of the brand new song from the movie, “More of Us” which embodies everything we’ve come to love about Disney music (read: it’ll get stuck inside your head). 

Walt Disney Animation Studios released a brief description of the movie on social media saying that the film:  “explores how the iconic wishing star came to be. Starring Ariana DeBose as Asha, directed by Chris Buck & Fawn Veerasunthorn, produced by Peter Del Vecho & Juan Pablo Reyes, and featuring all-new songs by Julia Michaels, Disney’s Wish releases in November 2023

The film is being created for the companies 100th anniversary celebration, Disney100. Watch closely for Easter eggs and Studio references. Buck said, “This will take the concept of Easter Eggs to a whole new level.” We can’t wait to find out what he meant by that. But wait, we shall have to do. With a November,  2023 release date, the film is more than a year away. 

Disney Wish

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We’re so excited about all of the incredible announcements so far! Ready for more? Stay tuned right here for full coverage of the D23 Expo 2022 because as soon as we know, you’ll know! There’s so much more to come!


About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.