Disney Casts Chris Pine As The King In Its New Disney Princess Movie

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Actor and Hollywood heartthrob, Chris Pine, is officially part of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s new musical comedy, Wish! Pine will voice a character named King Magnifico, who reigns over the magical wish Kingdom of Rosas.

Wish is expected to be the newest installment in the Disney Princess franchise, following a character named Princess Asha. Voiced by Academy Award winner of West Side Story (2021) Ariana DeBose, 17-year-old Princess Asha is a resident of Rosas who sees darkness in her kingdom. The film will be about the power of wishes – a classic Disney theme.

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Deadline describes the film as,

Wish introduces Asha (DeBose), a sharp-witted idealist who 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 set out to prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

Chris Pine’s King Magnifico, as his name suggests, is the most powerful person in the kingdom  Writer and executive producer of Wish, Jennifer Lee said the production was looking for “charm, cleverness, and charisma [for] this magnanimous character” and Chris Pine was the perfect fit. Jennifer Lee is well known for her iconic work on the Frozen (2013) franchise.

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The film is set to hit theaters this year on November 22. Wish make Princess Asha the second Hispanic Disney Princess, after the television character Princess Elena of Avalor, and the first of Disney’s major animated films. The film also stars Disney-favorite Alan Tudyk.

The directors are Chris Buck (Frozen) and Fawn Veerasunthorn (Raya and the Last Dragon). Audiences can expect new songs by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy-winning producer-songwriter-musician Benjamin Rice.

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Chris Pine is no stranger to playing royalty. One regal role includes Cinderella’s Prince in Disney’s Into the Woods (2014)! Audiences are looking forward to his performance as King Magnifico!

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!