Disney ‘Wish’ Villain Song Revealed, Fans Left Disappointed and Bored

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The upcoming Disney Wish (2023) film, not to be confused with the Disney Wish, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line Fleet, is reportedly already shaping up to be one of the Walt Disney Animation Studios’s saving graces…or so we thought.

What’s the Deal With Wish? We’re So Glad You Asked…

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The film revolves around Asha, described by the Walt Disney Company as “a sharp-witted idealist” and played by Ariana DeBose.

Asha and her animal sidekick, an adorable goat named Valentino, come face to face with Star, described as a “cosmic force” and “a little ball of boundless energy,” facing off against Disney’s latest villain: King Magnifico.

King Magnifico, played by the dashing Chris Pine, is the ruler of the kingdom of Rosas. As the latest Disney villain, King Magnifico has some big shoes to fill.

The Disney Villain Is Just as Important as the Prince Charming!

Disney villains. (Ursula from The LIttle Mermaid on the left, Evil Queen from Snow White in the middle, Malificent on the right)

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It’s no secret that the villain is a quintessential part of any Walt Disney Animation Studios fairytale movie. It’s just as crucial as the Disney Princess and Prince Charming archetypes. Everything from the bad guy’s look to their motive to their maniacal laugh has to be perfect. But the most critical aspect of all is the villain’s song.

Some of the most iconic Disney movie moments are the villain songs, such as “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid (1989), “Gaston” from Beauty and the Beast (1991), and “Be Prepared” from The Lion King (1994).

So, when Disney touts a brand-new villain song, fans quickly gather to listen and react. Unfortunately for the Walt Disney Company, Chris Pine’s newest single seems to be a letdown, according to some of the first listeners.

Check Out the New Song Here!

king magnifico in Disney's Wish film

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Today (October 25), Walt Disney Animation Studios released “This Is the Thanks I Get?!,” performed by Chris Pine, as a single. Currently, there’s no official music video or footage to go along with the audio. Unfortunately, fans are disheartened, disappointed, and overall unhappy with this new song.

For context, here’s a video of the whole song:

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The reviews are in, and they’re rather negative. One fan describes the song as “very meh,” while another compares it to the likes of a Disney Junior song.

Another asks if this song is nothing but “another big fail for Disney” in a social media comment. After giving “This Is the Thanks I Get?!” a listen, what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Who’s Behind Disney’s Upcoming Film?

asha, valentino, and star from Disney's wish film

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Wish is directed by Chris Buck, who directed Frozen (2013) and Frozen II (2019), and Fawn Veerasunthorn, who directed Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).

As if those names weren’t enough, the film is also produced by Peter Del Vehco, who also produced the Frozen series, and Juan Pablo Reyes, who produced Encanto (2021).

In short, this may be a must-see. Wish comes out on November 22, 2023.

We want to hear from our readers! What do you think of Disney’s latest villain song? Let Disney Dining know in the comments below!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.