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When will Wish be streaming on Disney+?

Disney’s iconic wishing star takes centre stage in the animated film, which features the voices of Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine

Ariana DeBose as Asha in Wish
Oscar winner Ariana DeBose voices Asha in Wish. (Disney)

Disney celebrated its centennial in style in 2023 by giving one of its most well-known pieces of magical iconography its very own movie in Wish.

The animated feature, which stars Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine, brought Disney’s fairytale whimsy to a whole new generation when it flew into cinemas last year.

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As it prepares to land on Disney+, here’s everything you need to know about Wish, including its cast and plot details.

Ariana DeBose as Asha in Wish
The animated film will be released on Disney+ on 3 April. (Disney)

Wish, the 62nd animated feature from Disney, will become available to stream on Disney+ on Wednesday, 3 April. The streaming service is home to the studio’s impressive back catalogue, from golden-age classics like Peter Pan, Cinderella and The Aristocats to silver-age gems such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King.

The film is already available to buy and rent from Prime Video, Sky Store and Apple TV+. It was originally released in UK cinemas in November 2023.

Chris Pine as King Magnifico in Wish
Chris Pine plays the villain King Magnifico in Wish. (Disney)

West Side Story star Ariana DeBose plays the film’s lead, a young woman named Asha who gets a little more than she bargained for when she wishes on a falling star.

Star Trek and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves star Chris Pine gets an opportunity to flex his villainous chops as the film’s big-bad King Magnifico, a ruler who promises his people that he has the ability to grant their wildest dreams – apparently.

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Meanwhile, Firefly and Rogue One actor Alan Tudyk plays Valentino, Asha’s adorable pet goat who is granted the power of speech when he crosses paths with the magic falling star.

Other cast members include Angelique Cabral, who plays Queen Amaya, Victor Garber as Asha’s grandfather, Sabino, and Natasha Rothwell as Asha’s mother Sakina.

Asha also has a group of seven friends, a reference to the seven dwarfs in Snow White, who are voiced by an array of stars.

Ariana DeBose as Asha in Wish
Disney's falling star takes centre stage in Wish. (Disney)

Jennifer Kumiyama plays Dahlia, Evan Peters voices Simon; Harvey Guillén plays Gabo; Ramy Youseff takes on the role of Safi; Niko Vargas voices Hal; Della Saba plays Bazeema; and Jon Rudnitsky takes on the role of Dario. Each has a trait that is a nod to one of Snow White’s companions.

Wish also include a cameo role for This Morning presenter Rochelle Hume. Her character, also named Rochelle, dreams of becoming the captain of her own ship.

The soundtrack contains music penned by Julia Michaels, the same songwriter who has written popular hits for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

A scene from Disney film Wish
The film was directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunth. (Disney)

Wish, Disney’s latest animated tale, follows the 17-year-old Asha who makes a wish on a falling star when she detects a swiftly-approaching evil presence in the fantasy Kingdom of Rosa.

When the star comes down from the sky and befriends her, Asha and her goat pal Valentino discover that they now have the power to make all of their wildest wishes come true. However, when the evil King Magnifico learns of this magical skill, their fun is brought to an abrupt halt and they must fight for the future of their Kingdom.

The film was directed by Chris Buck, one-half of the filmmaking team behind Disney megahit Frozen, and Fawn Veerasunthorn, the storyboard artist behind new classic Moana. It was co-written by Buck and his Frozen filmmaking partner Jennifer Lee.

It adopts a mixture of 2D and 3D animation – the same kind that has made Into The Spider-Verse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem such big hits with fans.

The first trailer for Wish was released in April 2023 and introduced us to Asha and the Kingdom of Rosa.

The short teaser also gave us our first proper look at the movie’s lush animation style which appears to combine traditional, watercolour-style 2D animation with a more advanced 3D animated approach.

The end product is something beautiful to behold which harks back to the studio’s iconic animated history.

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A teaser was released in August 2023 and gave us another look at the movie’s animation style alongside snippets of its musical score, with DeBose singing its title track.

Wish will be released on Disney+ on Wednesday, 3 April