Thursday, February 1, 2024

Disney's Wish


Walt Disney Animation StudiosWish is Available to Buy Only at Digital Retailers on January 23 and Arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 12.  In this animated musical-comedy, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist in the kingdom of Rosas, makes a powerful wish that’s answered by Star, a ball of boundless energy. Soon, Asha and Star must face a formidable foe the ruler of Rosas to save her community and prove that when one brave human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things happen.

Bonus Features*

·        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 of the making of WISH

o       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 Rosas.

o   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."

o   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.

o   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.

o   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.

o   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.

o   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.

o   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.

o   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.


·        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.

o       Magnifico's Secret

o       The Wishing Tree

o       To Rosas

o       Finding Flazino

     O   Valentino Is A Star

·        Song Selection – Jump to your favorite musical moments, with on-screen lyrics.

o   At All Costs

o   This Wish

o   I’m A Star

o   This Is The Thanks I Get?!

o   Knowing What I Know Now

o   This Wish (Reprise)


My Opinion:  I liked that she stood up for what was right, it was humorous,  wishing upon a star is something we have done for years and there is nothing wrong with it. Great family-friendly film to enjoy on family movie night.




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