The Walt Disney Animation Studio will release its next animated feature film this fall. The new movie, entitled ‘Wish,’ will tell the story of 17-year-old Asha, her pet goat Valentino, and Star, a celestial ball of energy.
Available only in theaters, the animated motion picture will return to classic Disney tropes from the past. It will include musical numbers, a talking animal sidekick, characters with magical powers, and a star-studded cast of voice actors.
Taking place in the magical land of Rosas, the film will introduce Asha, voiced by Academy Award-winning actor Ariana DeBose, Valentino, voiced by Alan Tudyk, and the film’s villain, King Magnifico, voiced by Chris Pine.
Earlier today (July 20) on Twitter, Disney Animation released promotional movie posters for the upcoming film. The first features Asha standing by herself and surrounded by magical twinkling bubbles and stars.
The other poster released is of King Magnifico. Set with a similar background in the image, he stands with a sinister smile and holds a ball/bubble which contains the movie’s title and release date.
Wish (2023) and the Film Industry
Set to hit theaters on November 22, 2023, the Walt Disney Company undoubtedly hopes it will succeed following a year of movies that have yet to perform as well at the box office. This year’s releases, including The Little Mermaid (2023), Guardians of the Galaxy 3 (2023), Elemental (2023), and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023), have not had the amount of success that Disney has been hoping for. Paired with the lackluster performance of last year’s movies, such as Lightyear (2022) and Strange World (2022), the film side of the business is hurting.
In addition, the ongoing writers’ and actor strikes aren’t doing the film industry – or the Walt Disney Company – any favors amid the box office turmoil.