A new trailer and poster for Wish has been released by Walt Disney Animation Studios (via Toonado.com) which showcases its epic new musical comedy. The cast is led by Ariana DeBose, who voices 17-year-old heroine Asha; Wonder Woman star Chris Pine, who lends his voice to the formidable King Magnifico; and Alan Tudyk, who will portray Asha's pet goat, Valentino.
Without sounding clichéd, the movie looks downright magical and should be an essential viewing experience for fans of classic Disney. After Strange World unexpectedly bombed last year, the studio will be looking to rebound with a hit, and this has all the makings of one.
In Wish, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, 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 confront a most formidable foe - the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico - to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.
Disney has also shared Wish's full supporting cast along with brief descriptions of each character.
Those include Angelique Cabral as Queen Amaya, the wife and sounding board of King Magnifico; Victor Garber as Asha's grandfather, Sabino, who - at 100 years old - is patiently waiting for his wish to be granted; and Natasha Rothwell as Asha's loving and supportive mom, Sakina.
Asha's tight-knit group of confidants, protectors and forever friends will include Jennifer Kumiyama as Asha’s dearest friend, Dahlia, who's an accomplished baker and unofficial leader of their group; Evan Peters as the strong guy with a big heart and bigger yawn, Simon; Harvey Guillén as Gabo, who may be cynical, but he has a heart of gold; Ramy Youseff as Safi, who’s plagued by allergies; Niko Vargas as Asha's joyful, always smiling buddy, Hal; Della Saba as the seemingly shy teenager, Bazeema, who's full of surprises; and Jon Rudnitsky as Asha's rosy-cheeked, wiggly-eared pal, Dario.
Oscar-winning director Chris Buck (Frozen) and Fawn Veerasunthorn (Raya and the Last Dragon) helm Wish based on a script by Lee and Allison Moore (Night Sky).
The movie's original songs come our way from Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy-winning producer/songwriter/musician Benjamin Rice, with a score by composer Dave Metzger (Moana).
Wish is set to be released in theaters this Thanksgiving on November 22.