Meet Disney’s Newest Princess!

By Taylor Rice

The Walt Disney Company was founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt Disney and Roy Disney. The company would then go on to raise generations of children and adults using their story telling talents and their pivotal groundbreaking discoveries in animation. Disney has since expanded from their small company; acquiring Lucasfilms, 20th Century Fox, and Marvel Entertainment. They’ve also added the Disney+ streaming service to their repertoire of products and services. While it’s not clear what Disney plans to do for its 100th anniversary, we do know about the release of the 100th-anniversary film Wish.

Wish is set to be released November 22, 2023; following the 100th anniversary just a month before. According to Collider, the film will follow the story of Asha, a young girl who wishes on a star and, “gets a more direct answer than she bargained for.” Asha is 17-years-old, and an optimistic leader. She will face one of the universe’s most formidable villains, and will have to team up with Star, “a cosmic force and boundless ball of pure energy and maybe chaos.”

Three brilliant actors will play the film’s leads. Alan Tudyk (from Harley Quinn) will be the voice of the character Valentino. Ariana Debose (from West Side Story) will play the voice of Asha, and Chris Pine will voice King Magnifico. 

The wonderful cast and writers set the film up with high expectations for fans. The script was penned by director Chris Pine and Jennifer Lee, the writers behind Frozen, Wreck it Ralph, and Zootopia. 

The first official trailer for the movie was released on April 27, 2023. While not a lot of information was revealed, the trailer did highlight the artstyle of the movie. It appears the film will be a mixture of 2D and 3D animation. The 100th anniversary film is a mixture of classic and modern animation styles. 

Fans of Disney, both new and old, look forward to the release of this new film. 

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