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Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed a FIRST LOOK at “Wish,” their all-new animated feature film that explores how the iconic wishing star came to be.
Starring Ariana DeBose as Asha, directed by Chris Buck & Fawn Veerasunthorn, produced by Peter Del Vecho & Juan Pablo Reyes, and featuring all-new songs by Julia Michaels, Disney's Wish releases in November 2023.
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Alan Tudyk is Valentino the goat, per Twitter, and here is Ariana DeBose signing a song!

https://mobile.twitter.com/geeklyamanda ... pbh3TmYsKg
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I feel sad for Strange World. I mean, Wow, Nobody saw this coming :lol:
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I hate to keep repeating myself but… yet another “a girl senses a darkness in her kingdom and goes on a quest to try and save her people” storyline. How many times can they keep making the same movie over and over again? The prospect of hand drawn animation is promising but the preview still looks like cell shaded CGI to me so far… I do like the full fairytale elements though and I guess it looks fairly pretty so far…

Ariana deBose performed the song “More For Us” from the movie which is said to be spectacular. There are a couple of clips of the performance on Twitter with some test footage and concept art on the screens behind her!

https://twitter.com/discussingfilm/stat ... rP1SziTfgw
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It looks like the animation will have a 2D style, but it's disappointing it won't be hand-drawn:
Introducing Asha! From the upcoming movie 'Wish'! This will be a watercolor-style 3D animation, taking inspiration from classic Disney movies!
Source: https://twitter.com/AllEarsNet/status/1 ... 0079608833
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Well, since now it`s been confirmed that this movie will be next years release, I`m a little torn. The whole premise seems totally Pixar-esque, even down to another adjective title. But the title and the logo is awfully generic and vague. I like Asha`s and Valentino`s designs (he reminds me a little of Djali from Hunchback), but somehow I have the feeling that the concept will be compromised by Pixar. But I wonder which country this movie will be set in. The song that was sung seemed fine, though.
D82 wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:23 pm It looks like the animation will have a 2D style, but it's disappointing it won't be hand-drawn:
Introducing Asha! From the upcoming movie 'Wish'! This will be a watercolor-style 3D animation, taking inspiration from classic Disney movies!
Source: https://twitter.com/AllEarsNet/status/1 ... 0079608833
Yeah, it`s really disappointing. But at least it looks like the style that was rumored for Tangled during it`s pre-release.
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The premise of the movie is a little bit weird considering that only two movies in the whole canon have characters wishing upon a star, and I don't think it's really interesting to learn the mechanics of it, kind of ruins the fantasy.
However the song was fine and I like the design of the character and it seems to be much more to my taste than something like Strange World.
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Here's the full song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekb33F_62Js

In this other video you can see the images on the screen behind Ariana DeBose better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PglfGdtA9xA

Also, the display about the movie was unveiled after the presentation: https://twitter.com/rgrrabbit1/status/1 ... 0968712192
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It's interesting that after 10 years they are finally bringing someone new to do the songs, though looking at her biography, it doesn't seem that she has experience with musicals.
Do you know who would have been perfect to do the songs for the 100 Years movie?? :roll:
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Farerb wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:28 pm The premise of the movie is a little bit weird considering that only two movies in the whole canon have characters wishing upon a star, and I don't think it's really interesting to learn the mechanics of it, kind of ruins the fantasy.
However the song was fine and I like the design of the character and it seems to be much more to my taste than something like Strange World.
I think it's three films that have a wishing star, right?

- Pinocchio
- Lilo and Stitch (sorta)
- Princess and the Frog

And maybe Peter Pan if one thinks going to the second star is sorta like making a wish (for kid fun?)

I mostly buy that the "wishing star" is a simple concept that became overexposed and overly associated with Disney. Which, fair, as long as they can tell a good story.
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She kinda looks like Isabella from Encanto, but with dreads. (If you look closely Asha has braided hair.)
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Farerb wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:42 pm It's interesting that after 10 years they are finally bringing someone new to do the songs, though looking at her biography, it doesn't seem that she has experience with musicals.
Her name rang a bell and it's because she performed the end-credits version of Alan Menken's song in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Farerb wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:42 pm Do you know who would have been perfect to do the songs for the 100 Years movie?? :roll:
I think that's what I found most disappointing about this movie. That they'd rather bring someone completely new and inexperienced than giving Menken another WDAS project.
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Wow, am I ever behind on upcoming Disney.

I read the title of the thread and thought this was going to be something about the shopping app. :lol:
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On Twitter, Laughing Place (https://mobile.twitter.com/laughing_pla ... 0774940675) says that Dua Lipa is writing the songs with Julia Michaels. As a pop fan, I'm good with this. But I'm hopeful there will be non-remake Disney projects in Alan Menken's future.
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Dua Lipa? Count me out then.
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Dua Lia is completely talentless… so that sucks.

I’m curious to see what the animation looks like. At least they’re trying to deviate from CGI…. albeit slowly.

Ariana is great though! Loved her in West Side Story.
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Laughing Place seems to be the only ones mentioning Dua; I think Julia worked with Dua previously so maybe LP is mistaken.

I really like the song Ariana sang! She's so talented!
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Here`s the official synopsis for the film:
Wish centers on Asha (DeBose), a 17-year-old who sees a darkness in her kingdom that no one else does, so in a moment of desperation, she makes a passioned plea to the stars. The answer to Asha’s wish is an actual star that falls from the sky to help on her journey.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie ... 235216113/
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Yay! A new DAC I may like! I love the concept art so far!
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People that were at the presentation said that it felt like Disney's trying to do the same style as Into the Spider-Verse.
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