Hear Disney’s First Afro-Latina Princess Played by Ariana DeBose Sing in The Debut Trailer For ‘Wish’

Hear Disney’s First Afro-Latina Princess Played by Ariana DeBose Sing in The Debut Trailer For ‘Wish’
Bibhu Mohapatra, CC BY 3.0 Credit: Disney, Screenshot -- Ariana DeBose , via Wikimedia Commons

Disney is betting on stars in its upcoming animated movie, “Wish.” And we are here for it! 

It recently released the first trailer of the movie, which is a musical comedy about the origins of the wishing star. Within it, the protagonist, Asha, played by Academy Award®-winning Afro-Latina actor Ariana DeBose is heard singing a clip of the song, “This Wish.” “This Wish” was written by Julia Michaels and Benjamin Rice.  

Also, thanks to DeBose, Disney will have its first Afro-Latina princess. The film is said to be a tie-in project to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary.  

“We have been inspired by so many iconic films over Disney Animation’s 100 years, especially stories where we explore the power of someone with a wish, combined with the conviction to make that wish come true,” co-director Fawn Veerasunthorn (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) said in an official statement. 

“Being able to honor that legacy with this incredible story and these amazing characters has been a joy for our entire team.” 

“Wish” will take its audience into the fantastical world of Rosas, which is located off the Iberian Peninsula.  

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During the trailer, you’re able to see 17-year-old Asha, King Magnifico, Asha’s pet goat, Valentino, and Star, a celestial ball of energy pivotal to the movie’s storyline.  

The highly anticipated musical comedy has many reputable names working behind the scenes as well. It counts with producer Peter Del Vecho, who worked in “Frozen” and Frozen 2,” co-producer Juan Pablo Reyes from “Encanto,” and executive producer Jennifer Lee, whose work is also featured in “Frozen” and “Frozen 2.” Writers Lee and Allison Moore from “Night Sky” and “Manhunt” are in on the “Wish” project too.  

Mark your calendars: “Wish” is out on November 22, 2023. Watch the trailer above. 

Are you ready to learn “This Wish” by DeBose in a few months? 

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