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Wish - A Liam Dearden Review

Disney's "Wish" is a magical fairytale that transports audiences to the enchanting kingdom of Rosas. The story follows Asha, a sharp-witted idealist who loves Rosas and its tight-knit community led by King Magnifico. People from all around the world come to Rosas to give their wishes to the king, who promises to keep their dreams safe and grant them in a wishing Ceremony. However, Asha discovers that Magnifico isn't entirely altruistic and relishes the control he has over granting wishes. Any wishes that are too big, ambitious, or remotely threatening to Magnifico will not be granted, leaving a significant portion of people in Rosas without the chance to see their dreams come true. Asha makes a wish upon a star, and her wish is answered by a cosmic force called Star, a little ball of boundless energy. Together, Asha and Star confront a formidable foe, 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.


The film celebrates the power of wishes and the passion that comes with pursuing one's dreams. The stunning watercolour animation , showstopping musical numbers, and touching story make "Wish" a true classic Disney fairytale that honours the studio's 100 years of animation, innovation, and imagination. The film features an original story and characters, with seven all-new songs. The film's title itself, "Wish," is a nod to Disney's legacy, as so many of the studio's beloved characters are defined by their dreams.


The animation style is a tribute to the artists, illustrators, and watercolour-storybook style that inspired Walt Disney himself.


"Wish" is a heartwarming reminder that with a true wish in one's heart, there is no greater power in the universe, and it celebrates the legacy of Disney's magical, musical storytelling.


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