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How to stream Disney’s new film Wish at home

Disney’s iconic wishing star takes centre stage in new animation

Asha and Valentino in Wish (Disney)
Asha and Valentino in Wish (Disney)

Disney celebrated its centennial in style in 2023 by giving one of its most well-known pieces of magical iconography its very own movie in Wish.

The animated feature, which stars Ariana DeBose and Chris Pine, brought Disney’s fairytale whimsy to a whole new generation when it flew into cinemas last year.

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As it becomes available to stream at home, here’s everything you need to know about Wish, including its cast and plot details.

How to stream Wish

Wish (Disney)
Wish (Disney)

Wish, the 62nd animated feature from Disney, will become available to buy and rent from Prime Video, Sky Store and Apple TV+ from Tuesday, January 23.

We can expect Wish to eventually find its way onto Disney+, although a solid release date has not yet been confirmed. The streaming service is home to the studio’s impressive back catalogue, from golden age classics like Peter Pan, Cinderella and The Aristocats to silver age gems such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King.

The film was originally released in UK cinemas in November 2023.

Wish voice cast

King Magnifico in Wish (Disney)
King Magnifico in Wish (Disney)

West Side Story star Ariana DeBose plays the film’s lead, a young woman named Asha who gets a little more than she bargained for when she wishes on a falling star.

Star Trek and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves star Chris Pine gets an opportunity to flex his villainous chops as the film’s big-bad King Magnifico, a ruler who promises his people that he has the ability to grant their wildest dreams - apparently.

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Meanwhile, Firefly and Rogue One actor Alan Tudyk plays Valentino, Asha’s adorable pet goat who is granted the power of speech when he crosses paths with the magic falling star.

Other cast members include Angelique Cabral, who plays Queen Amaya, Victor Garber as Asha’s grandfather, Sabino, and Natasha Rothwell as Asha’s mother Sakina.

Wish (Disney)
Wish (Disney)

Asha also has a group of seven friends, a reference to the seven dwarfs in Snow White, who are voiced by an array of stars.

Jennifer Kumiyama plays Dahlia, Evan Peters voices Simon; Harvey Guillén plays Gabo; Ramy Youseff takes on the role of Safi; Niko Vargas voices Hal; Della Saba plays Bazeema; and Jon Rudnitsky takes on the role of Dario. Each has a trait that is a nod to one of Snow White's companions.

Wish also include a cameo role for broadcaster, author and entrepreneur Rochelle Hume. She'll play a character that's also named Rochelle who dreams of becoming the captain of her own ship.

The soundtrack contains music penned by Julia Michaels, the same songwriter who has written popular hits for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

Wish plot

Disney's falling star takes centre stage in Wish (Alamy)
Disney's falling star takes centre stage in Wish (Alamy)

Wish, Disney’s latest animated tale follows the 17-year-old Asha who makes a wish on a falling star when she detects a swiftly-approaching evil presence in the fantasy Kingdom of Rosa.

When the star comes down from the sky and befriends her, Asha and her goat pal Valentino discover that they now have the power to make all of their wildest wishes come true. However, when the evil King Magnifico learns of this magical skill, their fun is brought to an abrupt halt and they must fight for the future of their Kingdom.

Chris Pine plays the villain King Magnifico in Wish (Alamy)
Chris Pine plays the villain King Magnifico in Wish (Alamy)

The film was directed by Chris Buck, one-half of the filmmaking team behind Disney megahit Frozen, and Fawn Veerasunthorn, the storyboard artist behind new classic Moana. It was co-written by Buck and his Frozen filmmaking partner Jennifer Lee.

It adopts a mixture of 2D and 3D animation - the same kind that has made Into The Spider-Verse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem such big hits with fans.

Wish trailer

The first trailer for Wish was released in April 2023 and introduced us to Asha and the Kingdom of Rosa.

The short teaser also gave us our first proper look at the movie’s lush animation style which appears to combine traditional, watercolour-style 2D animation with a more advanced 3D animated approach.

The end product is something beautiful to behold which harks back to the studio’s iconic animated history.

Watch the trailer for Wish:

A teaser was released in late August and gave us another look at the movie’s animation style alongside snippets of its musical score, with DeBose singing its title track.

A poster for the movie was also revealed, detailing its star-focused themes.


Wish will be released digitally from Tuesday, 23 January