The upcoming animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Wish,” has just released a fresh featurette that showcases a unique glimpse of King Magnifico, portrayed by none other than Chris Pine. The featurette includes a behind-the-scenes look at Pine performing a brand new song titled “This Is The Thanks I Get?!,” giving fans a taste of what the musical number will look like when the film hits U.S. theaters on November 22. The film’s original musical score comes courtesy of Julia Michaels, Benjamin Rice, and JP Saxe.
Contrary to his majestic name, King Magnifico is not quite the benevolent ruler you might expect. Asha, played by Ariana DeBose, will soon discover that there’s a lot more complexity to the king than meets the eye. Oddly enough, Asha is the only resident of the Kingdom of Rosas who suspects that Magnifico isn’t the paragon of virtue he pretends to be. Yet, convincing others of the king’s true nature could prove to be a Sisyphean task for the young protagonist. Feeling isolated and desperate, Asha resorts to making a wish on a celestial body.
The universe answers her plea in the most unconventional manner—by gifting her with a loquacious goat named Valentino, who happens to speak in Alan Tudyk’s tones. Yet the real game-changer is the wish-granting star that descends upon the Kingdom of Rosas. Equipped with otherworldly capabilities, the star gives Asha the tools she needs to thwart King Magnifico’s looming tyranny, but the clock is ticking.
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Chris Pine: The Songbird of ‘Wish’
Chris Pine isn’t the lone voice belting out tunes in “Wish.” The ensemble cast also features Angelique Cabral, Victor Garber, and Natasha Rothwell, adding more musical layers to the narrative. This also marks the studio’s first musical venture since “Encanto,” especially since last year’s “Strange World” pivoted more toward an adventurous spirit than a musical vibe. Anticipate further insights into King Magnifico’s dark ambitions when “Wish” debuts next month.
So, mark your calendars and prep your popcorn, because “Wish” is coming to a theater near you in the U.S. on November 22. Don’t forget to catch the freshly-dropped featurette below before it takes the big screen by storm.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Chris Pine in Wish Sneak Peek
What is the new animated feature “Wish” about?
“Wish” is an upcoming animated film by Walt Disney Animation Studios set in the Kingdom of Rosas. It follows a young girl named Asha, who makes a wish upon a star to reveal the true nature of King Magnifico, a ruler who is not as benevolent as he appears to be. The film involves elements of magic, wishes, and a speaking goat named Valentino. It is set to premiere in the United States on November 22.
Who voices the character of King Magnifico?
The character of King Magnifico is voiced by actor Chris Pine. He’s even featured in a new featurette performing a song titled “This Is The Thanks I Get?!”
Are there original songs in “Wish”?
Yes, the film contains original songs written by Julia Michaels, Benjamin Rice, and JP Saxe. One of these songs, “This Is The Thanks I Get?!,” is performed by Chris Pine and can be heard in the latest featurette.
Who else is in the voice cast of “Wish”?
The voice cast of “Wish” is rounded out by Angelique Cabral, Victor Garber, Natasha Rothwell, and Ariana DeBose, who voices the young protagonist Asha. Alan Tudyk voices a goat named Valentino.
Is “Wish” a musical?
Yes, “Wish” is a musical animated feature. It’s the first musical by Walt Disney Animation Studios since the release of “Encanto.”
When and where can I watch “Wish”?
“Wish” will premiere in theaters in the United States on November 22. A new featurette providing a sneak peek into the film is also available for viewing.
What’s unique about Asha’s wish?
Asha’s wish doesn’t get answered in the way she anticipates. Instead of straightforward assistance, she gets a speaking goat named Valentino as her quirky sidekick. However, the actual solution to her wish comes in the form of a wish-granting star with resourceful abilities.
Is there any other interesting tidbit about the film?
The film will explore themes of character complexity, as Asha will have to discern the true colors of King Magnifico. It is likely to blend elements of humor, adventure, and drama, and promises a twist on the conventional fairy-tale narrative.
Who are the target viewers of “Wish”?
Though the film is expected to appeal to a broad audience, its mix of music, humor, and adventure is likely to particularly resonate with a younger audience and families.
Is there a featurette available to watch before the premiere?
Yes, a new featurette has been released that gives a behind-the-scenes look at Chris Pine performing one of the film’s songs. It also offers a sneak peek at what the musical sequences will look like in the movie.