WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS ANNOUNCES EARLY ACCESS SCREENING OF “WISH” NOV. 18
All-New Musical Comedy to Play in 750 Theaters Coast-to-Coast Ahead of its Nov. 22 U.S. Opening
Walt Disney Animation Studios is granting wishes for fans Nov. 18 by offering a chance to see the epic musical comedy “Wish” ahead of its Nov. 22 U.S. theatrical opening. Tickets are now available to the special early access screenings at Fandango.com/DisneyWishEarlyAccess. A poster is available to download and share.
“Getting to make this movie has meant the world to all of us at Disney Animation, as it celebrates 100 years of storytelling,” said Disney Animation’s chief creative officer Jennifer Lee (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”), who is a writer and executive producer of the film. “We are so grateful to the fans who’ve shown up to the theaters time and again—to be able to give moviegoers a chance to experience it early is a wish come true for every person in our studio who helped bring ‘Wish’ to life.”
“Wish” early access screenings will hit the big screen in about 750 theaters at 4 p.m. local time on Nov. 18.
“WISH” MUSIC ROLL-OUT
The announcement comes on the heels of the second song-reveal as part of Wish Wednesdays—Disney Animation and Disney Music Group’s music roll-out that shares a new song each week from the seven original songs penned by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy®-winning producer/songwriter/musician Benjamin Rice. So far, “This Wish,” performed by Ariana DeBose as Asha, and “This Is The Thanks I Get?!” performed by Chris Pine as the villainous King Magnifico, have been unveiled—check them out on SiriusXM’s Disney Hits Channel 302, YouTube, Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music and all digital service providers.
Advance tickets for “Wish” are on sale now, wherever tickets are sold. With a nod to Walt Disney’s musical legacy as the company marks 100 years, Disney Animation’s “Wish” welcomes audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, 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. Featuring the voices of Academy Award®-winning actor Ariana DeBose as Asha, Chris Pine as Magnifico, and Alan Tudykas Asha’s favorite goat, Valentino, the film is helmed by Oscar®-winning director Chris Buck (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) and Fawn Veerasunthorn (“Raya and the Last Dragon”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho(“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) and Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster Jones (“Encanto”). Jennifer Lee (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) executive produces—Lee and Allison Moore (“Night Sky,” “Manhunt”) are writers on the project.