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We’re all stars! That’s the message behind Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney Music Group’s latest song release, “I’m A Star,” performed by the talented cast of “Wish.” Now available on SiriusXM’s Disney Hits Channel 133, YouTube, Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music and all digital service providers, “I’m A Star” is the fourth of five songs being revealed as part of the weekly “Wish Wednesdays” music campaign ahead of the film’s launch in U.S. theaters on November 22. All seven songs in the film were penned by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy®-winning producer/songwriter/musician Benjamin Rice.
“I’m A Star” features 22 individual soloists who voice a host of forest animals and plant life that come to life and serenade Asha. “We wanted to have a song that represents what Star is all about,” said director Fawn Veerasunthorn. “Asha has so many questions about Star—primarily, ‘Why me?’ Star is there to remind Asha she has the power to pursue her dreams. And she’s not alone. The song—the movie—is about connection with others.”
Said Michaels, “Asha learns that everything is made of stardust. It is so fun and beautiful and always brings a little tear to my eye when I watch it.”
Added Rice, “The song is fun and deeply meaningful—through the power of Star’s stardust, all of nature comes to life and explains to Asha that we are all made of the same stuff. We are ALL stars! This song is also one of my personal favorites due to its message and the emotions and truth that it strikes in us all.”
“There’s a long tradition of singing animals in our animated musicals,” said director Chris Buck. “Baloo sings ‘The Bare Necessities’ with Mowgli, and Sebastian is backed up by all kinds of fish in ‘Under the Sea.’ But we were perhaps most deeply inspired by Snow White and Aurora and those beautiful moments when they sing to the forest creatures—you’ll see some clear references in the animation of ‘I’m A Star.’”
The Wish Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be available November 17 on all streaming platforms. Fans can pre-order the CD here and the vinyl here. “This Wish” 10” Star Die-Cut Picture Disc can be preordered here and will be available December 1, exclusively at Disney Music Emporium.