(Annecy) A princess, wishes to grant and songs destined to follow Let It Go : Disney unveiled Friday in Annecy twenty minutes of Wish, Asha and the lucky starexpected in theaters in November for the 100th anniversary of Mickey’s studio.
Designed in synthetic images combined with a “watercolor effect”, Wish takes place in the fictional medieval kingdom of Roses.
In the scenes presented to the public of the international animation festival, we discover Asha, a 17-year-old mixed-race woman, asked to become the apprentice of King Magnifico, capable of granting the wishes of his subjects.
Disappointed by the sovereign-magician, misunderstood by her grandfather (aged 100) and her mother, she leaves her house and begins to sing… Before making a wish through which an “energy ball” appears in the shape of a star named Star. On contact with it, plants and animals begin to speak… and sing.
” Wish will be released in the cinema” and “will not arrive on Disney + anytime soon because these films are made for theaters, especially this one, in cinemascope”, rejoiced with AFP its creator, Jennifer Lee, also director creative from Disney Animation Studios.
Its launch being scheduled for November 29 in France, it will thus avoid the fate reserved for Avaloniareleased straight to Disney+ last year due to the American firm’s dissatisfaction with the media timeline.
The opposite would have surprised, Wish being born from the will of Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, a tandem already at the helm of Snow Queen, to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary in 2023.
“We wondered how to pay homage to 100 years of stories while refreshing and renewing them”, explained the one who wanted to write an “original fairy tale”, not adapted from a book.
The “Star” character kind of represents everything Disney has been. It is hope, wonder, joy. It doesn’t make your dreams come true for you, but it’s there to remind you that you can persevere,” she added.
The tribute also goes through the graphics (3D mixed with 2D) of the film. It will also be preceded in theaters by a moving short film mixing 2D and 3D, once upon a studiowelcomed by a standing ovation in Annecy and where some 500 Disney heroes meet.