Want is a 2023 American animated musical fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Movement Footage. It was directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn (in her characteristic directorial debut), from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee and Allison Moore, based mostly on a narrative conceived by Lee, Buck, Veerasunthorn, and Moore, and produced by Peter Del Vecho and Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster-Jones, with Lee and Don Corridor serving as govt producers. The artwork type combines pc animation with the look of Disney’s historic hand-drawn animation. The movie stars the voices of Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk, Angelique Cabral, Victor Garber, Natasha Rothwell, Jennifer Kumiyama, Harvey Guillén, Evan Peters, Ramy Youssef, and Jon Rudnitsky. The story focuses on a 17-year-old woman named Asha (DeBose), who makes a passionate plea to the celebrities in a second of want after sensing a darkness within the Kingdom of Rosas that nobody else does.
Growth of Want started in 2018 however was not publicly disclosed till January 2022, when it was revealed that Lee was writing an unique movie at Disney Animation. In September 2022, the mission was formally introduced, with the title being revealed alongside the involvement of DeBose and Tudyk. Buck and Veerasunthorn, who had labored with Lee on Frozen (2013) as co-director and story artist, respectively, have been confirmed as administrators the identical month, with Moore later employed to hitch Lee in writing the screenplay. The movie is impressed by Disney’s centennial, which ties collectively a significant theme throughout most Disney movies—of needs coming true. Moreover, it has been described because the origin story for the wishing star. Julia Michaels and Benjamin Rice wrote the songs, whereas frequent Disney orchestrator Dave Metzger composed the rating.
Want premiered on the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on November 8, 2023, and was theatrically launched in america on November 22. The movie obtained blended opinions from critics and has grossed $49 million.
King Magnifico and his spouse Queen Amaya set up the dominion of Rosas on an island within the Mediterranean Sea. Having studied sorcery, Magnifico is ready to grant the best needs of his topics; every of them quit the reminiscence of their needs to be sealed and guarded by the king till he can grant them. As soon as a month, as a ceremonial occasion, Magnifico chooses one want to be granted.
17-year-old Asha prepares to interview for the job of Magnifico’s apprentice on the day of her grandfather Sabino’s one hundredth birthday, hoping Magnifico will grant Sabino’s want to play music for the folks. The interview goes effectively till Asha requests for Sabino’s want to be granted, which Magnifico declines, seeing the want’s elusiveness as a possible menace to his energy. Asha realizes Magnifico by no means intends to return the ungranted needs to their homeowners, and when she questions his strategies, Magnifico refuses to just accept her apprenticeship or grant any of her relations’ needs.
Asha tries however fails to persuade her household that Magnifico is deceiving them. Distraught, she makes her personal want on a star. To her shock, the star descends from the sky in a type of an anthropomorphic ball of sunshine, which Asha names Star. Star’s magic provides the forest animals, together with Asha’s pet goat Valentino, the flexibility to speak, prompting Asha to enlist Star’s assist in retrieving her household’s needs. Star’s presence is sensed by everybody within the kingdom, and Magnifico feels threatened by it. Regardless of Amaya’s pleas, he turns to forbidden magic to keep up his place of energy as his topics start to doubt his approach of ruling.
Asha retrieves Sabino’s want and he’s overjoyed to have the ability to keep in mind it, however Magnifico arrives to arrest them, having been knowledgeable that Asha was chargeable for Star’s summoning. Corrupted by the forbidden magic, Magnifico intends to make use of Star’s magic and Rosas’ needs to extend his personal powers, forcing Asha’s household to flee to a close-by island, whereas Asha, Star, and Valentino keep behind to free the opposite residents’ needs. Certainly one of Asha’s associates, Simon, is revealed to be the one who bought Asha out to Magnifico in hopes of his want to grow to be a knight will probably be granted. Magnifico grants the want, however moreover bewitches Simon into being his henchman in capturing Asha.
Asha rallies her different associates, Dahlia, Bazeema, Dario, Gabo, Hal, and Safi. Amaya additionally joins them, having found Magnifico’s corruption. Whereas her associates infiltrate Magnifico’s examine and open up the ceiling to free the desires, Asha tries to distract Magnifico, solely to be tricked by a disguised Simon. Magnifico ascends the citadel’s tower, absorbing the ability of each want and trapping Star. Asha makes an attempt to cease him however is definitely overpowered as Magnifico blocks the sky, stopping the residents from hoping on stars.
Asha encourages the residents to make a want about altering Rosas’ future. The power of their collective need finally overpowers Magnifico, trapping him inside his employees’s mirror, and the residents reobtain their sealed needs with a newfound appreciation of pursuing them.
Amaya imprisons Magnifico and turns into the only ruler of Rosas, serving to the residents make their needs come true on their very own. A regretful Simon is forgiven by Asha and her associates. Star items Asha with a magic wand in order that she will proceed inspiring folks to maintain dreaming earlier than returning to the sky among the many different stars.