Base Animation’s Wish Dragon is an upcoming international licensed American-Chinese Netflix Movie animated epic. The computer-animated fantasy comedy produced by Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, Tencent Pictures, Base FX, Flagship Entertainment Group, Boss Collaboration, and Cultural Investment Holdings.
Chris Appelhans makes his directorial debut as well as this is Base FX’s first feature. Sony also contributed to the film, with Sony Pictures Releasing serving as the film’s official distributor in China. Jackie Chan produced the film and voiced Cho’s role in the Mandarin version. The characters were voiced in both Chinese and English releases of the film.
Following Wonder Park (2019) and Abominable Snowman (2019), this is the third animated movie to have its MPAA rating confirmed before the debut teaser. It’s Sony Animation’s second feature picture in China.
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Wish Dragon Release Date
On Friday, June 11th, 2021, Netflix will release Wish Dragon. In China, it premiered in theatres on January 15, 2021, However, the American-Chinese film will be released to view exclusively on Netflix all over the world
We’ve been seeing a few animated Mandarin films emerge on Netflix in recent years, but Wish Dragon is possibly China’s greatest animated production to date. As the movie has already been out for several months in China, we already know that the runtime is 98 minutes We don’t know if the Mandarin translation would be available to watch when Wish Dragon hits Netflix.
Wish Dragon Plot
Din, a low-income pupil with high aspirations but scarce resources, and Long, a sardonic but all-powerful dragon capable of granting desires, embark on a comic quest through modern-day Shanghai in search of Din’s long-lost former girlfriend Lina. Their voyage challenges them to confront some of life’s most pressing questions since when you have the power to wish for anything, you must determine what is truly important.
Wish Dragon Voice cast
- Din by Jimmy Wong
- Young Din by Ian Chen
- Long as John Cho
- Young Long by Max Charles
- Mrs. Song by Constance Wu
- Lina by Natasha Liu Bordizzo
- Weichi by Jimmy O. Yang
- Pockets by Aaron Yoo
- Mr. Wang as Will Yun Lee
- Pipa God by Ronny Chieng
- Diao by Bobby Lee
In the Mandarin dub, the characters of Long and Din are voiced by Jackie Chan and Niu Junfeng respectively.
Wish Dragon Trailer
Wish Dragon’s official video features a brilliantly animated overview of Din and his life. Long, the wish-granting dragon is contained in a historic teapot that he discovers. Din strives to make the most of his three wishes as they journey around Shanghai’s streets and skies. Din’s closest friend drifted away when he was younger, and he believes his biggest ambition is to reunite with her. Long informs him that he can’t make people fall in love, but this story seems to be more about bringing old friends back together than anything romantic.
The Wish Dragon trailer contains moments that are almost literally lifted from the 1992 Disney animated film Aladdin. The sarcastic wish-granting deity putting on an act before informing his new owner that he only has three wishes? Wish Dragon’s new contemporary Shanghai location and a wonderful main storyline about childhood friends rather than romance appear to be the only things that distinguish it apart from an Aladdin rip-off.