WISH – Disney Reveals Dazzling New Villain Song from the Film

Walt Disney Animation Studios unveils “This Is The Thanks I Get?!”, a captivating new villain song from the upcoming musical comedy, Wish.
Wish Villain Song

In a musical revelation that promises to captivate audiences, Walt Disney Animation Studios, in collaboration with Disney Music Group, has unveiled a spectacular new villain song, “This Is The Thanks I Get?!”. Performed with charismatic flair by Chris Pine, who lends his voice to the nefarious King Magnifico in Disney’s upcoming musical comedy, Wish, the song is a delightful addition to Disney’s illustrious legacy of unforgettable villain melodies.

A Musical Gem in a Legacy of Classic Villain Songs

“This Is The Thanks I Get?!” follows the grand tradition of iconic Disney villain songs such as “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid, “Be Prepared” from The Lion King, and “Mother Knows Best” from Tangled. The song is the latest revelation in the “Wish Wednesdays” music campaign, a weekly musical treat leading up to the film’s grand premiere in U.S. theaters on November 22.

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The musical maestros behind the song, Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and Grammy®-winning producer/songwriter/musician Benjamin Rice, have crafted seven original songs for the film, each one a musical masterpiece. “This Is The Thanks I Get?!” is now available across various platforms, including SiriusXM’s Disney Hits Channel 302, YouTube, Amazon Music, Spotify, and Apple Music, allowing fans to indulge in its musical brilliance.

King Magnifico: A Villain with Charisma and Charm

King Magnifico, portrayed by Chris Pine, emerges as a character of complex charisma. A king who holds the power to grant wishes, Magnifico is both charming and manipulative, a character who relishes control and the adulation of the masses. The song captures the essence of his character, blending elements of humor, narcissism, and a touch of evil charm that defines the best of Disney’s villains.

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The directors and creators, including Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, and Fawn Veerasunthorn, have poured their creative insights into shaping a song that not only defines the character of King Magnifico but also enhances the storytelling. The song, with its delightful visuals and engaging lyrics, is a reflection of the character’s internal turmoil and charismatic villainy, offering audiences a glimpse into the mind of a villain who is as charming as he is ominous.

“This Is The Thanks I Get?!” is more than a song; it’s a musical embodiment of a character, a storytelling element that promises to be a highlight of the upcoming film, Wish. With its availability across various platforms, fans can now immerse themselves in the musical brilliance and charismatic villainy that the song brings to life.

Be sure to come back every Wednesday where we’ll share the new music and more about the film until it releases exclusively in theaters on November 22, 2023.

About Wish


Release DateNovember 22, 2023
Directors: Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn
Writers: Jennifer Lee, Allison Moore, Produced by, Peter Del Vecho, Juan Pablo Reyes
Music: David Metzger
Production: Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Distribution: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Runtime: 92 minutes
Cast: Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Angelique Cabral, Alan Tudyk

“Wish” is set in the kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it’s answered by a cosmic force—a ball of boundless energy called Star. Asha and Star confront the formidable King Magnifico to prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

Are you ready to be captivated by the musical brilliance of Wish? Will King Magnifico’s song become your new favorite villain melody? Are you excited to experience the magical world that Walt Disney Animation Studios has crafted in Wish? Share your thoughts with us on social media!

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