WISH Wednesday Sparkles With New Song Release “I’m A Star”

With the release of "I'm A Star," Disney's Wish Wednesdays illuminate the power of dreams and the celestial bond we share, reminding us that we are all made of stardust.
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As the calendar turns each week, fans of Disney Animation eagerly anticipate “Wish Wednesdays,” and this week shines bright with the debut of a new song, “I’m A Star,” from the upcoming musical comedy Wish. The song, now available across major music platforms, is a beacon of inspiration, echoing the film’s central theme of pursuing dreams and the magic of connection.

A Symphony of Stars in the Forest

The latest melody to grace the airwaves, “I’m A Star,” features a chorus of 22 individual soloists, lending their voices to the enchanting forest dwellers that accompany Asha, the film’s protagonist. This musical number is a pivotal moment where Asha discovers her inner strength and the support she has in her journey. Director Fawn Veerasunthorn explains, “Star is there to remind Asha she has the power to pursue her dreams. And she’s not alone.” This sentiment is the heart of Wish, a story woven with threads of camaraderie and self-discovery.

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The creative minds behind the song, Julia Michaels and Benjamin Rice, have infused “I’m A Star” with a blend of whimsy and profound meaning. Michaels shares that the song’s concept, that everything is made of stardust, always brings a tear to her eye, while Rice emphasizes the universal message: “We are ALL stars!” This track stands out for its emotional resonance and the universal truth it shares.

Echoes of Disney’s Musical Legacy

Chris Buck, co-director of Wish, draws a parallel between “I’m A Star” and the iconic moments of Disney’s past where animals burst into song. He cites the classic scenes with Baloo, Sebastian, Snow White, and Aurora as inspirations for the animation in “I’m A Star,” promising a nostalgic nod to these timeless interactions.

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The Wish Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is set to release on November 17, with fans able to pre-order the CD and vinyl editions. A special 10” Star Die-Cut Picture Disc, a collector’s item, will be available exclusively at Disney Music Emporium starting December 1.

Target Aligns with Disney’s “Wish Together” Campaign

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The “Wish Together” campaign, a testament to Disney’s longstanding partnership with Make-A-Wish®, gains a powerful ally in Target. The retail giant is set to host early screenings of Wish for Make-A-Wish alumni and supporters, furthering the campaign’s mission to grant life-changing experiences for children facing critical illnesses. Additionally, Target stores now feature an exclusive array of Wish merchandise, including a unique soundtrack vinyl, toys, and more.

As Wish prepares to light up U.S. theaters on November 22, “I’m A Star” serves as an invitation to fans to embrace their inner luminescence. Disney Animation Studios and Disney Music Group continue to enchant audiences with their weekly musical unveilings, building anticipation for what is poised to be a heartwarming addition to the Disney canon.

Get ready to experience the magic of Wish when 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.

Have you listened to “I’m A Star” yet? How does it compare to the classic Disney songs that have become a part of our world? What are your hopes for the rest of the soundtrack and the film itself? Share your thoughts and spread the magic with us on social media!

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