PREVIEW: Wish Dragon (U)

WHO’S IN IT?

Jimmy Wong (Mulan), John Cho (Searching), Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Hotel Mumbai), Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day), Jimmy O. Yang (Fantasy Island), Bobby Lee (Pineapple Express), Aaron Yoo (21), Ronny Chieng (Godzilla vs. Kong), Ian Chen (Shazam!), Max Charles (American Sniper)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Chris Appelhans (film debut), director, writer; Chris Bremble (film debut), Jackie Chan (The Foreigner) and Aron Warner (Shrek), producers; Philip Klein (Growing Up and Other Lies), composer; Mike Andrews (Megamind), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Din (Wong), a working-class teenage boy in Shanghai, is determined to reunite with his long-lost childhood best friend Lina (Bordizzo). He soon comes across an ancient teapot, which contains a magical but cynical dragon named Long (Cho), who has the power the grant anyone three wishes. Together, Din and Long set out on a journey to achieve their greatest wishes…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

This charming animated feature from the Oscar-winning producer of Shrek is a new and exciting spin on the classic tale of Aladdin, and should score another crowd-pleasing win for Netflix who last year found similar success with Chinese co-production Over the Moon.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 11TH JUNE 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

 

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