Animation lovers and family audiences will have another wish granted by global streamer Netflix, which is bringing Sony Pictures Animation’s Wish Dragon to audiences at last on June 11 as part of its hot summer slate of highly anticipated animated features. Today marks the release of the official trailer, key art and four new images from the Chinese co-production, written and directed by animation artist Chris Appelhans (K-Pop: Demon Hunters).
In Wish Dragon, Din, a working-class college student with big dreams but small means (voiced by Jimmy Wong), and Long, a cynical but all-powerful dragon capable of granting wishes (John Cho), set off on a hilarious adventure through modern day Shanghai in pursuit of Din’s long-lost childhood friend, Lina (Natasha Liu Bordizzo). Their journey forces them to answer some of life’s biggest questions – because when you can wish for anything, you have to decide what really matters.
The voice cast also features Constance Wu (Mrs. Song), Will Yun Lee (Mr. Wang), Jimmy O. Yang (Weichi), Aaron Yoo (Pockets), Bobby Lee (Diao) and Ronnie Chieng (Pipa God).
Wish Dragon is produced by Sony Pictures Animation, Tencent, Sparkle Roll and Base Media. Producers are Aron Warner, Chris Bremble and Jackie Chan.