WISH DRAGON (Theatrical Release USA 2020)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 

Wish Dragon—animated movie—upgrades the "Aladdin and the Lamp" story with a highly personable dragon in a jar, omits flying carpets, and switches to an Asian boy and girl rather than an Arabian boy and girl for the main characters. While this rarely works and often comes off as a trite, copycat endeavor that leaves the audience yawning, bored, and feeling like “I’ve seen this ‘Ho-Hum’ before,” the movie not only seems fresh and highly creative but exceptionally entertaining. Wonderful story that earns its right to be called classic, it deserves and earns its place in the family home entertainment library. Professionally done with good attention to detail, pacing, and sweet animation, the story is told with heart and encourages compassion for other persons outside of oneself.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A wishing dragon promises the world to a young boy and the boy needs to choose the best wishes to make happiness happen.

 Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Chris Appelhans for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Ian Sugarman, Joe Tam, and Sopie Xiao for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mom (Voice of Constance Wu), Long (Voice of John Cho), Dad (Voice of Will Yun Lee), Tall Goon (Voice of Bobby Lee), Li Na (Voice of Natasha Liu Bordizzo), Pockets (Aaron Yoo), Din (Voice of Jimmy Wong), Small Goon (Voice of Jimmy Yang), Young Long (Voice of Max Charles), and Pipa God (Ronny Chieng). 

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 Yes. A stand up and cheer winner! One of a kind entertainment that serves all ages well.

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