WISH is the newest original film from Disney. And while it’s original, because it’s not a remake, it sometimes feels like it relies on too much of the past. A celebration of the last 100 years of Disney magic, Disney fans will love the traditional elements – catchy songs, endearing characters, and beautiful animation. With its PG-rating, this parents guide to WISH will help your family determine whether the movie is safe for your kids.
Disney’s Wish Parents Guide
WISH welcomes audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha (Ariana DeBose), a sharp-witted idealist, makes a powerful wish and is answered by a cosmic force, a little ball of energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico (Chris Pine) to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.
Age Rating: Why is Wish Rated PG?
Wish is rated PG for thematic elements and mild action which means some content may not be suitable for all ages. Parental guidance is suggested.
There is no profanity or bad language in WISH. The word butt is heard.
Is Wish Too Scary For Kids?
Some scenes may be frightening and dark for little ones in Wish. The villain likes to inflict pain on others and some scenes can get intense. Characters are shown in peril. The villain is menacing, but there is no blood or gore. Overall, the violence in Wish is very PG-rated.
Mature Content: Is Wish Kid Friendly?
There is some childish humor about butts including conversations about eggs coming from chicken butts and farts and gas.
Some romance language includes references to kissing and love.
Grief, death, and love are mature themes in the film.
Is Disney’s Wish Appropriate for Kids Under 8?
With a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes, Wish hits the sweet spot length for kids. Parents need to know that Wish does contain some scenes with danger, action, and grief, but is kid friendly for ages 6 and older. Some of the music and comedy help to make the darker moments lighter.
Asha is Disney’s first Afro-Latina heroine and deserves to be celebrated. With standout performances by DeBose and Pine, these characters make Wish a delight to watch, even if the film is formulaic. The animation and visuals are beautiful, a combination of 2D and 3D animation.
Wish features a strong heroine, charming characters, incredible music, and Disney Easter Eggs galore. This is the perfect holiday movie for families. If you’re tired of Disney, then you’ll probably get tired of Wish. But if you still believe in wishes and dreams, then the magic will live on through Wish.