Netflix’s Original Animation Movie ‘Wish Dragon’ Coming This June

Wish Dragon, Netflix’s upcoming film, will definitely take us on a fascinating journey. This animated comedy starring American and Chinese actors will be a hit with the whole family!

Wish Dragon is an Aladdin Revamp?

Based on the new teaser for this new animated fairy tale, it’s clear to spot the similarities between Netflix’s Wish Dragon and Aladdin. As a funny, eccentric spirit who grants three wishes to a young man, John Cho follows in the footsteps of Robin Williams. However, Wish Dragon is based on a well-known Chinese legend with echoes of the 1001 Nights folktale.

Wish Dragon is directed and written by Chris Appelhans, who was inspired to make the film following a 2006 trip to China. Other animated films in which Appelhans has worked in the art department include Monster House, Coraline, The Princess and the Frog, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. He’s also an award-winning illustrator for children’s books.

Netflix’s Wish Dragon Plot

Din, a college student, is determined to track down his long-lost childhood friend Lina with the help of Long, an all-powerful but cynical dragon who can grant wishes. Din’s dearest friend moved away when he was younger, and he believes his biggest ambition is to reunite with her. However, being able to wish for anything isn’t as simple as it appears, because being able to desire for anything forces you to select what truly important.


Wish Dragon’s official trailer video features a nicely animated overview of Din and his life. Long, the wish-granting dragon, is contained in an ancient teapot that he discovers. Din strives to make the most of his three wishes as they journey around Shanghai’s streets and skies.

Wish Dragon will be available to stream on Netflix on June 11, 2021 starring John Cho, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jimmy Wong, Constance Wu, Will Yun Lee, Jimmy O. Yang, Aaron Yoo, Bobby Lee, and Ronnie Chieng.

This is Sony Pictures Animation’s second animated film to be distributed on Netflix this year. The Mitchells vs. The Machines was released on the streaming service in April and have raved reviews.

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Written by Nicole Sael

A future educator and an anime enthusiast. Nicole enjoys cooking and baking in her free time. A rom-com freak.

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