What could be better than watching great and good cartoons that make you forget about all the problems and plunge into the world of childhood, fairy tales and magic? One of such kind and positive animation projects is the cartoon “Dragon of Desires” with the release date in 2019, the trailer of which has not yet been presented for viewing.
Genre: cartoon, fantasy, adventure, comedy
Producer: Chris Appelhans
World Release: July 24, 2019
Roles voiced: Constance Wu, Jackie Chan, Will Youn Lee, John Cho, Bobby Lee, Jimmy O. Yang, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ian Chen, Jimmy Wong and others.
A magical story that will win your hearts.
The cartoon will tell us about the amazing friendship of an ordinary boy and ... a dragon who knows how to fulfill wishes!
Director and crew
This story is a “retelling set”, “a genie in a bottle in modern China,” based on the original story of Chris Appelhans. Appelhans will also be the director and screenwriter of the cartoon. He speaks of him like this: "A modern fairy tale that raises moral problems that arise as a result of a meeting between a boy and a dragon who is able to fulfill wishes."
Jackie Chan's company, Sparkle Roll Media, will be the producer and co-investor of the film. Chris Brembl (Project Mercury 2000) and Aron Warner (Shrek, Nightmare on Elm Street 6, Taknkistka, Shrek 2) also acted as producers.
Wish Dragon is the first project created by Base Animation, the new animation studio that is part of BaseFX's VFX. The goal of the film and Studio Base Animation is to "make world-class animations in China for China ... and the world." Director Appelhans "wanted to create a film made in China, with a strong creative team from the same country, international talent and attention to the hopes and dreams of modern China."
China's Base FX Making 'Wish Dragon' for Sony Animation
Actors and roles
The voice acting of the characters involved:
- Constance Wu will play the mother of the protagonist ("Alien Hunters", "Parallels", "Difficulties of Assimilation", "Insanely Rich Asians");
- Jackie Chan will act as the god Pipa ("The Drunken Master", "Armor of God", "Operation Condor", "My Life");
- Mr. Wong will be voiced Will youn Lee ("King of Fighters", "Electra", "Seize the moment");
- Longa will voice Jo cho (Columbus, Selfie, Exorcist, Search, Star Trek);
- Bobby lee will play High Guna ("Love", "Dictator", "Beauty");
- Jimmy O. Yang will play Small Guna (“Battle Creek”, “Two Girls Aground”, “Silicon Valley”, “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia”);
- Natasha Liu Bordizzo will be played by Li Na ("The Greatest Showman", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Fate");
- Yen chen will play the role of the main character ("Family Guy", "Anatomy of Passion", "Difficulties of Assimilation");
- In the role of Dean will perform Jimmy wong ("Sphere", "Dimension 404", "High School Video Games").
Some useful cartoon info:
- This is the third animated project in English, in which Jackie Chan participates, not including the Kung Fu Panda franchise, after Real Squirrel 2 (2017) and Lego Movie: Ninjago (2017);
- 19th theatrical feature film Sony Animation;
- The fifth theatrical animated film by Nathan Lane after The Lion King (1994), Titan A.E. (2000), Teacher’s Pet (2004) and Astroboy (2009);
- The first Sony animated film that Lou Romano worked on;
- The first non-Disney animated film in which James Howard Newton composes a score.
The viewer will learn more about the plot from the trailer for the cartoon "Dragon of Desires" with the release date in 2019. Very soon, the creators will provide it for free viewing, but for now, the viewer can enjoy the cute frames from the cartoon.