Wish in Spanish class

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Wish: El Poder de los Deseos is a new Disney movie set in Spain and was released in theaters in November of 2023. Wish is now available on DVD and digitally online. Wish will be released on Disney Plus on April 3rd, 2024.

Here are some resources that you can use to discuss the film Wish in Spanish class today.

If you do not want all the extra resources & are here for wish movie guides.

Resources to teach the movie Wish in Spanish Class from Mis Clases Locas

Where can I watch the new Disney movie Wish?

Wish is now available for purchase on DVD and digitally online. The Wish DVD is for sale at Target and Walmart with multiple languages and subtitles included. Check your public library for a copy of Wish on DVD!

Wish is available to purchase digitally through Amazon, but the only language and subtitle is English. get the DVD or wait for Disney Plus if you want Spanish audio &/or subtitles.

Is Wish on Disney Plus?

Wish will be released on Disney Plus on April 3rd, 2024. You can change the audio & subtitles to Spanish on Disney Plus. See this post to learn more about changing audio & subtitles on Disney+

Wish in Spanish Class from Mis Clases Locas

Where does the Wish movie take place?

The Disney film Wish is set in the fictional Kingdom of Rosas on the Iberian peninsula, where Spain & Portugal are now located. According to the filmmakers, the movie’s fictional island of Rosas is located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, where people of all nationalities crossed and thrived in the Middle Ages.

There are a few words in Spanish used in the film Wish, including many of the names, such as King Magnifico. Wish does not have as many connections to the Spanish-speaking place as Encanto (set in Colombia) & Coco (set in Mexico). But, Wish has diverse representation, is super appropriate, and has positive messages and role models.

What ethnicity is the main character in the Wish movie?

Asha is the main protagonist in Disney’s 2023 animated feature film Wish. Asha is a teen Afro-Hispanic girl with dark skin, light brown eyes, large lips, and long black-braided hair. She is of North African and South European descent according to the director. Academy Award-winner Ariana DeBose is the voice of the main character Asha, the first Afro-Latinx princess. I know many little girls are excited about the representation of a main character who looks like them.

What themes and positive messages does Wish have for class?

Diverse Representation

Wish celebrates and welcomes diverse people. There is a lead female with braids and dark skin. (Asha is voiced by voiced by Ariana DeBose, a queer actor of Black, Puerto Rican, and Italian descent). While the villain has light skin and blue eyes. Typically, villains have been stereotyped as darker, which is not the case in Wish.

Asha’s friends and fellow citizens are a variety of ethnicities including Asian, Latino, Black, and White. The characters have a variety of body shapes and types. Her best friend has a normalized disability and uses a crutch to walk.

More positive messages in Wish

The movie Wish shows that true friends help one another. It also shows forgiveness when they make mistakes. Wish also stresses how it is important to do the right thing, even when it’s difficult.

Wish Trailers to use in Spanish Class

Here are multiple trailers you could use to introduce the film, describing it in basic Spanish. Or take screenshots of the video and project them. Then have students write or discuss what they see and what they wonder. Finally, you could have students find cultural elements and then research to make predictions as well.

1st Teaser Trailer en español – 30 seconds

Wish: El Poder de los Deseos | Tráiler Oficial | Doblado – Disney Studios LA

Wish: El Poder de los Deseos Tráiler Oficial Español

Wish Trailer with English Audio & subtitles in español

Wish Trailer – English

Songs in Spanish from Wish

Mi deseo – de “Wish: El Poder de los Deseos” Lyric Video

¿Y así van a agradecer? Canción español latino y letra en español

More Videos for Wish in Spanish class

For upper-level classes, you could use some of these videos in Spanish. They would be great for authentic listening comprehension related to the film.

Reaction to Trailer in Spanish

TODO Sobre WISH: El Poder de los Deseos

Platicamos con Juan Pablo Reyes, productor mexicano de Wish

Wish Shorts for Discussion about Identity

Wish is set in a fantasy land on an island near the Iberian peninsula, where Spain & Portugal are located. The main character is voiced by Ariana DeBose, who is Afro-Latina and Puerto Rican. However, there is some controversy about whether the movie Wish will really represent the Spanish people &/or is a Latina process since it is not set in Latin America. These shorts could provide great discussion prompts for upper-level Spanish into the identity and representation of Hispanic people. Additionally, the main character’s name Asha is an Indian name, so there are questions if there will be South Asian representation as well.

Las españolas no estamos representadas con see personaje

Short in English excited about Afro-Latina representation

Quick video in English about Ethnicity on Wish

Authentic Readings about Wish

Novice reading for Wish in Spanish class – Authentic Tweet

More advanced authentic readings for Wish in Spanish class

Wish: El poder de los deseos

Fecha de lanzamiento: 24 de noviembre de 2023

Género: Acción y aventura, Animación, Fantasía, Familiar

“Wish: El poder de los deseos”, de Walt Disney Animation Studios, es una comedia musical de animación que nos da la bienvenida al reino mágico de Rosas, donde Asha, una idealista e ingeniosa joven, pide un deseo tan poderoso que es respondido por una fuerza cósmica: una pequeña bola de energía ilimitada llamada Star. Juntas, Asha y Star se enfrentan a un poderoso enemigo, el rey Magnífico, soberano de Rosas, para salvar a su pueblo y demostrar que, cuando la voluntad de una persona valiente se une a la magia de las estrellas, pueden ocurrir cosas maravillosas.” – Disney España

UPDATE! I now have a Spanish class movie guide for the film Wish!

Wish Movie Questions in Spanish & English. Wish Movie Guide

My own boys, ages 7 & 9 loved the movie Wish! It was fun, full of fantasy, and music, plus it had humor as well.

Wish is now available on DVD and digitally online. Wish will be released on Disney Plus on April 3rd, 2024.

Resources to teach the movie Wish in Spanish Class from Mis Clases Locas

Other Spain resources

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Other Movie Resources for Spanish Class

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If you have more resources for Wish in Spanish class, please share them in the comments and I will add them!

Wish in Spanish class was originally published on 10.30.23 & most recently updated 3.21.24

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