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Unpacking the Wish Dragon Journey
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DescriptionFor director Chris Appelhans, Oscar-winning Shrek franchise producer Aron Warner, and BASE Media CEO Chris Bremble, nothing was accidental about their critically acclaimed animated feature, Wish Dragon, now streaming on Netflix, other than the fact they actually got it made. As they say, “Be careful what you wish for!” Wish Dragon entertains audiences with a fresh new take on the classic “genie in a bottle” story, which actually originated from a Chinese folktale. The film is set in modern-day Shanghai and in this story, it’s the genie, Long the Wishdragon, who experiences the most profound character growth as he begrudgingly grants the young hero Din’s wishes. Watch as the three filmmakers discuss their 7-year, improbable journey to produce their film.