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Wish Dragon Star Jimmy Wong on Animation, Authenticity, and Accessibility

Wish Dragon continues to be a major hit for Netflix, even a couple of weeks after its initial debut. The story of a young Chinese man named Din, who crosses paths with a magical ancient dragon, is resonating with viewers all over the globe. To understand a bit more about the process of making Wish Dragon, and the seemingly perfect timing of its release, we talked to star Jimmy Won (Din) about his experience.
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Interview: Jimmy Wong on Wish Dragon and wishing to be in a superhero project

Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation have joined forces for Wish Dragon, an animated film that’s inspired by One Thousand and One Nights. It follows Din Song, a young man in China who stumbles upon a dragon who can grant wishes, and all he wants is to see his long-lost friend again. We had the chance to chat with Jimmy Wong, who voices Din and is best known for his role as Ling from the live-action Mulan film. He talks about working with John Cho, the pros of doing voice work over live-action films, the state of Asians in the entertainment industry, and wanting to be in a superhero project.
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Interview: Jimmy Wong on Netflix’s Wish Dragon & Asian Representation

Sony Pictures Animation’s Wish Dragon releases on Netflix this Friday, June 11. The animated Chinese adventure stars Jimmy Wong as Din, “a working-class college student with big dreams but small means.” After he finds a magical dragon (played by John Cho) that can grant wishes, he goes on an adventure through Shanghai as he looks to reconnect with his childhood friend Lina.
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In Wish Dragon, Jimmy Wong helps put a modern twist on the wish-granting genie story

If you could wish for anything in the world, what would you wish for? That's the premise behind Wish Dragon, a new Sony Pictures Animation movie coming to Netflix on June 11. Written and directed by award-winning children's book illustrator Chris Appelhans, Wish Dragon is the story of a young college student, named Din, who lives with his mom in a working-class neighborhood in modern-day Shanghai. Din has dreams of reuniting with his childhood friend Lina, who moved away and now lives a glamorous and privileged life. Those dreams seem impossible until Din is given an old teapot containing an ancient wish dragon named Long who will grant him three wishes. Long is in a hurry to make his 10th master happy -- because once he's done, he'll have fulfilled a curse and be free to return to the spirit world.
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