Disney's latest animation, Wish, has gained a fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating ahead of its release later this month.
The film – which is set to mark 100 years of the studio – follows Asha (Ariana DeBose), whose wishes are answered by a cosmic force called Star. Alongside her talking pet goat Valentino (Alan Tudyk), Asha and Star must confront the formidable ruler, King Magnifico (Chris Pine), to save her magical kingdom of Rosas.
While some critics have praised the film for its unique animation style and worthy tribute to Disney, others were left disappointed by its "recycled" moments.
Digital Spy branded the movie's "gorgeous hand-drawn animation" the biggest success, adding: "The plot's simplicity is a double-edged sword, as it sacrifices depth – and a certain adult edge we've come to expect from Disney's animation – in exchange for a painless concept and an Easter-Egg fest."
Here's what some of the other critics have been saying:
"An appropriate tribute to Disney, by itself. It hardly breaks any ground – it's simply there to celebrate the ground the studio was built on."
"Wish, clearly, has been made with care, but as its credits offer a whistle-stop tour through Disney's history, it's hard not to think – god, wasn't it great when they made stuff as weird and fun and daring as, say, The Emperor's New Groove?"
"As Disney celebrates its 100th year, Wish serves as a throwback to the past, a celebration of the present, and a gentle push into the future."
"The strategy behind Wish seems to be: If we do an homage to enchantment, the audience will be enchanted. True magic, however, can't be recycled."
"Wish entertains and unabashedly owns being a safe paean to old-school Disney, shamelessly aiming for all your nostalgic feels."
Wish is arriving in cinemas on November 24.
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