Things We Saw Today: John Cho Stars in Netflix’s Animated Film Wish Dragon
Plus Dave Bautista, Kevin Bacon, and more!
This week, John Cho set fandom hearts aflame with his Spike Spiegel-inspired hair in the latest video from Netflix’s upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series. But before Bebop, Cho stars in a new animated film that premieres this weekend on Netflix.
Cho stars in Sony Pictures Animation’s Wish Dragon, which follows Din (Jimmy Wong), a working-class college student with big dreams but small means, and Long (John Cho), a cynical but all-powerful dragon capable of granting wishes. The two set off on a hilarious adventure through modern day Shanghai in pursuit of Din’s long-lost childhood friend, Lina (Natasha Liu Bordizzo).
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cho was asked about his involvement in Asian-themed animated films like Over the Moon and Mirai. Cho replied, “It’s partially what I’m asked to do, but also I would like to put Asian animated characters into the world, especially into American culture, which is my culture. All my work has been informed by what I saw as a kid and my desire to please myself as a kid. Sometimes when I was younger, I would get a lot of roles or I would get auditions that were, “Well, is this a stereotype or not?” and my litmus test was always, “What would I as a kid think? Would I appreciate this or would I resent it?” And, so I suppose in some ways the animation stuff would be for my kids, but also for myself as a kid.”
Have you seen Wish Dragon yet? What did you think?
(via EW, image: Sony Pictures Animation)
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