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Disney Celebrates 40 Years With Make A Wish with New Animated Short and Plush

Disney Celebrates 40 Years With Make A Wish with New Animated Short and Plush

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Check out Disney’s new animated short and plush here that embraces the special relationship between Disney and the Make A Wish Foundation.

At a Halloween party a few years back, two families came to the front of the line when it was our turn to meet Stitch. The Cast Member explained that they were at Disney through the Make A Wish Foundation. This was one of the most touching times of our trip experiencing Stitch through their precious eyes.

Make a Wish Foundation and Disney

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Photo: Disney

For more than 40 years, Disney has been providing magic to wish kids and their families. Did you know Disneyland was part of the first wish ever granted by Make-A-Wish?

Since 1980, Disney has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 140,000 wishes around the world.

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Make A Wish family Photo: Disney

Every part of The Walt Disney Company helps Make-A-Wish grant life-changing wishes: theme parks, Disney stores, and television and movie studios.

Check out Disney’s partnership with Make a Wish here, including personal stories of Make a Wish recipients.

Wishes Come True Blue Color Collection

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The Disney Parks Wishes Come True Blue Color Collection celebrates 40 years of Disney and Make-A-Wish working together. Also, they grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Sales of this collection have raised $500,000.

The collection is inspired by the official color of Make-A-Wish. In addition, the stars on the collection tie to the star in the Make-A-Wish logo. Check out all the collection details in our recent article here.

Disney also donated 10,000 Wishes Come True Blue face masks by Spirit Jersey to Make A Wish. This collection is currently available on and Disney World.

Animated Short

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Check out this touching video. Photo: Disney

The holidays are the perfect time for giving. This holiday season, Disney Parks released a new three-minute animated short entitled “From Our Family to Yours.” Also, this animated short features family traditions and shared memories. These memories connect family generations in a touching way. It features two new lovable characters, Lola and her granddaughter. Of course, our beloved Mickey Mouse is included also. 

Check out this touching animated short and have your tissues nearby: 

The amazing song included in the video, “Love Is A Compass,” sing adds so much to this moving animated short. It’s performed by Griff, a 19-year-old British singer-songwriter.  Also, you can listen to this amazing single wherever you stream music! 

Mickey Plush

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Photo: Disney

Want your own adorable Mickey Mouse plush seen in the animated short? It’s available now online at  Also, for every Mickey Mouse Vintage Holiday Plush sold through January 31, 2021, Disney will donate 25% of the purchase price to Make-A-Wish. 

New Celebrations

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The Wishes Come True Blue color collection and Mickey Mouse vintage holiday plush are just part of Disney’s anniversary celebration. Disney has announced adding to this wonderful 40th anniversary celebration.

Be on the look out here for new ways Disney will continue to celebrate their partnership with Make A Wish. What is your favorite product so far? Please share your thoughts on our Facebook page and the Kenny the Pirate Crew page.

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Lola Trining

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

“Lola” is the Tagalog word for “grandmother,” in the Philippines.

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