Creating magical wishes together

The Disney journal from the Christmas add with the words 'From our family to yours'.

Since 1980, Disney has helped Make-A-Wish® grant more than 145,000 life-changing wishes around the world - bringing light and joy to wish children and their families.

Over 60,000* children in the UK have been diagnosed with a critical condition, changing their lives, and the lives of their families forever. The joy of childhood is brought to an abrupt end, with treatment plans, hospital visits and sleepless nights taking over.

The power of a wish revives a childhood stolen by critical illness. It brings light and joy to children and their loved ones and leaves a profound and lasting impact on all their lives.

Spot the hidden Easter eggs

Throughout the advert, eagle-eyed viewers will also be able to spot a number of hidden Disney and Make-A-Wish ‘Easter Eggs’.

Take part in our free prize draw and see if you can spot where one of the items, the Make-A-Wish jigsaw, is hidden. To take part and for T&Cs visit: www.worldwish.org/easter-egg

Dylan's picture of a cheetah is one of the Easter Eggs featured in the advert.

Dylan's picture of a cheetah is one of the Easter Eggs featured in the advert.

To even further celebrate our partnership, Disney included two artworks in the brand advert created by wish children: ​​13-year-old Dylan whose picture of a cheetah can be seen on the family’s fridge, and a rainbow from by eight-year-old Bethany which can be spotted on a shelf in the children’s bedroom.

Dylan’s wish to be an animator was fulfilled by Flux Animation Studios, the producers behind this year’s Disney advert. Having had 15 operations to-date, Dylan discovered that drawing was one passion he could do no matter where he was, even in a hospital waiting room. The granting of this wish has solidified his dream further to pursue a career as an animator or graphic artist. 

Take part now

Skating Minnie Mouse

A Skating Minnie Mouse soft toy and Journal inspired by the ad, is available to buy exclusively at shopDisney. Why not spread joy this Christmas by buying one for a friend or family member.

Or, get into the Christmas spirit with these festive pyjamas, as modelled by wish child Isla and her family.

View the full range of gifts on shopDisney

Make-A-Wish UK wish child Isla and her family modelling Disney’s festive collection in support of Make-A-Wish.

Make-A-Wish UK wish child Isla and her family modelling Disney’s festive collection in support of Make-A-Wish. Read Isla's story below.

Wish stories

Immerse yourself in the wonder of wishes with some of our incredible stories. Grab a cuppa and see for yourself the amazing impact that a wish can have!

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Dylan

13 yrs

Neurofibromatosis type 1

"I wish to meet an animator"

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Bethany

6 yrs

Juvenile dermatomyositis

"I wish to have an art station"

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Chloe

12 yrs

Kostmann syndrome

"A Disney Wish"

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Isla

6 yrs

Wilms' tumour

"I wish to be a YouTuber"

* The report “Estimating Current and Future Prevalence of Children and Young People who would be eligible for the Make-A-Wish Foundation” was published in November 2020 with research by Deborah Gibson-Smith, Stuart Jarvis & Lorna Fraser from the Department of Health Sciences, University of York & by Paul Norman from the School of Geography, University of Leeds.

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