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The animated fantasy adventure film Wish Dragon follows a young man who dreams of reuniting with a childhood friend. He becomes determined to make his dream a reality when he meets a dragon that can grant wishes. Now he has a reason to seek out his friend and make her dreams come true. The film was released theatrically in China in January 2021. It was released for international streaming on Netflix in June 2021. Din is a working-class college student in Shanghai who dreams to reunite with his childhood friend Li Na, who moved years ago from his neighborhood with her father, Mr. Wang, and lives a lavish life. One day, Din is given a teapot by an elderly man from which emerges a dragon named Long, whose job as a wish dragon granting three wishes to whoever holds the teapot. Long informs Din every wish dragon must serve ten masters in order to enter the Spirit world, and Din is his 10th master. Subsequently, Din is chased off by a trio of goons, led by a man named Pockets, who were sent by Mr. Wang to recover the teapot in hopes of saving his failing business. Din uses his first wish to fight the goons and escape. The next day, Din and Long make it to Li Na's birthday party. Din makes his second wish to temporarily appear as a wealthy prince, hoping Li Na will notice him to rekindle their friendship. Li Na is disappointed when she realizes her father will not be attending her party. Din, keeping up with his wealthy cover-up, comforts her and they are asked by Mr. Wang (through a video call) to share a meal together. Long warns Din that Li Na would leave him as soon as she finds out his identity because of their different socioeconomic statuses.