Secret of the Magic Gourd, The (film)

Secret of the Magic Gourd, The (film) A young boy named Wang Bao finds a gourd with magical powers, but discovers that the gourd’s power to fulfill his wishes comes as a great price—everything the gourd helps him obtain is taken away from its rightful owner. He eventually learns that working hard is the only way to earn the things that truly matter. A joint venture between Buena Vista International, Centro Digital Pictures Ltd. of Hong Kong, and the China Film Group Corporation. The film had its premiere in Beijing on June 29, 2007. Directed by John Chu and Frankie Chung. The first Disney co-production in China, in the Mandarin language. Adapted from a 1958 novel by Zhang Tian Yi. The film was released on DVD in the U.S. in 2009, with an English-language soundtrack featuring the voice talents of Drake Johnston, Takayo Fischer, Megan Hilty, Aaron Drozin, Grace Fulton, Josh Reames, Jeremy Shada, and Corbin Bleu (the Magic Gourd).