Design area 9″ wide x 6 1/2″ hand painted on 13 count canvas. Original art by Starke Art. “When You Wish Upon a Star” is a song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney‘s 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio. The Library Of Congress deemed the song “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and preserved it into the National Recording Registry in 2009.
In Japan, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark, the song has become a Christmas song, often referring to the Star of Bethlehem. The Swedish language version is called “Ser du stjärnan i det blå”, roughly translated: “Do you see the star in the blue”, and the Danish title is “Når du ser et stjerneskud”, which translates as “When you see a shooting star”. In Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway the song is played on television every Christmas Eve in the traditional Disney one-hour Christmas cabaret From All of Us to All of You, and the gathering of the entire family to watch this is considered a Scandinavian tradition.