‘Raya and the Last Dragon’: Trailer and Everything You Need to Know

Disney just published the teaser trailer for its new movie Raya and the Last Dragon, and it looks phenomenal. The most awaited feature-length Walt Disney Animation Studios film is scheduled for a March 2021 debut. Still, hopefully, this first trailer will keep you hooked for over a few more weeks.

The trailer features the Disney animated film’s current song. The movie shows off the voices of Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina. Tran is Raya, a girl from the kingdom of Kumandra who is in search of a way to save her homeland from an ancient evil. To accomplish her mission, she needs to track down the last dragon (who has converted into a human), Sisu, voiced by Awkwafina.

Raya & The Last Dragon: Trailer & Everything You Need to Know

When she finds Sisu, the titular last dragon played by Awkwafina, her plans hit a speed bump—Sisu is less than ready to save the world. Along with her on her journey, Raya has a very adorable animal companion called Tuk Tuk.

The story of a young human girl uniting with a mythical character (who has lost its powers) to conquer a timeless villain and help the mythical character return to its former glory sounds somewhat like Moana. However, Raya appears and, more importantly, feels quite distinct from Moana or any other Disney animated feature.

Last year’s D23 Expo premiered the first footage from the movie. It was a provocative piece, full of extraordinary martial arts choreography and detailed with a lush, gorgeous, rain-soaked Southeast Asian vibe. Sisu comes off as one of the coolest characters in the history of Disney Animation.

Soon after the D23 Expo, the picture went through a pretty serious creative shake-up. The franchise removed directors Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins; however, Briggs remains a co-director alongside John Ripa. Tran replaced the lead actor Cassie Steele and an additional writer Qui Nguyen was announced to join Adele Lim. A different producer Peter del Vecho, who is now paired with Osnat Shurer, was also disclosed.

Raya and the Last Dragon is set for a simultaneous release on Disney+ and in cinemas. As of now, most cinemas across the United Kingdom are closed due to government restrictions, and it’s quite apparent that it will still be the issue in early March. Nonetheless, cinemas are presently performing in some other countries, such as the United States, at a reduced capacity.

Raya & The Last Dragon: Trailer & Everything You Need to Know
Raya and the Last Dragon

Hence, watching Raya and the Last Dragon at home through Disney+ Premier Access might be the only option for fans living in the UK.

Raya and the Last Dragon is scheduled for a release on Disney+ on Friday, March 5, 2021. The movie will be accessible only as a Premier Access title initially, implying that subscribers will have to pay a supplementary fee of £19.99 to be able to stream it. If the family adventure pursues the same procedure as 2020’s live-action Mulan reboot, it might become obtainable to all Disney+ subscribers later this year.

About Raya And The Last Dragon

Long ago, in the world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when the sinister monsters, the Druun, threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, the same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, and her pet pill bug companion Tuk Tuk, to track down the last dragon and finally end the Druun reign for good. However, on her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust as well.

Raya and the Last Dragon is Disney’s upcoming American computer-animated action-adventure fantasy film. Produced by the 59th film, the movie has been directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, along with Paul Briggs and John Ripa.

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