Last week, Walt Disney Animation Studios released the first official trailer for Raya and the Last Dragon. Previously, only the names of the filmmakers and actors and a minor teaser were all the information available about the film. Join us now to get acquainted with the story of the film and more details with the release of the trailer.
Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans, and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along 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. From directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, co-directors Paul Briggs and John Ripa, producers Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho, and featuring the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as Sisu.
Some Travia about Raya and the Last Dragon
This is the first original Walt Disney Animation film after Moana in 2016.
Same Movie From successful filmmakers Frozen (2013) and Moana (2016).
The original release date was November 25, which was postponed to March 12, 2021, due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Raya and the Last Dragon is Walt Disney’s first film in 2021 and the studio’s 59th film in total.
This is the 19th Walt Disney film starring a female protagonist.
Raya fighting style based on Filipino martial arts kali using two sticks.
Kumandra designing was inspired by Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines.
This is the first Walt Disney independent film without the involvement of John Lasseter.
This is Awkwafina’s fourth appearance in animated films. and her second animated film of 2020 after The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.
Kelly Marie Tran is the first Southeast Asian actress to lead an animated movie at Disney.
Raya and the Last Dragon Official Trailer
Now, a few days after its release, you can watch the first official trailer of “Raya and the Last Dragon”.
In the trailer, we meet Raya with the voice of Kelly Marie Tran, star of “star wards” who is looking for the last dragon In the fictional world of Kumandra. In the trailer. and Raya tells the warrior who fights her:
“My whole life, I trained to become a guardian of the Dragon Gem, but this world has changed. And its people are divided. Now, to restore peace, I must find the last dragon,”
Walt Disney Animation Studios aims to release Raya and the Last Dragon on March 12, 2021 worldwide.
Cast and Crew
Kelly Marie Tran is an actress who became famous with Star Wars: The Last Jedi and also starred in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She is the first Southeast Asian American to star in Disney animation. She plays the role of Raya, a fearless warrior and guardian of the dragon jewel. Now she is trying to find the last dragon to bring peace back to Kumandra.
Awkwafina as Sisu is the last dragon that can transform into a human.
The film is directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, and it was written by Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim.
Osnat Shurer is the producer of Disney’s next animated film to be released next year, Raya and the Last Dragon. she joined Disney in 2012 and won the Oscar for Best Animation of the Year for her production of Moana in 2017.
“It will be fascinating to hear Osnat speak about gender representation. She has produced films featuring strong female characters with her team at Disney, depicting women as warriors. This is true of ‘Moana,’ and I have an inkling it will continue to be true of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon.’ During VIEW Conference this October we will have a wonderful opportunity to discuss her creative vision and the unique stories she brings to the screen.”
Once upon a time, humans and dragons lived side by side in peace in the world of Kumandra. Kumandra, which consisted of 5 tribes of people, was attacked by a dark and evil force druun, and the dragons sacrificed themselves for humanity.
Now, 500 years later, Druun returned, and Raya as the solo warrior believes that the only dragon left can save the world.
He embarks on a journey to find the dragon but encounters an old woman who is apparently the same dragon with the name of Sisu and has the ability to transform into a human.
Now the two must stop druun by teamwork and alliance
Director: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada
Writers: Adele Lim, Qui Nguyen
Production companies: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
Original Language: English
Genre:Animation, Action, Adventure , Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Release Date: 12 March 2021
Stars: Awkwafina, Kelly Marie Tran
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