Raya and the Last Dragon is the next animated feature coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film has already had a major cast change and change of date, and now there is another date shift… only this time sooner, one week sooner. There will also be a sort of altering of how you can see it, adding the option of premier access (ie. $$) on the streaming service Disney+ on the same date the movie will release. Here is the slightly updated description of the film:
“Raya and the Last Dragon” takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.
“Raya and the Last Dragon” features an outstanding voice cast, including Kelly Marie Tran as the voice of the intrepid warrior Raya; Awkwafina as the legendary dragon, Sisu; Gemma Chan as Raya’s nemesis, Namaari; Daniel Dae Kim as Raya’s visionary father, Benja; Sandra Oh as Namaari’s powerful mother, Virana; Benedict Wong as Tong, a formidable giant; Izaac Wang as Boun, a 10-year-old entrepreneur; Thalia Tran as the mischievous toddler Little Noi; Alan Tudyk as Tuk Tuk, Raya’s best friend and trusty steed; Lucille Soong as Dang Hu, the leader of the land of Talon; Patti Harrison as the chief of the Tail land; and Ross Butler as chief of the Spine land.
We’ve already seen the teaser for the film, and today the full trailer has been released:
And a new poster featuring both Raya and Sisu:
Raya and the Last Dragon (will Tran always be featured in Disney films with “Last” in the title?) can be found in theaters and streaming on Disney+ with premier access on March 5, 2021.