“Raya and the Last Dragon” hits Disney+ and theaters on Friday.
The Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada-directed animated film stars Kelly Marie Tran as Raya, Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess.
Raya is on a journey to save the world of Kumandra, a fantasy land where humans and dragons once lived peacefully with one another. The dragons sacrificed themselves for the humans when an evil force, known as the Druun, appeared. Five hundred years later, the Druun is back, so the warrior Raya embarks on a journey to locate the last dragon in order to save humanity.
Tran, who famously played Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” said it “feels like a crazy dream” to be voicing Raya.
“It’s wild to be part of this thing that is so much bigger than me — that has so much legacy behind it,” she shared during an appearance on “Good Morning America” last month.
The actress is making history as the first actress of Southeast Asian descent to lead a Disney animated movie.
Award-winning actress Awkwafina, known for her roles in “The Farewell” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” voices Sisu, the last dragon, in the animated film.
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She said that “Raya and the Last Dragon” is at its core about “unity” and “trust.”
“When I first got pitched this film, I really had never seen anything like it,” she said during an appearance on “GMA” last month. “The fact that it centers around Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess, played by Kelly Marie Tran — I thought that was such an awesome thing and, of course, to be Sisu is an honor.”
The film also stars Daniel Dae Kim as Raya’s father, Benja; Gemma Chan as Raya’s nemesis, Namaari; Sandra Oh as Namaari’s mother, Virana and more.
How to stream ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ on Disney+: Anyone with Premier Access on Disney+ can access the movie on March 5, the same day it hits theaters. Premier Access allows users to watch the film as many times as they would like and is available for $29.99 with a Disney+ subscription. The Premier Access offer will be available until May 4th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT, and the film will be available to all Disney+ subscribers on June 4th, 2021, for no additional cost. For those who still have yet to sign up, a subscription to Disney+ costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. There is also a bundle option that features Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 per month.
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