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Disney Drops Official Trailer For 'Raya and the Last Dragon'

Disney Drops Official Trailer For 'Raya and the Last Dragon'

The official trailer shows Raya fighting and befriending a con-baby before coming face to face with the last dragon.

Disney finally dropped the second and official trailer for 'Raya and the Last Dragon' ahead of its March 5 premiere.

The upcoming Disney animated film is the studio’s first film inspired by Southeast Asia and is among its recent projects that promote diversity.

'Raya and the Last Dragon' already shared a teaser video three months ago, and now, Disney finally released the official trailer for the animated film.

The official trailer gave us a more comprehensive look at the movie's storyline and introduced us to some of the central characters, including the adorable con-baby Noi with her band of Ongis.

See the official trailer below. 



 

'Raya and the Last Dragon' follows the adventures of Raya, a young and lone female warrior who sets on a journey to find the last dragon to bring peace to her kingdom.

The film's official synopsis reads: "Raya will be an epic fantasy adventure with Southeast Asian themes, set in a realm called Kumandra, described as a reimagined earth inhabited by an ancient civilization. Five clans form the land of the dragon, and Raya is determined to find the last dragon."

The film is directed by Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting) and Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh, Big Hero 6, Moana), with the screenplay from playwright Qui Nguyen and Crazy Rich Asians writer Adele Lim.

Raya and the Last Dragon

'Star Wars’  actress Kelly Marie Tran is playing the lead role, Raya. This is a historic moment for Tran as she is the first actress of Southeast Asian descent to lead a Disney animated film.

Starring alongside Tran is Golden Globe-awardee Awkwafina. She plays the role of Sisu, a water dragon in human form who needs help to get her powers back. Sisu also happens to be the last dragon and the only hope left for Raya to bring peace to her kingdom.

The main message of the upcoming film centers around trust.

"It’s the theme of trust in the broken world. How do you trust when the world is broken? That became sort of the galvanising idea," Hall told Total Film.

The filmmakers consulted with the 'Raya Southeast Asia Story Trust’ to ensure that the film is depicted in a culturally sensitive manner.

'Raya and the Last Dragon' is not even released yet, but the film is already gaining praise for its take on diversity.

'Raya and the Last Dragon' is set to release simultaneously on theaters and Disney+ with Premier Access on 5 March 2021.

You may read our movie preview here for more information. 

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