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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ trailer shares peek of Southeast Asian cultures featured in the movie

The official trailer of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ has been released.

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01/27/2021 12:48 PM
‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ trailer shares peek of Southeast Asian cultures featured in the movie
Screenshot from Raya and the Last Dragon Movie Trailer

Disney has released the official trailer of its upcoming animated film titled Raya and the Last Dragon.

The trailer has already amassed more than 2.5 million views on YouTube as of this writing.

Raya and the Last Dragon is set in a fictional world called Kumandra which features Southeast Asian cultures. 


On its website, Walt Disney Animation Studios shared the synopsis of the movie saying, "Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together 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." 

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Lending their voices for the movie is an Asian American cast including Kelly Marie Tran for Raya and Awkwafina for Sisu.

The movie is directed by Don Hall (Big Hero 6) and Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting). Artist Paul Briggs of Frozen and fellow animator John Ripa of Moana are the co-directors of the movie.

The film is written by Award-winning playwright and writer Qui Nguyen and Crazy Rich Asians writer Adele Lim. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The movie will be released in Philippine cinemas in March 2021.