Disney releases the Raya and the Last Dragon movie trailer, offering first look footage from the upcoming animated film starring Kelly Marie Tran.
It’s been nearly four years since Walt Disney Animation Studios released their last original movie (2016’s Moana) and after a couple sequels (2018’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and 2019’s Frozen II), the Mouse House is returning with an entirely new property in early 2021. Raya and the Last Dragon follows the tale of a warrior named Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) who goes in search of a dragon to help battle an evil force threatening her home. But the water dragon Sisu (Awkwafina) needs Raya’s help first, and the two set out to restore Sisu to her full dragon powers and save Raya’s home.
Raya and the Last Dragon is directed by Disney vet Don Hall (Big Hero 6) and Carlos López Estrada (Legion) from a script by Qui Nguyen (The Society) and Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians).
This teaser trailer for Disney’s latest certainly offers hints of another magical adventure film in the vein of Moana – and perhaps there will be even more action and adventure considering Raya is more of a warrior than Moana was. The visuals in the trailer are beautiful and Tran’s voice work hints at a well developed character in Raya. So far Raya and the Last Dragon has all the makings of another Disney animated blockbuster.
In a land called Kumandra, split into five different regions, a warrior named Raya searches for the last dragon in the world. Initial release: 12 March 2021 (USA)