Raya and the Final Dragon will open in theaters and premiere on Disney+ concurrently in March 2021. Disney is following by with some hybrid releases for 2021, following within the footsteps of studios like Common and Warner Bros. The announcement was made at the moment throughout Disney’s Investor Day, together with a ton of different details about the way forward for Disney+ and past. The objective is to deliver leisure on to customers, particularly for the reason that public well being disaster, which includes increasing Disney+ internationally.
Disney has introduced that Raya and the Final Dragon will premiere on March fifth and unveiled a brand new poster too. Viewers will be capable to select in the event that they wish to go into theaters, or watch the film from the consolation of their very own houses. Identical to Mulan, the upcoming animated film might be out there solely by Premier Entry, which implies it’ll have a premium worth. The live-action adaptation of Mulan price $34.95 and it’s believed that Raya and the Final Dragon would be the identical, although that has but to be formally confirmed presently.
Way back, within the fantasy world of Kumandra, people and dragons lived collectively in concord. However when an evil power threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save lots of humanity. Now, 500 years later, that very same evil has returned and it is as much as a lone warrior, Raya, to trace down the legendary final dragon to revive the fractured land and its divided individuals. Nonetheless, alongside her journey, she’ll be taught that it will take greater than a dragon to save lots of the world-it’s going to take belief and teamwork as nicely.
Raya and the Final Dragon star Awkwafina just lately mentioned becoming a member of the solid, which additionally consists of The Final Jedi star Kelly Marie Tran. “Once I first heard about it, it was an idea that I by no means heard of and could not even think about. Two robust, feminine characters, one a warrior princess,” mentioned Awkwafina. She continued, “I knew that that is going to be very particular, particularly with Kelly Marie Tran concerned. I’ve seen some footage of it and I generally query if it is live-action or not as a result of it is so actual.” Disney has been stepping up their animation over the previous few years, together with the opposite main studios. Nonetheless, the know-how is not at all times the place the guts is. Awkwafina explains.
“The wonder about Disney is there’s at all times this human ingredient, one thing that is very vastly relatable to all of the characters. I undoubtedly relate to each Raya and Sisu, my character, who’s a water dragon.”
Manufacturing on Raya and the Final Dragon was hit by the general public well being disaster, however they solid and crew had been in a position to pull issues collectively to complete. “Towards the top, we had been nonetheless recording into COVID. That led to a whole lot of impromptu organising the mic in my very own home with horrible acoustics, recording for a Disney+ film,” mentioned Awkwafina. Whereas navigating a brand new strategy to report her dialogue, issues began to alter. “It is a consistently evolving course of, which is new for me to witness how Disney works. There’s a lot exhausting work concerned for the smallest particulars. It is a consistently evolving imaginative and prescient,” she mentioned. You’ll be able to take a look at the brand new poster for Raya and the Final Dragon above, because of the official Disney Animation Twitter account.