Walt Disney Animation Studios has unveiled the first look at warrior Raya and her trusty steed Tuk Tuk, from the upcoming original feature film Raya and the Last Dragon. The studio also revealed that Kelly Marie Tran will voice Raya, joining Awkwafina as the voice of the dragon, Sisu.
Oscar-winning helmer Don Hall (Big Hero 6) and Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting) are directing, with co-directors Paul Briggs (head of story, Big Hero 6, Frozen) and John Ripa (head of story, Moana). Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho are the producers, and Qui Nguyen (Dispatches from Elsewhere) and Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians) are writers on the project.
Raya and the Last Dragon is slated to open in U.S. theaters on March 12, 2021.
Synopsis: Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world — it’s going to take trust as well.