Here are five things you must know before you dive headfirst into the land of Kumandra with Raya on a quest to find the last dragon.
A still from Raya and The Last Dragon. All pictures Disney PR
Disney’s most-awaited animated classic of the year, Raya and The Last Dragon has won several hearts globally, with critics and ardent fans already raving about the masterpiece. After a long wait, the coming Friday is set to be a fantastic one as this action-packed animated movie will be released in theatres on the 5th of March across India. Here are five things you must know before you dive headfirst into the land of Kumandra with Raya on a quest to find the last dragon.
Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina to voice the titular roles
Set in a mystical world called Kumandra, the story of Raya and The Last Dragon is inspired largely by South-East Asian cultures. Adding to that authenticity, popular actress, Kelly Marie Tran will voice the lead character Raya, making her an addition to the long list of Disney’s warrior princess after Elsa (Frozen 2), Mulan, etc. Along with her, the Crazy Rich Asian fame actress Awkwafina aces the voice of Sisu, a dragon from the fantasy lands of Kumandra.
The mystical land of Kumandra
The story of Raya is set in Kumandra – a kingdom divided into five different lands that she has to venture through to find the last dragon. The lands of Heart are covered with rock formations to secure the sacred Dragon Gem, while Tail lands are isolated desert islands. Snowy mountains sheltering fierce warriors are the Spine lands and at the head of the Dragon river lie the opulent Fang lands with manmade canals for security. At the centre of these four lands, lie the Talon lands, vibrant and bustling market area, a crossroad for merchants of all five lands- connected by the Dragon River. A cinematic journey through these unique and different regions will be a sight we cannot miss.
South-East Asian influence on Disney