Disney has just announced their upcoming film at D23; Raya and the Last Dragon. Staring Awkafina (you might know her from (Crazy Rich Asians) and Cassie Steele.
The film is about “A reimagined earth inhabited by an ancient civilization that venerated the mythical dragons for their power and their wisdom”. The film is heavily inspired by Southeast Asia for it’s mythical and legend stories. It’s also going to be based on martial arts.
I just got out of the D23 keynote where they announced this live and actually watched a sneak peak of the film and it looks amazing. The animation feels so real to the point that I asked my friend “is this live action?”
You also really felt the south Asian inspiration with the soundtrack, photography and costume design. I’m very excited for it and you should be too!
Raya and the Last Dragon is being released November 25th, 2020 so be sure to add it to your Kernel Watchlist to be notified when the release date nears.