New times require new solutions and the same is being applied at Disney. As we learned on Mickey Mouse Company Investor Day, future releases such as Raya and the Last Dragon will debut the same day in theaters and in Disney + Premier Access, the additional payment model that was adopted with the remake of Mulan.
This is a hybrid model similar to the one Warner Bros. has adopted for all its 2021 releases, which will hit theaters and also HBO Max on the same date, although in that case, subscribers will not have to pay an additional price to their monthly subscription.Read Also: Tenet: Christopher Nolan defends the box office results of his latest film - 3Movierulz
Raya and the Last Dragon will be released on March 5, 2021. It will be directed by Don Hall, who won an Oscar for Best Animated Film for his work on Big Hero 6 with Chris Williams. He will repeat in the director's chair, but this time with Carlos López Estrada.
The film will be inspired by the cultures and peoples of Southeast Asia, and to add as much fidelity to the film as possible, they worked with the Raya Southeast Asia Story Trust, made up of expert advisors from that region.
Among the voice casting in the original version, Kelly Marie Tran stands out as the main voice of Raya in VO and Awkwafina as Sisu.
Finally, we leave you the official synopsis of the film:
Long ago, in the fantasy realm of Kumandra, humans, and dragons coexisted in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the territory, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and Raya, a lone warrior, will have to find the last dragon to end the Druuns forever. However, throughout her epic adventure, she will understand that it takes more than just a dragon's magic to save the world, she will also need trust.