It also means that the film - just the second that Disney will be releasing through its Disney Plus Premier Access program, which will allow for subscribers to pay a premium to watch the film concurrently with its theatrical release - will be an important test for Disney, following a similar strategy for the live-action Mulan release previous year.
Disney released a new trailer for the film today, and the "From the Studio That Brought You Moana and Frozen" title cards probably gives you a good indication of what they're going for here: A kids' adventure story featuring a courageous heroine who goes on a journey of self-discovery to retrieve some all important MacGuffin to protect her home. The video also give us a preview of the characters that will help Raya in journey of uniting the world as well as a first-look at the enemy.
You can watch the latest Raya and the Last Dragon trailer in the player here below.
Speaking of which, it looks like this one will head to theaters on March 5 after several pandemic-related delays and will also drop on Disney Plus with some "premiere access" qualifiers - meaning subscribers will probably have to pay extra for it like they did with Mulan a year ago. 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 and her pet pill bug companion Tuk Tuk, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. But, as the trailer reveals, the mythical dragon, Sisu (voiced by Awkwafina) turns out to be, in her own words "that one kid [in a group project] who doesn't pitch in as much but still ends up with the same grade". But that child isn't as helpless as Raya thinks - and shortly manages to con and overpower her. Let us know in the comments section below. This affiliate advertising program also provides a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.