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We Have Bummer News if You Were Hoping ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Is a Musical

At present, Disney dropped a trailer for the brand new animated movie, Raya and the Final Dragon, a narrative a couple of warrior who lives in Kumandra, a world by which individuals and dragons used to co-exist. However it’s been 500 years because the dragons sacrificed their lives to save lots of people from a horrible evil. Now, that very same evil is again, and the decided Raya is on a journey to search out the rumored final dragon to assist her defeat Kumandra’s horrible risk. It is like a mashup of Star Wars, Legend of Korra, and Sport of Thrones and we like to see it.

Is Raya and the Final Dragon a musical?

Though Raya and the Final Dragon is being created by the identical studio that introduced us Moana, and Moana was a musical, it would not seem that Raya can have any authentic singing. The Disinsider confirmed this info again in July, stating, “The movie which is claimed to not be a musical shall be Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first authentic animated movie since 2016’s Moana.” The EIC of The Disinsider, Skyler Shuler, tweeted “Simply realized, RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON will NOT be a musical” again in February 2020.

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Some Disney followers are fairly bummed out. “simply came upon that apparently raya and the final dragon is not going to be a musical… no one discuss to me i’ll cry in a nook,” one individual tweeted again in March.

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Regardless, the response to Raya’s first trailer appears to be overwhelmingly constructive. Not solely does the story look wonderful, however its illustration is applaud-worthy as effectively. Raya (who’s voiced by Star Wars alum Kelly Marie Tran) is Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess, and persons are tremendous enthusiastic about her utilizing Arnis (that are historic Filipino weapons which have a variety of historical past behind them) within the trailer. Different Southeast Asian cultural references haven’t gone unnoticed. 

“As a Filipina-American, I’m closely emotional over this trailer for Raya and The Final Dragon. I’m so happy with this illustration. Utilizing Arnis, sporting the salakot, holding the Moro sword… the completely different colours on their individuals. I’m crying.  I’m so proud,” somebody tweeted at the moment.

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“It is SO cool to see Filipino cultural references in Raya and the Final Dragon, I like seeing one thing represented from my very own tradition with a model I like like Disney. Additionally the range within the solid?? They LOOK like my family, its stunning SE asian illustration thus far,” one other individual tweeted.

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Though Raya is not based mostly on one specific tradition (the story, its characters, and setting are impressed by Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia), it is so thrilling to see many underrepresented cultures so closely integrated in a Disney movie. 

For now, Raya and the Final Dragon is ready to be launched in theaters March 12, 2021, however that is topic to alter, relying on COVID-19 security protocols. In truth, Raya was really scheduled to return out in November, however the date was pushed again in hopes of film theaters opening again up once more throughout the U.S. *Hopefully* we’ll all get to expertise it on the large display. Whereas we’re glad to have Mulan, it was a serious disappointment to see motion pictures like Tenet and Marvel Lady get rescheduled whereas the Chinese language cast-driven Mulan went straight to Disney+.

Raya, we’re prepared for you!

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Derek is the great gaming geek for longer than he cares to admit and love everything about the gaming world. He is connected with tech work from the last five years and always loves to learn and writer new about the current technology. You can mail him @ derek@rexweyler.com.

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