• [NEWS] "Raya and the Last Dragon" trailer (Disney animation)

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    "the first Southeast Asian to lead a Disney animated film"
    Good grief, this continual pushing of Politically Correct garbage is
    getting so incredibly stupid and tedious ... what next, "the first
    black gay woman who sleeps in bedroom 3 at number 157F Whatever Avenue,
    New York to direct a movie"???

    Who give a flying dog poo what race, gender, sexual preference, colour,
    or religion they are. We simply want to watch a good movie or TV show
    made by talented people (rather than usual-today reboot crap made by talentless hacks)!!! :-(

    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Raya and the Last Dragon trailer teases journey to unite the world
    Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the first full trailer
    for Raya and the Last Dragon, their highly-anticipated animated
    fantasy film, featuring the voices of Kelly Marie Tran and
    Awkwafina. 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. Check out the new trailer in the player

    Trailer: (2mins 28secs)

    Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons
    lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the
    land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now,
    500 years later, that same evil has returned and it's up to a
    lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to
    restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along
    her journey, she'll learn that it'll take more than a dragon to
    save the world-it's going to take trust and teamwork as well.

    Raya and the Last Dragon will be led by Kelly Marie Tran
    (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), who will be the first Southeast Asian
    to lead a Disney animated film. The titular role was originally
    set to be voiced by Cassie Steele (Rick and Morty), but the
    filmmakers and studio have chosen to adjust their vision and
    bring Tran in as the lead star, joining the previously cast
    Awkwafina (The Farewell), who is starring as a dragon in human
    form named Sisu.

    In addition to Tran and Awkwafina, the cast for the film
    includes Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel) as Raya's nemesis, Namaari;
    Daniel Dae Kim (Hellboy) as Raya's visionary father, Benja;
    Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Namaari's powerful mother, Virana;
    Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) as Tong, a formidable giant;
    Izaac Wang as Boun, a 10-year-old entrepreneur; Thalia Tran as
    the mischievous toddler Little Noi; Alan Tudyk (Harley Quinn) as
    Tuk Tuk, Raya's best friend and trusty steed; Lucille Soong
    (Fresh Off the Boat) as Dang Hu, the leader of the land of Talon;
    Patti Harrison (Shrill) as the chief of the Tail land; and Ross
    Butler (To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You) as chief of the
    Spine land.

    Raya and the Last Dragon is co-directed by Don Hall (Big Hero 6),
    Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting), Paul Briggs (Zootopia) and
    John Ripa from a script written by Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians)
    and Qui Nguyen.

    The film will arrive in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier
    Access on March 5.


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