Per today’s Disney Investor Day event, it has been announced that the upcoming animated Raya and the Last Dragon film will be receiving a day one release in theaters and Disney Plus, through the Premier Access feature.
Raya and the Last Dragon is an upcoming animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, co-directed by Paul Briggs and John Ripa, produced by Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho, written by Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim, and music score composed by James Newton Howard. The film features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as the titular Raya and Awkwafina as Sisu, the last dragon.
Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra in ancient Asia, humans, and dragons lived together in harmony. 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, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust as well.
Raya and the Last Dragon was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on November 25, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film’s release was delayed to March 12, 2021. On December 10, 2020, as part of Disney’s Investor Day presentation, it was announced that the film will be simultaneously released in theatres and on Disney+, the latter with Premier Access, on the same day.