“Crafting Raya,” the first behind-the-scenes look at the making of Disney’s epic fantasy-adventure “Raya and the Last Dragon” was just released. The special trailer includes comments from Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina and the filmmakers to find out what inspired the story, characters and martial arts in the film.
Fun fact: the film was crafted with all the artists, talent and filmmakers working from home.
Animating a feature film with the entire crew of artist and producers working from home presents certain challenges. However, the medium of animation is has proven well suited to remote work as Pixar’s “Soul” showed.
Watch the special “Crafting Raya” trailer here:
About the film:
“Raya and the Last Dragon” takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where Raya, a lone warrior, must track down the legendary last dragon to stop an evil force that has returned after 500 years to once again threaten her homeworld.
The film features an outstanding voice cast, including Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Jona Xiao, Sandra Oh, Thalia Tran, Lucille Soong, Alan Tudyk, Gordon Ip, Dichen Lachman, Patti Harrison, Jon “Dumbfoundead” Park, Sung Kang, Sierra Katow, Ross Butler, François Chau and Paul Yen. Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada are directing, with Paul Briggs and John Ripa co-directing. Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho are the producers, and Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim wrote the screenplay.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon’’ will be available on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets, at the same time as it is released in select theaters on March 5, 2021.