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EntertainmentAwkwafina to Star in Disney's Animated 'Raya and the Last Dragon' From 'Crazy Rich Asians' Co-Writer

07:05  25 august  2019
07:05  25 august  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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Disney Animation chief creative officer Jennifer Lee made the announcement at Disney ’ s biennial fan expo D23 on Saturday. Produced by Moana veteran Osnat Shurer and written by Crazy Rich Asians scribe Adele Lim, Raya and the Last Dragon is directed by Frozen and Big Hero 6 head of story Paul

Disney ’ s latest animated film, Raya and the Last Dragon , will premiere in November 2020. Cassie Steele and Awkwafina star . At Saturday’s Walt Disney Studios panel at the D23 Expo, reps from Disney Animation announced that the company ’s next animated film will be Raya and the Last

Disney treated fans at D23 Expo Saturday to their first look at "Raya and the Last Dragon," a new animated film starring Awkwafina and written by Adele Lim, co-writer of "Crazy Rich Asians."

Awkwafina to Star in Disney's Animated 'Raya and the Last Dragon' From 'Crazy Rich Asians' Co-Writer© TheWrap

Onstage at the expo in Anaheim, California, Awkwafuna, co-star Cassie Steele ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"), producer Osnat Shurer and Lim, explained that the film is inspired by Hong Kong action films with a setting inspired by Southeast Asia.

Set in Kumandra, a fantasy world with five lands and a sea shaped like a dragon, the film follows Raya (Steele), a lone warrior on a quest to find the last dragon, whom she believes can save Kumandra from a so-far unrevealed evil force. Awkwafina, meanwhile, plays Sisu, the last dragon, who has become trapped in a human body and needs Raya's help to find the power to return to her dragon form.

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Alec Bojalad Aug 24, 2019. Disney Animation ' s Raya and the Last Dragon will star Cassie Steele and Awkwafina and arrive in November 2020. Disney announced during their D23 Expo in Anaheim, California that they are producing an animated film called Raya and the Last Dragon .

Disney ' s newly announced animated feature ' Raya and the Last Dragon ' is set to arrive on Thanksgiving Just Announced: Disney ’ s Raya and the Last Dragon , starring @cassandrasteele ( Raya ) Check out the new logo for Raya and the Last Dragon , coming to theaters November 2020.

The film is still in development, so there wasn't much to bring to Anaheim, but Disney did show off some concept art, which it later shared on Twitter. Check it out below:

Directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins, "Raya and the Last Dragon" is set for release in November 2020.

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