‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ filmmakers discuss casting Kelly Marie Tran and making a film inspired by Southeast Asia. https://t.co/zDDDfNIFzI— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 27, 2020
Disney has cast Kelly Marie Tran as the lead voice role of Raya in their upcoming animated movie ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’, opposite Awkwafina voicing Sisu the dragon.
Cassie Steele was previously announced to voice Raya, we don't know what happened there.
EW also revealed a first look image from Raya, which happens to be the first fully rendered CG image of the movie. Featured in the picture are Raya and her trusty steed Tuk Tuk, a creature Hall describes as a fuzzy bear meets “an insect version of an armadillo.” As an evil force threatens the fictional kingdom of Kumandra, the two must leave their Heart Lands home and track down the last dragon to help stop the villainous Druun.
Not only will Raya be Disney Animation Studios’ first movie inspired by Southeast Asia, but Tran is the first Southeast Asian actress to lead a film from the company.