Disney fans, did you catch “Raya and the Last Dragon” when it premiered on Disney Plus earlier this year? If not, here is your chance to own this family-friendly movie because it arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 18th!
Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, 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” is packed with action, humor and heart! When I watched this film with my family, I couldn’t help but marvel at the colorful characters and the detailed scenery for each of the five kingdoms that Raya explores. Each land is named after a part of the dragon – Heart, Tail, Talon, Fang, and Spine – and all connected by the Dragon River.
As an Asian American mother of a teen daughter, I love the movie’s theme of female empowerment, friendship and family.
The film features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran (Sorry For Your Loss, Star Wars Franchise) as Raya, Awkwafina (Ocean’s Eight, Crazy Rich Asians) as Sisu, Daniel Dae Kim (The Good Doctor, Lost) as Benja, Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel, Crazy Rich Asians) as Namaari and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey’s Anatomy) as Virana.
The digital and physical releases of “Raya and the Last Dragon” will include never-before-seen bonus footage and deleted scenes.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon Bonus Features*
- An Introduction to Us Again – Director Zach Parrish takes you behind the scenes of the Walt Disney Animation Studios short.
- Us Again – An elderly man and his young-at-heart wife rekindle their passion for life on one magical night.
- Taste of Raya – Dine along with Kelly Marie Tran and the film’s creative team–virtually–over a Southeast Asian menu inspired by the countries that influenced the film as they discuss their experiences creating the world of Kumandra.
- Raya: Bringing it Home – When the global pandemic of 2020 hit, production of Raya and the Last Dragon moved to the houses of over 450 people. We open a window into their lives and learn how they overcame massive obstacles to make an animated feature from home.
- Martial Artists – You’ll get a kick out of learning about the martial art forms and weapons used in the film as co-screenwriter Qui Nguyen and visual anthropologist Dr. S. Steve Arounsack share the inspiration behind the film’s action-packed elements.
- We are Kumandra – Meet members of the Southeast Asia Story Trust and discover the cultural influences that inspired the film…and how important this representation in a Disney animated film is to the people of the region.
- Outtakes – Step into the homes and behind the mics of the cast of Raya and the Last Dragon as they experience voice-over sessions in closets and shaky internet connections, which made recording this film unlike any other.
- Fun Facts & Easter Eggs – Take a look at some of the hidden surprises and behind-the-scenes secrets of Raya and the Last Dragon.
- The Story Behind the Storyboard with John Ripa – Co-Director John Ripa invites you to get an inside look at his thought process as he pitches a storyboard sequence from the film and talks about his amazing career with Disney Animation.
- Deleted Scenes
- Introduction – Head of Story Fawn Veerasunthorn introduces deleted scenes from Raya and the Last Dragon.
- The Bridge – Raya confronts an early version of the Druun in this deleted storyboard sequence.
- Escaping Namaari – See an early version sequence of an introduction to Namaari as an adult.
Dragon Blade – Discover an early version of Raya’s sword, when it used to have magical powers.
- Meet Boun – Meet an early version of Boun before he was a chef and shrimp boat captain.
- The Heart of the Dragon – Co-Director John Ripa introduces a deleted scene which brought the theme of hope into the film.
*bonus features may vary by product and retailer
To celebrate the release of “Raya and the Last Dragon” on Blu-ray, I’ve partnered with Disney on a fun giveaway!
How would you like to win a digital code to watch “Raya and the Last Dragon” in the comfort of your own home? Two (2) Real Mom of SFV readers will each win a digital code that can be redeemed at MoviesAnywhere.com or on the Movies Anywhere app. Please enter below for a chance to win.
**Two (2) winners will be chosen on May 24th, 2021.**
Rules: United States Residents ONLY. One prize per household. Two winners will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. Each winner must respond within 48 hours to claim the prize or a new winner will be chosen via RaffleCopter. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s not all! You can also download Disney’s FREE Activity Packet filled with games and coloring sheets for your little ones. Click the link here to view and print out the PDF!
So tell me, if you win this movie, who will you watch it with?
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