“Is for me??”
Kelly Marie Tran
The movie follows Raya (voiced by icon Kelly Marie Tran ) as she sets out on a quest to find the world’s last dragon in order to save civilization. Raya is also Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess, so this is a BIG deal!
The trailer already has lots of buzz in general, but there’s one detail I’m really excited about: the use of Arnis.
I’m really excited to see my Filipino culture represented in Raya and the Last Dragon, and a lot of other people are pumped too:
As a Filipina-American, I am heavily emotional over this trailer for Raya and The Last Dragon. I am so proud of this representation. Using Arnis, wearing the salakot, holding the Moro sword… the different colors on their people. I’m crying. I am so proud.
Just watched ‘Raya and the last Dragon’ trailer and… HOLY MOLY ARE THOSE ARNIS STICKS? LET’S GO DISNEY 🔥
raya using arnis is something that can be very personal https://t.co/ImU0yp88Ko
It’s SO cool to see Filipino cultural references in Raya and the Last Dragon, I love seeing something represented from my own culture with a brand I love like Disney. Also the diversity in the cast?? They LOOK like my own family, its beautiful SE asian representation so far.
I can’t wait to see Raya and the Last Dragon when it hits theaters in March 2021!
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