Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, 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 to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.
Tuk Tuk was created out of necessity, as the story required a mode of transportation for Raya. After brainstorming ideas for what could serve such a purpose in a fantasy environment, the filmmakers created a hybrid animal with the ability to curl into a ball and ride. The visual development artists later expanded on this idea to create a full-fledged character in Tuk Tuk. See more »
Raya goes in to the town of Fang knowing that it is full of pick pockets and thieves, then falls for a trap instead of doing the mission which is far more important. See more »
A message appears towards the end of the credits: "The making of this movie from over 400 individual homes was completely unprecedented, and relied entirely on the talent, ingenuity, and dedication of everyone at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The filmmakers would like to thank them for their tireless hard work, good humor, and most of all patience... with our inability to properly use the internet. (Dude, you're still on mute.)" See more »
Great animation, great visuals, good voice over for Raya, nice score, sure...
But what an abysmal lack of imagination in EVERYTHING. Same goes for the story telling and building: while watching this movie I saw Edge of tomorrow, Avatar (the anime), Indiana jones, looney tunes (baby), Spirited Away, Mulan...
Problem is, comparison only makes Raya and the Last Dragon look weaker and weaker as the references pop and you soon wish you would be watching any of those rather than this very dull tasting movie.
When the 'tributes' are all you remember at the end of a movie, it's not the sign of a new 'classic'. Or maybe that's now the definition of a Disney classic? Thank god Pixar is still making good original movies (Soul is great). Otherwise I wholeheartedly recommend Klaus from last year, to cheer you up after a disappointing viewing.
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