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.
- Rating: PG (Some Violence|Action|Thematic Elements)
- Genre: fantasy, kids and family, adventure, animation
- Original Language: English
- Director: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada
- Producer: Osnat Shurer, Peter Del Vecho
- Writer: Qui Nguyen, Adele Lim
- Release Date (Theaters): Mar 5, 2021 wide
- Release Date (Streaming): Mar 5, 2021
- Box Office (Gross USA): $32.2M
- Runtime: 1h 48m
- Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios
- Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos
- Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)
Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Jona Xiao, Sandra Oh, Thalia Tran, Lucille Soong
How and when to watch
In the days before the coronavirus pandemic, families probably would’ve flocked to movie theaters to see this film. But like the land of Kumandra, our world has changed. Though the movie will be released in some theaters, it’s also streaming on Disney Plus — but even subscribers will have to pay an extra price for the first month of availability.
Disney Plus is now streaming Raya and the Last Dragon. Disney Plus subscribers must pay an additional $29.99 for Premier Access to watch the film. If you pay up, you can watch the movie on disneyplus.com and in the Disney Plus app on select platforms, including Apple, Google, Amazon and Roku. You can then watch the film as many times as you like.
If you don’t want to fork over the extra $30 but do have Disney Plus, you need to wait till June 4, when the movie will run for free on Disney Plus.
There’s also a short, Us Again, that’s scheduled to be released with Raya and the Last Dragon in theaters but apparently won’t come to Disney Plus until June 4. It’s a dialogue-free musical short that tells the story of an elderly man named Art and his young-at-heart wife, Dot, who rekindle their zest for life through dance.
Where is Raya And The Last Dragon Streaming
If you are planning on joining Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) and her epic journey through the heart of Kumandra to find Sisu (Awkwafina), the last of a mystical species of dragon, in the latest Disney adventure, there are a couple of things you will need to know before doing so.
First, you will need a Disney+ subscription in order to watch Raya and the Last Dragon streaming. After logging into your account (or singing up for one), you will then need to sign up for the Premier Access addition to your Disney+ account. You can do that early or whenever you choose to enjoy the movie.
It should be noted that the Premier Access add-on will cost you $29.99 on top of your monthly (or annual) Disney+ subscription. Just like with the September 2020 release of the live-action remake of Mulan, those who use Premier Access to watch Raya and the Last Dragon will be able to watch as much as they want for as long as they have a Disney+ account.
If you don’t wish to shell out $29.99 to get access to Raya and the Last Dragon through your Disney+ account, the film will become available to all subscribers on June 4.
Will Raya And The Last Dragon Be Available To Buy On DVD?
Even though you will be able to watch Raya and the Last Dragon streaming, starting Friday, March 5, the movie won’t be available for physical home release, at least not at this time. An exact release date has yet to be announced for the latest Disney movie, but if we consider the physical release of Mulan, which came out on DVD and Blu-ray in November 2020 (two months after release), we could see the same thing happen with Raya and the Last Dragon.
It should be noted that unlike Mulan, Raya and the Last Dragon is also being released in theaters, meaning that its success at the box office could push back the home release.