Alongside the finale for WandaVision, Disney+ has released its next Premier Access title, Raya and the Last Dragon. It is the first major picture of the year that will introduce the world to the world of Kumandra. Kelly Marie Tran takes on the role of the titular hero Raya, who must track down the last dragon, Sisu. They have been busy marketing the film’s release on the streaming service, which may also become an indicator for the longevity of this business model. Yet, we haven’t really gotten the usual look at behind-the-scenes, as the pandemic forced them to think outside of the box to get their hands on the recordings. Luckily, Disney has released a brand new featurette that answers a few of our questions about how they handled it in the pandemic.
The featurette reveals that quite a few of the actors have recorded their characters in their own homes. The extensive cast featuring Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, and so many had quite the challenge ahead of them. We get a brief sequence of them working at what seems to be a studio, which shows how flexible work in any industry had to be throughout the year. It is also adorable to see Tran share her love of Disney, and it must be quite a feeling to make a dream come true like this. Even in the chaos that has been going on sincelast year, it is always good to keep a smile and make the best of any situation.