This past week the first trailer and poster were revealed for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest original film, Raya and the Last Dragon. We got a good look at the titular character and her armadillo sidekick Tuk Tuk, not much was was revealed regarding the films other characters, until now.
Warning minor spoilers ahead!
Thanks to user papusile.mele on Instagram, we get our first look at Awkwafina’s character Sisu in her human form, before she becomes the dragon that has been seen briefly at D23 Expo and the recent trailer.
Here is a quick character description for Sisu:
“Wise yet quirky Sisu always sees the positive in life.”
ong ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.
From directors, Don Hall (Big Hero 6) and Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting), co-directors Paul Briggs (The Princess and the Frog) and John Ripa (Frozen), producers Osnat Shurer (Moana) and Peter Del Vecho (Frozen 2), and featuring the voices of Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Raya and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as the aforementioned last dragon Sisu.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon opens in U.S. theaters on March 12, 2021.