Joining the Raya and the Last Dragon team are Don Hall (Big Hero 6, Moana) and Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting) as directors, as well as playwright Qui Nguyen (Vietgone) who will join Adele Lim as co-writer.
Paul Briggs and John Ripa serve as co-directors. Dean Wellins, who was originally announced as a director alongside Briggs, is directing another project at Disney Animation. Peter Del Vecho (Frozen, Frozen 2) joins Osnat Shurer (Moana) as a producer.
“As filmmakers, Don and Carlos bring a combination of animation know-how and emotional storytelling to Raya and the Last Dragon, bringing our fantasy adventure to surprising, original, and dynamic heights,” said Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee. “They both saw the potential for this film and had a strong vision for the story, especially for our lead character, played by the wonderfully talented Kelly Marie Tran. And no small feat, directors Don and Carlos, writers Qui and Adele, and the entire crew of 400 Disney Animation artists are making this film together, while separated and working from home.”
Raya and the Last Dragon is set to debut on March 12, 2021.
Read more about the film here.