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A New Heroine

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Raya and the Last Dragon is a new animated Disney movie. It’s an epic adventure set in the fantasy world of Kumandra. The story follows Raya, a warrior princess. She’s on a quest to find a dragon who can save her land and unite its people.

The movie is inspired by the cultures and people of Southeast Asia. Kelly Marie Tran plays Raya. “She is a fighter,” Tran told TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers. Tran believes representation is important in movies. “I think it is really important to see yourself in a character and see yourself in stories,” she says.

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