Upcoming Disney Movie Featuring Diverse Southeast Asia Culture
Attention for all Disney fans gets ready for a new Disney movie concept released in 2021. Raya and the Last Dragon will bring a whole new concept since they featured several Southeast Asian culture. Let's jump dig in to know what exiting part in this movie.
The youth guerrilla from Lumandra, the newly imagined Earth determined to watch the dragon jewel and set out on a journey to find the last dragon, will be accompanied by the 'Kingdom and the Last Dragon' escalate in the theatre on March 12, 2021. Anything to get the peace of its fractured citizens. Promised to be different from typical Disney movies, Raya's plot, appearance, and a voice came from diverse southeast Asia parts. Therefore, Raya has some neat hitches in several countries in Southeast Asia. Things will discuss below, from what we already know, and new facts from several studies.
First of all, the name Raya is considered having had many favored colonial interpretations in Asian history. In Thailand, some people say it means 'ruler of the country' or King / Queen, while others say 'Frill or Swag' vaguely. And then, Indonesia and Malaysia mean 'grand' and, like the national anthem in Indonesia, it's Indonesia Raya, which means 'Indonesian assemblage.' For his armadillo friend Tuk Tuk, he's probably named after the Thai hybrid motorbike because he's quite powerful for Raya.
Raya's preference for knives is a keris, a special asymmetrical keris from Java, Indonesia. The blade pattern is made by replacing iron and nickel laminates. Keris is very viable, especially in narrow spaces for war, either in the building or in the forest that makes long arms very complicated. Over the years, Keris has become an object of respect and consider having magical powers. Raya uses Filipina traditional martial art weapon named Arnis and Kali or Eskrima in the trailer's footage.
Remember the warrior outfit Kora wears in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series, which looks similar to the Raya outfit, which may symbolize the same things called the unique spectrum of Asian descent in the four tribes. This movie shows the conical hat commonly referred to as the Asian rice hat from East, South, and Southeast Asia. In the Raya fighting scene with a masked swordsman, the character looks similar to Thai mythology about the blue spirit of a warrior's mask.
There also another symbolism about tribes, people, and dragon mythology around Southeast Asia. First, there is a monster called Sang Kelembai in Malaysia. Kelambai is a giant monster that can curse animals and humans into a stone. Second, the Filipino folklore about the Bakunawa dragon can cause eclipses, earthquakes, rain, and wind. Another dragon mythology from Malaysia and Indonesia people call it Naga. Overall, this dragon mythology is essentially influence by Hindu and Buddhist countries, like the ancient kingdoms of Majapahit, Srivijaya, Ayutthaya, and Khmer.
It seems like you need to include Raya and The Last Dragon in your list of must-see Disney movie in 2021.