My family and I loved Raya and The Last Dragon. This Disney movie is a must-see for the whole family.
Elyssa, Eliana, Elydia and I watched it at home (it’s available on Disney+ with Premier Access – and it’s worth every penny!).
Elisha went to the movie theater (physically distancing and wearing a mask) with our family (best) friend, Trent.
There are definitely a lot of positive lessons we can learn and discuss from watching Raya and The Last Dragon as a family.
And don’t be misled because it was completely produced and animated remotely, because wow…
The animation alone makes Raya and The Last Dragon a masterpiece.
There’s plenty of action and heart in this Disney movie … and lots of girl power!
About Raya and The Last Dragon
Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony.
But when a sinister force divide the people and threaten to eliminate human race, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity.
Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon in order to finally bring the divided people and stop the evil for good.
However, along Raya’s journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust!
From directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, co-directors Paul Briggs and John Ripa, producers Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho, and featuring the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as Sisu.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” will debut simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theatres on March 5, 2021.
Raya and The Last Dragon Cast
“Raya and the Last Dragon” features the voices of:
Kelly Marie Tran as Raya, a warrior whose wit is as sharp as her blade.
Awkwafina as the magical, mythical, self-deprecating dragon named Sisu who defines herself as “Strong, good looking with impeccable hair.”
Gemma chan as power girl Namaari.
Benedict Wong as the formidable giant Tong.
Daniel Dae Kim as the wise Chief Benja.
Isaac Wong as street-savvy 10-year-old entrepreneur Boun.
Thalia Tran as thieving toddler Noi (and her band of Ongis).
And many other amazing actors, including Alan Tudyk – of course!
Raya and The Last Dragon Movie Quotes
Besides being an action-packed family friendly movie, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is filled with touching and inspiring positive quotes.
I tried to avoid spoilers, while giving you the best quotes from Raya and The Last Dragon, the ones that make you laugh, inspire trust, and teach wisdom!
“Don’t mistake spirit for skill young one.” ~ Chief Benja
“How did this world get so broken?” ~ Raya
“Have you ever done a group project but there’s like that one kid who didn’t pitch in as much but still ended up with the same grade?” ~ Sisu (I think we’ve all been there! )
“If we don’t stop and learn to trust one another again, it’s only a matter of time before we tear each other apart.” ~ Chief Benja
“It may feel impossible but sometimes you just have to take the first step, even before you’re ready.” ~ Sisu (What a great mantra!)
“People, being people, they all fought to possess the last remnant of dragon magic.” ~ Raya (It’s a metaphor for sad realities)
“No, I can’t just make another one.” ~ Sisu (Some things are irreplaceble!)
“Someone has to take the first step.” ~ Chief Benja (And yet, we always think it’s someone ‘else’).
“You just want a better world. Like we all do. I trust you.” ~ Sisu (See the compassion exercise).
“Only a monster would choose to wear this outfit on the regular.” ~ Raya (This made me chuckle!)
“Being people is hard.” ~ Sisu (Can Sisu get an Amen?)
“We were once unified harmoniously as one.” Chief Benja (Grieving the relationship you once enjoyed with others is always hard!)
“A gift says you can trust me, can I trust you?” ~ Sisu
“In a different world, maybe we could have been friends.” ~ Namaari (But the real truth is that we can all be friends in *this world* if we are willing).
“I’m going to be real with you, I’m not like the Best dragon in the world.” ~ Sisu (When we are real, we realize that we are not the ‘Best’ anything, and we all fall short in some ways and make mistakes- even with the best intentions- but we can’t let that define us!)
“Don’t worry, I’m going to open up with a joke.” ~ Chief Benja (Laughter heals!)
“We have a choice. We can tear each other apart or we can come together and build a better world. It’s not too late.” ~ Chief Benja (I choose peace!)
“Wow… you really got some trust issues.” ~ Sisu (Don’t we all?)
“Actually I think it was the lying that made you look like a liar.” ~ Sisu (Honesty is the best policy – although it doesn’t mean you have to tell everyone everything, especially when some people are committed to misunderstand you!)
“Note to self. Don’t die.” ~ Raya (I need this note often… Some days are hard to survive).
“A plague born from human discord. They’ve always been here, waiting for a moment of weakness to attack… They’re like a relentless fire that consumes everything in its wake until there is nothing left except ash and stone.” ~ Sisu (The full quote is spoliery, but it’s just such a good quote even without the middle part!)
“We’re a world of orphans because people couldn’t stop fighting.” ~ Raya (Ain’t that the truth!)
“I no longer need a night light.” ~ Sisu (Sisu teaching us to celebrate the small wins!)
“There’s still light in this, there’s still hope.” ~ Chief Benja (I need to make this into a big sign – for those dark, seemingly hopeless days, you know what I mean?)
“Deep down I got a feeling she wants to fix the world as much as we do.” ~ Sisu (Most people do mean well )
“There’s still hope. Raya, don’t give up on them.” – Chief Benja
“I was so focused on saving the world, I forgot to have breakfast today.” ~ Sisu (EVERY MOM!)
“They assume it does. Just like we assume things about them.” – Chief Benja (Assuming = no good!)
“If you lost a puppy and I said, “Well we still have a big chunk of it,” would that make you feel better?” ~ Sisu
“Remind me to never have kids.” ~ Raya (Decisions made out of anger and fear are never good ones. I should know!)
“Wait til you see my backstroke. I’m wicked when I hit that liquid. I got water skills that kill. I slaughter when I hit the water. I’m like really good at swimming through rhyme.” ~ Sisu (This was just EPIC!)
“What can I say? Bling is my thing.” ~ Raya
“I don’t know why they chose me. It could have been any of us. All I know is I trusted them, and they trusted me. when they put their faith in me it empowered me more than you can imagine.” ~ Sisu
“If you see any hungry faces, send them my way.” ~ Boun (True Southeast Asian representation here!)
“Every dragon has a unique magic” ~ Sisu (Every human does too!)
“We’re going to share a meal with them.” ~ Chief Benja (What a way to resolve issues!)
“You lie to get what you want.” ~ Sisu (It doesn’t REALLY work, though…)
“It’s safer for you to stay here on the boat.” ~ Raya (Is it?)
“Your daughter did you proud.” ~ Sisu
“She doesn’t see us. Raya is blinded by her own rage.” ~ Tong (Oof I’ve been there!)
“She’s more capable than you realize.” ~ Namaari (We all are!)
“Wow. So many questions!” ~ Sisu
“I am done trying.” ~ Raya (Mood!)
“If you want to get someone’s trust you have to give a little trust first.” ~ Sisu (Easier said than done).
“Of course you love mango. Only a tongue-less cretin wouldn’t.” ~ Tong (LOL)
“In hindsight maybe I was a little hasty.” ~ Sisu (Relatable!)
And the best dialogue line in this Disney movie:
Raya: Yeah, well, the world’s broken. You can’t trust anyone.
Sisu: Or maybe it’s broken, because you don’t trust anyone.
“It’s about trust!”
These Raya and The Last Dragon quotes are tools to teach kids about trust. When you’ve been in unhealthy relationship dynamics, it feels hard to trust others and even harder to trust yourself, but we can all learn!
Choose your favorite Raya and The Last Dragon movie quote and share it below! What did it teach you?
© Elayna Fernández ~ The Positive MOM
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