This news is an absolute WIN! Disney has officially announced that Kelly Marie Tran will be voicing the main character, Raya, in Disney’s next animated film, “Raya and The Last Dragon”. Originally, the role was set for Cassie Steele but with reason still unknown, Tran has taken over the role. While this is a historic moment for Disney, it’s also very exciting news to see representation on the big screen. Not only is Raya the first Southeast Asian princess, Kelly Marie Tran will be the first actress of Southeast Asian descent to lead a Disney animated film. Known for her portrayal as Rose in the Star Wars films, we hope that her role as Raya will influence and inspire a whole new generation as well. The film is set for release on March 12, 2021 and we can’t wait!