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Underappreciated Disney Princess “Finally” Joins Magic Kingdom Event

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There are some Disney princesses who always tend to, shall we say, steal the limelight (in a “courage and kindness” kind of way, of course) — but one of the less-appreciated Disney heroines has finally joined the ranks of a prestigious Magic Kingdom cavalcade and made her big entrance into Walt Disney World Resort! Raya, the Southeast Asian dragon-seeker herself, ...

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Disney Offers Special Perks For Guests on Disney+ Day

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Disney+ Day is coming back this year, after serving as a fun Disney holiday in the fall of 2021 last year (and after Disney placed its focus on the Disney+ streaming service due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic). This year, just like last year, Disney+ Day will be a Disney holiday that includes lots of fun perks for Disney Guests ...

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Raya Is Becoming an Official Disney Princess

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Fans of Kumandra, rejoice! Raya, the heroine from the 2021 Walt Disney Animation Studios animated movie Raya and the Last Dragon, is officially becoming a Disney princess and joining the official Disney princess lineup this year. Raya will be standing among classic Disney princesses like Cinderella, and more modern Disney heroines like Merida, as the Southeast Asian heroine becomes another ...

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Disney Announces Special Princess Event

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Disney princesses are an iconic staple when it comes to the Walt Disney Company. They are present in plenty of Disney films, Disney musicals, and Disney Parks. However, with the constant introduction of new Disney or Pixar (or Marvel) characters to Disney culture, Disney princesses can sometimes seem to be taken for granted. Now, Disney princesses’ big chance to be ...

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Female Disney Animators Discuss Workplace Culture

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The Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon has received multiple awards for its animation, voice acting, and overall quality. To Disney fans, an animated movie might seem easier than a live-action film; however, writers, technologists, and artists at Disney Animation put in a lot of work, especially because a lot of Raya and the Last Dragon was made from home ...

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“Awkwafina‚Äôs Very Expressive”: How the Actress Inspired Sisu in ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

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Disney animators are known for taking inspiration from the actors who voice the characters being animated (with one notable example being the distinct mannerisms that were copied from actress Eartha Kitt and used for her Emperor’s New Groove¬†character Yzma), and that pattern apparently continued behind the scenes on the animated Disney movie¬†Raya and the Last Dragon from 2021! Awkwafina, the ...

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Disney and Marvel Movies Head to the Oscars

As awards season has continued, the Disney movies or Pixar movies that have been taking the lead are the 2021 movies Encanto, Cruella, Luca, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings. Now that the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards were just announced, we know that Encanto, Cruella, and Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings are all in the running ...

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Awkwafina Responds to “Blaccent” Accusations after NAACP Nomination

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Cancel culture has come into play once again as Awkwafina, an Asian American actress who has become a staple for Disney and Marvel in recent years (after starring in hits like the 2018 movies Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s Eight), faces a new wave of criticism for her “blaccent” after being nominated for an NAACP Image Award. The NAACP Awards ...

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Disney and Marvel Movies Receive ADG Award Nominations For Production Design

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Most Disney fans have already seen Encanto since it premiered in November in theaters and premiered on Disney+ on Christmas Eve, and many Disney fans will also know that the movie has been breaking records and receiving awards as the awards show season continues! Encanto has already won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, been nominated for nine Annie ...

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Receives More Award Nominations

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While the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie Encanto has been stealing the show lately with multiple Annie Award nominations, a soundtrack that’s beaten¬†Frozen‘s record, and the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature under its belt, it seems easy to forget about the 2021 animated movie Raya and the Last Dragon on Disney+. However, Raya, Sisu, and their friends refuse to ...

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