Raya and the Last Dragon is an exciting addition to the Disney library, that received largely positive reviews due to its good mixture of Disney princess tropes with original elements and its interesting concept, with influences from traditional Southeast Asian cultures.
Unfortunately, many fans haven't been able to watch the 2021 film due to its additional cost. So, when is Raya and the Last Dragon going to be free on Disney Plus?
When Will Raya and the Last Dragon Be FREE on Disney Plus?
Raya and the Last Dragon took their time before becoming free on Disney Plus. For the first three months since its release to the streaming platform, subscribers had to pay an additional $29.99 to watch the film.
Such a choice might be expected, since the ongoing pandemic has significantly reduced cinema attendance, and the cost is not so great if split between friends, but it's still a significant amount for those who already pay to access all that Disney Plus offers. Therefore, it would be understandable if some aspiring viewers postponed Raya and the Last Dragon until it became free and then forgot all about it.
If you had been looking forward to watching the movie, you can rejoice: since June 4 2021 the film has been available to Disney Plus subscribers with no extra charge. Time to rethink that movie night!
Raya and the Last Dragon: What Is It About?
Raya and the Last Dragon unfolds in the fictional Kumandra. The titular character is a young warrior who sets out to find the last dragon. Interestingly, Raya follows Moana and Merida in being an original Disney character; her story isn't based on any known fairy tale or legend as was the case with the earlier generation of Disney princesses.
Disney is associated with several tropes, but Raya's status as an original character means you can't predict the exact direction her story is going to take, which feels quite exciting!
Where Else Can I Watch Raya and the Last Dragon?
Not a Disney Plus subscriber? Alternatively, you can watch Raya and the Last Dragon on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, or Apple TV?