Raya and the Last Dragon arrives on Disney Plus 5 March

It will be available as a Premier Access title for $34.99.
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Disney has revealed when Australian Disney Plus subscribers will be able to stream Raya and the Last Dragon as part of its paid Premier Access program. From Thursday, 5 March 2021, Raya and the Last Dragon will be available in Premier Access for a $34.99 fee (plus the updated $11.99 subscription fee if you’re not already a subscriber).

What is Raya and the Last Dragon?

Raya and the Last Dragon is the latest animated flick from Disney, following this year’s Pixar hit Soul. It’s a fantasy adventure set in the world of Kumandra, a magical land where dragons and humans once lived together and everything was super chill. That was until the dragons sacrificed themselves to an ancient evil force in order to save their human allies. Now, 500 years later, evil has returned to Kumandra, and it’s up to a lone wolf known as Raya to track down and recruit the last living dragon.

The news of Raya and the Last Dragon’s Premier Access release comes hot off the heels of the movie’s latest trailer release during this year’s Super Bowl (which featured a ton of other new movie trailers).

It sounds like a great family romp and features an epic voice cast, which includes Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars), Awkwafina (The Farewell), Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), just to name a few.

What is Disney Plus Premier Access?

Disney Plus Premier Access

Disney Plus Premier Access is an early-release program for select Disney movies that would otherwise be shown in cinemas. Disney charges an additional $34.99 for a “long-term” purchase of the title. You also need to be subscribed to Disney Plus ($11.99 per month from 23/2/2020) to access the title, bringing the total cost of a Premier Access title to $46.98.

Premier Access titles will eventually be included in the standard Disney Plus subscription, but the timing changes between titles. In the case of Mulan (2020), Premier Access was available from 4 September 2020, while every Disney Plus subscriber gained access from Friday, the 4th of December 2020.

Whether it’s worth waiting or not all depends on how desperate you are to watch the latest Disney movies (we’ve got some recommendations on what you can watch in the meantime).