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St. Jude Children’s Hospital Teams Up With ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ for Virtual Event Series

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – This week, Disney Animation Studios will celebrate the release of its movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” by working with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to spread joy through a series of virtual events for St. Jude patient families and its generous supporters.

“Raya and the Last Dragon” is an epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra where Raya learns that it takes more than a dragon to save the world. It takes trust and teamwork – timeless themes reflected in the pioneering research and lifesaving treatment delivered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for kids with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ to Have Simultaneous Release on Disney+ and in Theaters

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“Raya and the Last Dragon” will be released simultaneously on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, and in theaters on March 5, 2021, the company announced on Thursday.

Like the live-action adaptation of “Mulan,” the upcoming film will be released on Prime Access with a separate fee of $30 to rent on top of the monthly subscription fee of $7.99 per month, according to Variety.

John Boyega Says Disney Sidelined People of Color in ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy

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John Boyega, the British-Nigerian actor who took on the role of Finn in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, spoke out about how Disney sidelined people of color in the latest installments, including Kelly Marie Tran.

In an interview with GQ, the 28-year-old actor discussed Disney’s way of handling some of its cast in the new “Star Wars” trilogy, which includes Boyega and other cast members of color, Naomi Ackie, Oscar Isaac and Tran.

Live-Action ‘Mulan’ to Be Released on Disney+ For an Additional Fee

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The live-action adaptation of “Mulan” is coming to Disney+ in September, but subscribers will have to pay extra to watch the movie.

In its earnings call on Tuesday, Disney announced “Mulan” is set for release on its streaming service on September 4, and subscribers who wish to watch the film will have to fork over $30 on top of their subscription fees, according to CNN.