The brand new administrators are an odd couple pairing. Corridor was one of many administrators of Huge Hero 6 and Winnie the Pooh, and in addition served as a co-director on Moana, whereas López Estrada is a live-action director (Blindspotting) who was employed by Disney Animation final yr.
Right here is the assertion that Jennifer Lee, chief inventive officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, supplied to Leisure Weekly on the brand new administrators:
As filmmakers, Don and Carlos deliver a mixture of animation know-how and emotional storytelling to Raya and the Final Dragon, bringing our fantasy journey to shocking, unique, and dynamic heights. They each noticed the potential for this movie and had a powerful imaginative and prescient for the story, particularly for our lead character, performed by the splendidly gifted Kelly Marie Tran. And no small feat, administrators Don and Carlos, writers Qui and Adele, and your complete crew of 400 Disney Animation artists are making this movie collectively, whereas separated and dealing from house.
The brand new particulars within the EW article counsel that the manufacturing of Raya, a Southeast Asia-inspired fantasy movie, has not been easy. Among the many greatest adjustments within the movie, the brand new administrators Corridor and López Estrada changed Cassie Steele, the initially introduced voice of Raya, with Kelly Marie Tran.
The movie has additionally added a brand new producer, Peter Del Vecho, who’s working with unique producer Osnat Shurer.
Qui Nguyen joins beforehand introduced Adele Lim (Loopy Wealthy Asians) as one of many Raya’s writers.