Kumandra was once a unified, peaceful kingdom,
where humans lived harmoniously alongside dragons— magical creatures who brought water, rain and peace.
But then the Druun came— a mindless plague spreading like wildfire, multiplying as they consumed life and turned everyone they touched into stone.
As the dragons fought for Kumandra’s survival, the mighty Sisu concentrated all of her magic into the Dragon Gem, blasting the Druun away.
Everyone that was turned into stone came back… except the dragons.
Borders were drawn, and Kumandra was divided into five lands: Heart, Tail, Talon, Spine and Fang, all connected by the vital Dragon River.
Explore the distinct lands of Kumandra and meet the characters who call each land home.
Through visual development art and peeks behind-the-scenes, learn how the artists and storytellers at Walt Disney Animation Studios created the world of Raya and the Last Dragon.
Prosperous and filled with magic, the Heart Landssurround a distinctive rock formation that protects the legendary Dragon Gem. Located on a natural island, the people of Heart revere the water which has flowed through the very fabric of their culture since the age of the dragons.
Raya is a proud Guardian of the Dragon Gem, a title she holds alongside her beloved father Benja, the Chief of the Heart Lands. Her world is turned upside down when the Gem is broken, and her father is turned to stone. Now on a mission to save the world, she’s grown up to be a resilient warrior whose wit is as sharp as her blade.
Sisu is the last dragon of Kumandra. Legends say she’s a divine water being of unspeakable beauty and unstoppable magic, but what Raya finds instead is a funny self-deprecating dragon who sees herself as the perennial C-student. Now she must learn to become the dragon of legend if she is to save the world with Raya.
Part-pill bug, part-pug, part-high speed off-road vehicle and all adorable, Tuk Tuk has been Raya’s best friend since she could hold him in the palm of her hand. Now they are both grown, and Tuk Tuk is Raya’s faithful, gigantic steed. Together, they tear through the varied terrains of Kumandra at incredible speeds on a journey to find the last dragon and save the world.
Known as “the baddest blade in the five lands,” Benja is Raya’s beloved father and legendary Guardian of the Dragon Gem. As Chief of Heart, he’s an idealistic and bold visionary who believes that Kumandra is broken because the people of the different lands don’t trust each other. Benja seeks to reunite the fractured kingdom of Kumandra and restore harmony.
Far to the east, the arid and sparse Tail Lands are home to a self-sufficient, improvisational culture that has learned to thrive in a landscape of constant drought. Living in loosely-connected settlements, the people of Tail value their independence and self-reliance.
A precocious street kid from Tail always up for a business deal, Boun is an adult in a child’s body, capable and self-sufficient. He is the self-styled "owner, manager, chef and captain" of his boat, the Shrimporium. Deep down, he’s a vulnerable child who has lost his parents to the Druun.
This vibrant, bustling market once attracted traders from all five Lands of Kumandra thanks to its central location along the Dragon River. Receding water has drawn its merchants far offshore along an ever-expanding labyrinth of docks and boats.
Part monkey, part catfish, the three Ongis are resourceful con artists from the trading port of Talon. They do everything together, including raising a 2-year-old toddler named Noi.
After her family is lost to the Druun, 2-year-old toddler Noi is raised by the Ongis. In the trading port of Talon, she leads the group’s hustle, distracting passersby with her cuteness while the Ongis rob them blind.
Insular and remote, the Spine Lands are marked by spectacular, snowy mountains and towering black bamboo. Home to the fiercest warriors in all of Kumandra, its people are proud and reclusive.
Underneath his huge, gruff, and fierce exterior, Tong is really a lonely woodsman with a soft spot for little ones. Equal parts severity and softness, he is truly a gentle giant.
Opulent, regimented and strong, Fang is positioned at the head of the vital Dragon River and protected by a man-made canal. Its people work hard to safeguard their way of life.
Brilliant, calculating and a formidable warrior, Namaari is Raya’s unrelenting nemesis. She is the daughter of the Chief of the Fang lands and is determined to do whatever it takes to protect her people. However, down deep, she holds a secret love for dragons.
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