Suns Podcast: Nila Madison on Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney
Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney /

In Episode 14 of the Valley of the Suns Podcast, special guest Nila Madison joins to discuss Disney’s latest animated movie, “Raya and the Last Dragon.”

Welcome, Valley Boyz and Girlz, to a special edition of the Valley of the Suns Podcast!

With zero games since our last episode and Devin Booker sitting out the All-Star Game and 3-Point Contest on Sunday, host Gerald Bourguet takes a quick break from Phoenix Suns content to have an extended conversation about Disney’s latest animated movie, Raya and the Last Dragon!

Special guest and diehard Portland Trail Blazers fan Nila Madison joins this special “G-Rated” segment to lend her perspective on Disney’s first Southeast Asian warrior princess, as well as the movie’s more mature themes, where it stacks up against Disney’s best and where it both shines and fall short in terms of representation.

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Here’s the breakdown for Episode 14:

  • Intro (Start)
  • G-Rated: Raya and the Last Dragon (3:40)
  • Biggest takeaways (8:45)
  • SE Asian representation in the movie: Where it shines and where it falls short (12:40)
  • More mature themes (29:00)
  • Is Raya a top-5 Disney movie? (35:10)
  • Final scores (39:40)

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