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Anne Boonchuy: Disney female character who literally ‘died’ in the series

Anne Boonchuy: Disney female character who literally ‘died’ in the series

Anne Boonchuy’s amazing personality in the animated series, Amphibia left a lasting impression on fans and ignited a desire to see more of her and her friends on the big screen. Her relatable and endearing qualities endeared her to the audience, and her journey as a heroine resonated deeply with viewers.

As a result, her unexpected demise came as a shock and left fans in disbelief, especially considering her standing among the impressive lineup of Disney’s female heroines.

Did she die? Or was there a twist? This and many more questions run through the minds of Amphibia fans.

Who is Anne Boonchuy?

Who is Anne Boonchuy?

Anne Boonchuy is the main character of the 2019 Disney Channel animated series, Amphibia. Amphibia, a Thai-American girl who hails from Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California, grew up under the care of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Boonchuy.

On the fateful night of her 13th birthday, an extraordinary turn of events occurred. Through the enchantment of a mystical music box, Boonchuy, accompanied by her childhood friends, “Sasha Waybright” and “Marcy Wu”, found themselves transported to the world of Amphibia.

Embracing the wonders of this new realm, Boonchuy forged a deep bond with a family of anthropomorphic frogs known as the Plantars—”Sprig”, “Polly”, and “Hop Pop”. Together, they embarked on a quest to locate Boonchuy’s missing friends and seek a way back home. Along this journey, Boonchuy discovered an inner strength which helped her develop a profound sense of self-worth and responsibility. These newfound qualities empowered her to safeguard both herself and those around her from the clutches of malevolent forces.

As the bearer of the blue gem, an integral part of the Calamity Box, Boonchuy wielded an influence over the destiny of this vibrant world. Through her actions and choices, Boonchuy inspired and catalysed positive change and gradually transformed Amphibia into a better place.

A decade after her adventures reached their climactic conclusion, Boonchuy’s life took a new direction. She channelled her love for the marvellous creatures of Amphibia into a career as a herpetologist at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

She dedicated herself to understanding and preserving these fascinating creatures. Boonchuy’s passion overflowed as she designed an exhibit at the aquarium, a masterpiece resembling a lily pad-shaped island—an homage to the world that had captivated her so deeply. Her tireless efforts earned her the endearing nickname “Frog Lady” among the visiting children.

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Though time and circumstances had distanced Boonchuy from her friends, “Sasha Waybright” and “Marcy Wu”, fate intervened to bring them together once more. The trio reunited and rekindled the bonds of friendship just in time to celebrate Boonchuy’s 23rd birthday.

Anne Boonchuy origin

Anne Boonchuy origin

Boonchuy’s origin can be traced to the Disney animated series, Amphibia. Her character was created just for the series, and she played a central figure. 

Amphibia was created by Matt Braly. The show made its debut on June 14, 2019, on DisneyNOW and YouTube, followed by its television premiere on Disney Channel on June 17, 2019.

Before the series even premiered on May 15, 2019, Disney Channel displayed its confidence in Amphibia by renewing it for a second season. The second season it was premiered on July 11, 2020.

The excitement continued to build as on June 23, 2020, ahead of the second season premiere, the series received another renewal for a third season. Matt Braly, the creator, confirmed that Amphibia would be concluded with a third season.

On May 14, 2022, the journey of Amphibia came to an end with a thrilling three-part conclusion. Fans were treated to a remarkable finale that tied up loose ends and left them with a sense of fulfilment. Disney Channel aired the final rerun of Mother of Olms/Grime’s Pupil one week later, bidding farewell to regular reruns of the series.

What happened to Anne Boonchuy?

What happened to Anne Boonchuy?

Boonchuy’s journey in Amphibia ended poignantly. After a joyful reunion with her parents, she introduced them to the Plantar family, and they observed the significant growth and newfound appreciation Boonchuy has developed.

Her maturity shone through as she recognised the values and efforts her parents had made for her. In a symbolic gesture, she even changes her attire upon returning to Earth, signifying her transformation. During her return to Earth, Boonchuy faces a threat from a Cloak-Bot sent by “Andrias”, the main antagonist. At this moment, she rediscovers the dormant power of the blue gem energy within her.

However, Boonchuy chooses to refrain from using it, realising that it exhausts her. She decides to confide in her parents about her journey and the reasons for her return, despite their initial disappointment at being kept in the dark. They come to understand that Boonchuy intended to protect both them and the Plantars.

In the heartwarming holiday episode, Froggy Little Christmas, Boonchuy anonymously writes a letter to “Waybright” and “Wu’s” parents and assures them that she will ensure their safe return home.

As Boonchuy prepared to depart from Earth once again, she donned an outfit reminiscent of her initial arrival in Amphibia. She reconciles with the fact that leaving her parents is necessary to return to the world she has come to love. However, upon her return, she discovered that Amphibia had fallen into ruin.

Nevertheless, Boonchuy found solace in reuniting with “Wu”, her once estranged friend. She supported “Waybright” in taking charge of the Resistance against “Andrias”. Together, they collaborate to dismantle one of the factories. During the events, Boonchuy loses a shoe in a quicksand pit.

Reflecting on her past actions and the influence she and “Waybright” had on “Wu”, Boonchuy comes to terms with their mistakes. Her self-discovery and newfound clarity fueled her determination to confront and defeat “Andrias”, ultimately freeing “Wu”.

With the Resistance’s victory and her purpose fulfilled, Boonchuy returned to Amphibia to deliver the news. However, her triumph is short-lived as she witnesses the moon hurtling towards the land. Realising the impending catastrophe, Boonchuy, “Waybright”, and “Wu” harness the power of the gems to halt the moon’s descent. Despite their efforts, Boonchuy alone absorbed the gem powers and sacrificed herself to destroy the moon and its core to save Amphibia.

In a mystical encounter, Boonchuy met the Gem Guardian, who offered her the role of becoming the new guardian. However, she declined and acknowledged her youth and lack of wisdom to oversee the universe. The entity accepted her decision and helped her to reunite with her friends.

In a final farewell with the Plantar family, Boonchuy expressed her gratitude and bade them farewell. Ten years later, Anne Boonchuy pursued her passion, becoming a herpetologist working at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Who played Anne Boonchuy?

The character of “Anne Boonchuy” was played by American actress and model Brenda Song. Song was born on March 27, 1988, in Carmichael, California. She began her acting career at a young age and gained popularity for her roles in various television shows and movies.

Brenda Song

She played the character “London Tipton” in the Disney Channel series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005-2008) and its spin-off, The Suite Life on Deck (2008-2011). Her portrayal of the wealthy and ditzy hotel heiress earned her recognition and a loyal fan base.

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During her 31st birthday on March 27, 2019, Song received an exciting announcement that delighted both fans and herself. It was revealed that she had been cast as the voice of “Anne Boonchuy” in the animated series Amphibia (2019-2022). This news marked a significant milestone in Song’s career, as she embarked on a new venture bringing a beloved character to life through her voice acting talents.

Song has also appeared in several other ventures. Some of her notable film credits include The Social Network (2010), College Road Trip (2008) and Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006).

In recent years, the Amphibia star has continued to showcase her acting skills in various projects. She appeared in the Netflix film Secret Obsession (2019) and had a leading role in the Hulu series Dollface (2019). She has also made guest appearances on shows like Scandal and New Girl.

Aside from her acting career, Song has also ventured into modelling. She has graced the covers of several magazines and has been recognised for her fashion sense.

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Anne Boonchuy fanart

Fan art is a wonderful way for fans to express their creativity and admiration for a particular show, character or artist. It allows individuals to showcase their artistic skills and share their unique interpretations of beloved characters or scenes. Fan art can come in various forms, such as illustrations, digital artwork, paintings, sculptures, or even cosplay.

Anne Boonchuy fanart with sword

Boonchuy’s fan art encompasses a wide range of artistic styles and interpretations. Artists have depicted the character in various poses, showcasing her adventurous spirit and personality. She has been depicted alongside her loyal friends, the Plantar family, or was depicted engaging in exciting moments from the series.


p style=”font-weight: 400;”>Anne Boonchuy fanart with tattoo

Some fan arts capture Boonchuy’s growth and transformation throughout the show, highlighting her journey from an initially reluctant outsider to a courageous and resilient heroine. The art might also showcase her unique fashion sense, as she is known for her iconic purple hoodie and sneakers.

Anne Boonchuy fanart princess

Anne Boonchuy fanart dancing

Each artist brings his or her style and creativity to their representation of Boonchuy, and this has resulted in a diverse array of fan art that celebrates the character and the series.

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