The Maya and the Three cast includes Zoe Saldaña, Diego Luna and Isabela Merced. This info article contains minor spoilers for Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s 2021 animated Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.
Maya and the Three follows a 15-year-old princess. After learning about her true heritage, the titular protagonist strategizes against malicious Gods and Goddesses. Maya believes in a familial prophecy but learns that her parents misinterpreted key details. Incidentally, she attempts to locate four warriors from different kingdoms who can help defend the Teca family legacy. Here’s every main voice performer and character in Maya and the Three.
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Zoe Saldaña as Princess Maya
Character Profile: A 15-year-old princess. She’s a member of the powerful Teca family and learns that she’s actually the birth daughter of Lady Micte — the Goddess of Death. Princess Maya attempts to fulfill a prophecy by seeking out four warriors from each kingdom.
Saldaña’s Resume: Neytiri in Avatar Movie Franchise (2009-), Cataleya in Colombiana (2011), Vanessa in Blood Ties (2013), Gamora in the MCU (2014-), Rosa Hernández in Vivo (2021)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Diego Luna as Zatz
Character Profile: The Prince of Bats. He’s an emissary for Lord Mictlan who intends to escort Maya to the underworld. Zatz is impressed by the young princess and offers assistance.
Luna’s Resume: Tenoch Iturbide in Y tu mamá también (2001), Jack Lira in Milk (2008), Manolo in The Book of Life (2014), Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in Narcos: Mexico (2018-20)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Gael García Bernal as the Jaguar Brothers
Character Profile: Maya’s three brothers. They firmly believe in the familial prophecy. The jaguar brothers mean well and provide comedic relief.
Bernal’s Resume: Octavio in Amores Perros (2000), Julio Zapata in Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Ernesto Guevara de la Serna in The Motorcyle Diaries (2004), Rodrigo De Souza in Mozart in the Jungle (2014-18), Guy in Old (2021)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Rita Moreno as Ah Puch
Character Profile: A woman who urges Maya to “follow the clouds” in order to fulfill the true Teca prophecy. She functions as a spiritual mentor for the young princess.
Moreno’s Resume: Tuptim in The King & I (1956), Anita in West Side Story (1961), Sister Peter Marie Reimondo in Oz (1997-2003), Carmen Sandiego in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (1994-99), Lydia Riera in One Day at a Time (2017-20)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Alfred Molina as Lord Mictlan
Character Profile: The God of War. He is Lady Micte’s partner. Lord Mictlan isn’t pleased that Zatz enlists teenagers to find Maya.
Molina’s Resume: Rahad Jackson in Boogie Nights (1997), Solomon Solomon in Magnolia (199), Diego Rivera in Frida (2002), Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius in Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Duke in Solar Opposites (2020-)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Allen Maldonado as Rico
Character Profile: A disgraced wizard. As a child, he caused the death of Gran Brujo at Luna Island. Maya identifies him as a prophecized warrior.
Maldonado’s Resume: Curtis in Black-ish (2015-19), Bobby in The Last O.G. (2018-20), Landry in Project Power (2020), Devin in Sneakerheads (2020), Coach Long in The Wonder Years (2021-)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Gabriel Iglesias as Picchu
Character Profile: A Golden Mountain barbarian. He is located by Maya at the literal Cliffs of Regret. Picchu fights the actual mist.
Iglesias’ Resume: Pepe Rodriguez in The Book of Life (2014), Jimmy in The Nut Job (2014), Tobias in Magic Mike XXL (2015), Cuatro in Ferdinand (2017), Gabe Iglesias in Mr. Iglesias (2019-20)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Stephanie Beatriz as Chimi
Character Profile: The greatest warrior in the Jungle Lands. As a child, she was abandoned because of her skin tone and subsequently became known as “El Monstruo Blanco.” Chimi is identified by Maya as the true skull warrior.
Beatriz’s Resume: Rosa Diaz in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-21), Jessica in Short Term 12 (2013), Gina Cazado in BoJack Horseman (2018-19), General Mayhem/Sweet Mayhem in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), Carla in In the Heights (2021)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Kate del Castillo as Lady Micte
Character Profile: Maya’s birth mother. She wants to sacrifice the Teca princess. Lady Micte had an affair with King Teca in the past.
Castillo’s Resume: Rosario in Under the Same Moon (2007), Teresa Mendoza in La Reina del Sur (2011-), La Muerte in The Book of Life (2014), Katty in The 33 (2015), Isabel Aretas in Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Danny Trejo as Cabra Kan
Character Profile: The God of Earthquakes. He wants to sacrifice the “half-breed” Maya in order to attain power. Cabra Kan’s methods don’t impress his partner, Cipactli.
Trejo’s Resume: Trejo in Heat (1995), Razor Charlie in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Machete in Machete (2010), Sheriff Lorenzo in Murder in the Woods (2017), Antonio Agama in Elena of Avalor (2017-20)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Cheech Marin as Hura and Can
Character Profile: The God of Storms and the God of Wind. They emerge during Maya’s trip to the Golden Mountains kingdom. Hura and Can inadvertently help Chimi realize that her new friends to indeed care for her.
Marin’s Resume: Pedro in Up in Smoke (1978), Rudy in Born in East L.A. (1987), Romeo Posar in Tin Cup (1996), Joe Dominguez in Nash Bridges (1996-2001), Quita Moz in Elena of Avalor (2017-20)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Rosie Perez as Cipactli
Character Profile: The Goddess of Alligators. She is Cabra Kan’s partner who wants to deliver Maya to Lord Mictlan. Cipactli decides to help the princess flee.
Perez’s Resume: Gloria Clemente in White Men Can’t Jump (1992), Cindy in Untamed Heart (1993), Dulce in Elena of Avalor (2016-19), Renee Montoya in Birds of Prey (2020), Megan Briscoe in The Flight Attendant (2020)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Queen Latifah as Gran Bruja
Character Profile: A Luna Island native and the daughter of Gran Brujo. She is originally identified as the prophecized rooster wizard. Gran Bruja helps Maya locate Rico.
Latifah’s Resume: Khadijah James in Living Single (1993-98), Matron Mama Morton in Chicago (2002), Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (2007), Carlotta Brown in Star (2016-19), Robyn McCall in The Equalizer (2021-)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Wyclef Jean as Gran Brujo
Character Profile: Gran Bruja’s father. He passes away after a botched magic trick. Gran Brujo believes that Rico will grow up to become a great wizard.
Jean’s Resume: A Grammy Award-Winning Musician and Founding Member of The Fugees — Also, Marcel Hollis in Third Watch (2005), Timi Gabriel in Black November (2012), Dominic Wells in Nashville (2012-13), Vincent Love in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2016)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Isabela Merced as the Widow Queen
Character Profile: The leader of the Jungle Lands. She is known for her “widdle” girl stature and because men often die in her presence. Widow Queen meets with Maya and hopes to right their fathers’ wrongs.
Merced’s Resume: Izabella in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Isabel Reyes in Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Lizzy in Instant Family (2018), Dora in Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019), Rachel Cooper in Sweet Girl (021)
Maya and the Three Voice Cast: Chelsea Rendon as Acat
Character Profile: The Goddess of Tattoos. She attempts to capture Maya and later breaks up with her boyfriend, Zatz. Acat returns to Lord Mictlan and must admit her failures.
Rendon’s Resume: Sonia Rosaldo in McFarland, USA (2015), Angie in Bright (2017), Chelsea in Murder in the Woods (2017), Maria in Vida (2018-20), Lupe in The Tax Collector (2020)
The Maya and the Three voice cast also includes Joaquín Cosío (Quantum of Solace, Gentefied), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!, Fairly OddParents), Eric Bauza (DuckTales, Space Jam: A New Legacy), Sandra Equihua (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, The Book of Life) and the film’s aforementioned director, Jorge R. Gutiérrez (The Book of Life, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
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