First Trailer for Disney’s ‘Moana’ Kicks Off an Adventure in the South Pacific

Written by on June 12, 2016 

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After releasing one of the biggest hits in their storied history with Zootopia, Disney Animation is back with a second film this year. Moana, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog), follows our title character (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) who is guided by the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) on an adventure in the South Pacific.

Disney has now released the first trailer, which introduces our characters before previewing some of the journey they will find themselves on. Also featuring a script co-written by Taika Waititi and music from Lin-Manuel Miranda, it has some of the most promising collaborators Disney has recruited as of late, so hopefully it delivers later this fall. Check out the trailer and poster below.

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

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Moana opens on November 23rd, 2016.


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