From the incredible filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Aladdin”), Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed plans for Moana to hit theaters in late 2016. The CG-animated comedy-adventure is about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestor’s quest.
“John and I have partnered on so many films—from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘Aladdin’ to ‘The Princess and the Frog,’” said Clements. “Creating ‘Moana’ is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.”
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
“Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”
Disney’s MOANA Finds Her Voice
MOANA has finally found her voice in the new movie following a worldwide search to cast the film’s title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer, Auli’i Cravalho, 14, will join Dwayne Johnson on the big-screen adventure.
Check out the teaser trailer for Moana below!
And here’s the official trailer:
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Moana arrives in theatres everywhere on November 23rd!
MOANA sails into theaters on November 23rd 2016!