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.
Walt Disney’s Thanksgiving flick, Moana, released its first teaser trailer last month.
The trailer opens by introducing the character of Maui, a demigod voiced by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, with a 2D style that is very reminiscent to that of the opening sequence to Disney’s Hercules. The trailer also introduces the main character, Moana, who is voiced by 14-year-old Hawaiian native and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho.
Moana is a 16-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a master wayfinder in order to help the people of her village. She meets and teams up with demigod Maui, and they set sail on a journey to find a legendary island.
Walt Disney Animation Studios also dropped an international trailer last week, featuring an adorable baby Moana who connects with the ocean for the first time, showing their playful and friendly relationship.
The movie will feature music by Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Samoan singer and songwriter Opetaia Foa’i, and Lion King composer Mark Mancina.
The movie is set to premiere on November 23, 2016.