Over the past few years, Disney animation has taken us to the fantasy worlds of Arendelle, San Fransokyo and Zootopia, so what’s next?
We got our answer this week when Disney released the first teaser trailer for their next animated feature; Moana.
Normally teaser trailers are a little disappointing because you usually only get a few seconds of footage to wet your appetite but this one does not disappoint….but enough of my own teasing, on to the trailer!
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.
Directors Ron Clements and John Musker made their writing-directing debut on the 1986 feature “The Great Mouse Detective.” They went on to write and direct some of Disney’s most beloved animated classics, including the undersea adventure “The Little Mermaid” in 1989, the hilarious hit “Aladdin” in 1992, 1997’s epic comedy “Hercules” and, most recently, 2009’s “The Princess and the Frog.”
“Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on November 23, 2016.
Are you looking forward to this year’s second Disney animated feature film?