Get excited. Disney has released a very quick snippet from it’s upcoming animated feature “Moana. This is our first look at completed animation from the film along with a few new images. Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) provides the voice of demigod Maui shows up in the trailer along with newcomer Auli’i Cravalho who voices Moana, Disney’s first Polynesian princess.
“Moana” is actually the second of two animated films to come from Disney in 2016 (Zootopia is the other). It will hit theaters just in time for some family together time right around Thanksgiving.
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.