The Polynesian demi-god Maui meets Moana in a new clip from Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film – Moana. In the movie, Moana has set out to find Maui to help save her people. Instead, Maui signs her oar with a ‘Tweet.’ You can watch the first extended clip from the film here:
Looks like there will be plenty of trademark Disney humor in this film. Yes, ‘Tweet’ is an anachronism that might not age well, but I definitely think they got the characterizations right. Also keep in mind that the voice actors don’t work together while recording their parts, so to make a dialog scene like this work takes a lot of artistry from the staff at Disney Animation.
As a bonus, here’s the great Alan Tudyk recording a few of Heihei the chicken’s lines in the movie
About the movie:
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 Auliʻi Cravalho) meets the 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