During today’s Disney Earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the company is going to release “Moana 2” in theaters this November, and here is everything we know about it.
The sequel to the Disney Animation Oscar-nominated hit film, “Moana,” was originally supposed to be in the form of a series on Disney+, but the story and footage made them decide to rework it into a film.
“This was originally developed as a series, but we were impressed with what we saw, and we knew it deserved a theatrical release,” he added. “The original ‘Moana’ film from 2016 recently crossed 1 billion hours streamed on Disney+, and was the most streamed movie of 2023 on any platform in the U.S.”
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic animated musical, “Moana 2,” takes audiences on an expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui, and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers.
After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced.
Directed by Dave Derrick Jr. with music by Grammy® winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Grammy nominee Opetaia Foa’i, and three-time Grammy winner Mark Mancina, “Moana 2” opens in theaters on Nov. 27, 2024.
No word if Auli’i Cravalho or Dwayne Johnson will return to voice Moana and Maui, but crossing fingers.
Last April, Johnson also announced a separate live-action remake of the original film during a Disney shareholders meeting, and that version is reportedly still happening, as well.
The First Look
In addition to the new image above, Disney Animation released the following first look teaser for the film:
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