Disney has released a new trailer for their latest oceanic voyaging adventure Moana.
The movie stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Maui, “the demigod of the wind and sea, and hero of men,” and introducing Auli’i Cravalho, who will voice the title character who sets out on a daring voyage to save her people. Check out the new trailer below.
We saw an early preview of the film in late July, where we learned about how Disney formed the Oceanic story trust to help vet the look and feel of every single cultural aspect from the clothing and the geographical landscape of the island right down to the tattoos. Directors Ron Clements and John Musker — who made their start at Disney helming The Great Mouse Detective, followed by The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and The Princess and the Frog — talked about how the film is also about listening to that inner voice. Based on this new trailer, I’d say that Disney succeeded on all fronts.
And let’s not forget the new music that you hear from Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’s some pretty exciting stuff, and one that pays respect to the Polynesian culture. Honestly, I just can’t wait to hear the entire soundtrack.
The film also stars Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk.
Moana sets sail into theaters on November 23, 2016
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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 exactly 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 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”), produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.