Disney used Sunday’s Tony Awards to unveil the first Moana trailer, and the preview is now online.
Could the next Frozen be upon us? Three years after Disney’s last animated musical, the first Moana trailer introduces us to Dwayne Johnson’s Maui and Auli’i Cravalho’s title character Moana. Not much about the story is unveiled in the trailer, but we do get to enjoy beautiful footage and what appears to be a song from the movie:
The Tony Awards were a fitting place to drop the new Moana trailer, seeing as Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Mirana wrote some of the film’s music.
Notably, the film is directed by The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and The Princess and the Frog helmers Ron Clements and John Musker. Remember those super popular Disney animated musicals? In other words, Moana is probably going to be awesome. The movie hits theaters this November, and the full synopsis for Moana is below.
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. 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”).