The First Teaser for Disney’s Moana Is Here, and GORGEOUS
Put this movie in my eye-holes now.
The first teaser for Disney’s Moana aired during last night’s Tony Awards—which is appropriate, given that some of the talent behind Broadway phenomenon Hamilton will bring their skills to the latest Disney princess movie.
Moana stars Dwayne Johnson as Maui, and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as Moana herself. Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda helped compose the music with Opetaia Foa’i (of music group Te Vaka) and Mark Mancina (who arranged much of the music for The Lion King), and Hamilton‘s Phillipa Soo will play a villager from Moana’s island of Motunui. Judging from this first teaser, Moana will also feature an adorable pig, who may or may not talk.
Here’s a synopsis, via Disney:
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”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.
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