Walt Disney Animation Studios have had great success in recent years with Big Hero 6 and Zootopia, but everyone knows that the big-bucks also come from their “Fairytale” sub-genre fare. Frozen in 2013 became the most successful animated movie of all time, so all eyes are on their follow-up Moana; a fairytale movie based on South Pacific fables.
During NBC’s Olympic Coverage, they dropped the latest trailer for Moana which, while offering no narrative details, showcases the characters of Princess Moana and Demi-God Maui. A peek is also shown of the foes they’ll be facing including a “lava monster.”
Check out the trailer below!
“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 theaters this Thanksgiving on November 23.