Published On: Mon, Jun 13th, 2016

‘Moana’ trailer previews Polynesian culture with Auli’I Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson

Moana-Final-Poster-for-Disneys-WallpapersDisney UK has dropped the first teaser for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ South Pacific adventure, Moana. The Little Mermaid team of Ron Clements and John Musker deliver a new story of self-discovery with Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli’I Cravalho voicing the two main characters.

Cravalho voices the eponymous 16-year-old navigator, with Johnson as Maui, a half-god, half-mortal, all-awesome character. Maui wields a fishhook with magical powers — he tells us all about it in the video below.

An ode to Polynesian culture set 2,000 years ago, the plot follows Moana, a spirited girl who has been born to the sea. When she sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest, she encounters the once-mighty Maui. Together, they embark on an action-packed voyage, and encounter impossible odds.

Official synopsis is at the bottom.

Moana arrives in theaters on November 23, 2016

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Auli’i Cravalho as Moana photo Dwayne JOhnson as Maui in Moana


Synopsis: 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 onNov. 23, 2016. For more information, visit http://disney.com/moana, like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/disneymoana; follow us on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation; follow us on Instagram, https://instagram.com/DisneyAnimation.


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  1. Garai says:

    I think this is going to be a great movie. I am excited to have a Hawaiian Princess!

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