Disney has released a first trailer for Vaiana… which may be confusing since we will see it as Moana. The new animated feature set in the South Pacific and staring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson and featuring the music of Lin-Manuel Miranda from Hamilton. It features a script co-written by current Black Panther writer Taika Waititi and is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog).
The trailer has been released overseas under the title Vaiana, but is expected to be released later today for the U.S. Until then, here is the link to the Disney Belgium release.
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.