Teaser Trailer for Disney's MOANA

With the release of not only Finding Dory this weekend, but the next Dwayne Johnson movie it seems the perfect time that we catch our first glimpse of Disney Animation's latest film, Moana. Following up the billion dollar success of Zootopia the non-Pixar division of Disney looks to continue its hot streak with this strikingly beautiful film that is proud to tout it will indeed feature original songs as well as the pairing of mega-star Johnson as demi-god Maui with the unknown Auli’i Cravalho voicing the titular character. Add to this the fact that Disney has recruited well-renowned directing duo Ron Clements and John Musker who were behind the likes of both The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. All things considered, the Mouse House more or less has a guaranteed crowd-pleaser on their hands. Like four out of their last five hits Moana will open on or around Thanksgiving making the likelihood of the film reaching the epic-like proportions of Frozen even greater. As for the trailer itself, this looks pretty fantastic. The colors are bursting and The Rock seems to be having an especially good time as his Maui gets the most to do here in this first sneak peek. The inventiveness is on point as the introduction of the character and subsequent reveal of what Maui will actually look like in the film is rather fantastic. There are no hints of exactly what this odd couple of adventurers will encounter on their journey, but this teaser certainly relays a fair amount of intrigue that will undoubtedly get butts in the seats come this Thanksgiving. Moana also features the voice talents of Alan Tudyk, Phillipa Soo, and opens on November 23rd, 2016.



Synopsis: Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.