Coming to theaters on November 23, 2016 is the latest animated feature from Walt Disney Studios – Moana.
Moana stars the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson and new comer Auli’i Cravalho.
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.
Fun Fact: Filmmakers auditioned hundreds of talented young women throughout the Pacific Islands before finding the gifted Native Hawaiian Auli’i Cravalho, who did not initially pursue the coveted role. The film’s Hawai’i-based casting director recalled her singing performance from a video submission for a fundraiser/talent showcase and asked Auli’i to come in and try out. Three auditions later, including her first trip to Burbank, Calif., she earned the title role, thanks to raw talent.
Check out the film’s trailer.
It looks really good. I especially love how realistic the scenery looks. I also love the pig, Pua. I need to get a plush version of him (her?). How cute!
For more information about Moana you can visit the official website, Disney.com/Moana. You can also follow the film on Facebook and Twitter. In addition you can check out Disney Animation on Instagram and Tumblr.
What do you think about the film? Do you think you’ll go and see it in theaters this November?
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