See the First Footage from Disney’s “Moana”

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for – the first footage from Disney’s newest CG-animated film Moana. Debuting during the Tony Awards (a smart tie-in), audiences got their first look at the Hawaii-set film poised to follow in Frozen’s footsteps.

Most of the teaser focuses on Maui, a legendary demi-god voiced by none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Maui animatedly tries to impress Moana (newcomer and native Hawaiian Auli’i Cravaljo) to seemingly no avail. Besides that short clip, all we know about the plot is that the titular character sets off on an epic journey to help her family and that demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology will be featured.

Even with scant plot details, there’s a lot to look forward to. Perhaps the hottest name attached to the film at the moment is Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer/lyricist/star of Broadway’s hit phenomenon Hamilton. He’s one-third of the team behind the film’s music and is accompanied by Grammy-winning composer Mark Mancina (Speed, Tarzan, The Lion King) and Opetaia Foa’I (founder and lead singer of world music band Te Vaka).

Directors Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess & the Frog) also bring their years of experience to the highly anticipated film.

Moana hits theaters on November 23, 2016.


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