It’s here! The teaser trailer for Moana is finally here! I’ve been waiting for this since I first saw the early concept art back in 2014. I’ve also been annoyingly impatient since last August’s Moana section during the D23 Expo animation presentation. Look closely at the teaser and you can catch a quick glimpse of the test scene featured during the expo around the one minute mark.
Also-if you didn’t already know it-you caught that Lin-Manuel Miranda is on the music team, right? I’m still fan-girling over that one. And not just because he retweeted me once. (Although the fact that he retweeted me is the thing I’m most likely to bring up completely unsolicited in random conversations given half a chance…)
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.