Flying below the radar amid the clamor of superhero spectacles is Disney's Moana, an upcoming CG-animated musical starring the vocal talents of The Rock and Auli'i Cravalho. Directed by The Little Mermaid and Aladdin's Ron Clements and John Musker, it's due to be Disney's flagship feature for the Christmas season and is set for release on Nov. 23, 2016. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson delivered this initial Moana poster via Twitter today and announced its teaser debut on Sunday.
Here's the official Disney 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, she 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.
Check out this serene one-sheet for Moana and tell us if this South Pacific-set holiday flick looks tempting.
(Via The Rock)