For a while now, Disney has remained relatively quiet regarding their highly-anticipated upcoming film, Moana. Other than some concept art and a vague idea of the plot and setting, fans have been eagerly awaiting any further news.
The animated feature that takes place in the South Pacific world of Oceania has recently been given an updated synopsis. Thanks to Rotoscopers, we now know a bit more about the kind of magic we can expect of the film:
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.
The movie will be directed by the famed John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog) and will be scored by Mark Mancina (The Lion King, Tarzan). Thus far, the only casting announcement that has been made puts the unbelievably cool Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the voice of the fallen demi-god, Maui.
Between the powerhouse team behind the project and what we know of the plot so far, I'm even more excited for this movie than I was before. I can't wait to see what Disney animation has in store for us!
Moana is expected to reach theaters on November 23, 2016.