The first teaser trailer for Disney’s animated adventure film Moana has just been released and it promises a beautifully animated, musical, magical journey. We don’t see too much from Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) but the fact that she’s not too impressed by the demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson) tells us quite a bit. Johnson’s animated version of himself is spot-on, right down to the raised eye-brow and pec pops. Moana looks like a brightly colored, fun-filled ride based on rarely explored source material, making it sure to be a worthy addition to Disney’s catalog.
Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the duo behind The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, the film revolves around Moana, a spirited teenaged girl named who sets sail to prove herself a master sailor and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest, with Maui in tow. Featuring original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the voice talent of Alan Tudyk, Moana opens in theaters on November 23th.
Watch the first trailer below (via Disney):
Here’s the film’s official synopsis for Moana:
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, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) 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. 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.