The Moana Trailer Brings Humorous Demigods, Oceanic Beauty, And Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Voice

Credit: Walt Disney Animation
Credit: Walt Disney Animation

After the mega-hit that was Frozen, it is time for a new Disney Princess movie to come and win our hearts.

Moana, which features Disney’s first princess from the South Pacific, will hit theatres in November. It will hopefully let “Let It Go” and Frozen finally drift off into that quiet good-night. Whatever songs Lin-Manuel Miranda has dreamed up will rule us all in conjunction with Hamilton.

You know it will happen. Just embrace it, accept it, and love it.

The new Moana trailer was released. In true Disney form, the teaser shows the film’s humor and wonder. A good chunk of the humor comes from the demi-god Maui, who will be played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Moana (played by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho) and her adorable pet pig seem a bit more skeptical of Maui’s assertions that he is himself.

In addition to the humor, the trailer shows some beautiful visuals involving sailing and the ocean. God, the animated water looks so blue and clear that you just want to stick your feet in it.

Check out the trailer below.

Doesn’t it look amazing?!

I love that the tattoos are used to the tell the story. The film will also feature musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Macina. You can hear Lin-Manuel sing one of the songs in the trailer, and it sounds absolutely amazing. It kind of reminds me of the flow of the ocean.

Check out the summary below.

A once-mighty demigod (Dwayne Johnson) and a spirited teenager (Auli’i Cravalho) embark on an epic adventure across the ocean.

Moana will be premiere on November 23rd, 2016.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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