Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Disney's New 'Moana' TV Spot Revealed
Made to run during the Olympics, this latest spot runs for just a single minute. Yet in those sixty seconds we get possibly our best idea yet of how the final film is likely to turn out.
Crucially, the teaser gives us our first look at the relationship between the title character and Dwayne Johnson's demigod Maui. Based on this first clip it's looking like it's going to be an awful lot of fun. Moana herself is looking spunky and spirited, while Maui -just as the first teaser hinted- looks to be very much his own biggest fan. His confidence doesn't seem to be entirely unfounded though, as he is revealed to be a shapeshifter, with the ability to turn into a bird. Moana- voiced by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho- certainly looks to be very much his equal though, even if her skills are more down to Earth. It's clear the film will get a lot of entertainment out of the unlikely relationship between these two.
Elsewhere the visuals continue to wow, with the lush tropical location making jaws drop. We get to see -however briefly- some of the characters introduced in the recent character posters, including 'village idiot' rooster Heihei and the mini pirates the Kakamora. And we haven't even mentioned the fearsome Lava monster..
Moana is directed by Disney legends Ron Clements and John Musker and will be released in cinemas in North America on November 23rd, with the UK release following December 2nd.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.