Thursday, September 15, 2016
Disney Releases First Full Length 'Moana' Trailer
Via a voice over, we learn that Moana's island is facing an oncoming danger the like of which they've never seen before. Legends tell of "...a hero that will journey to find the Demigod Maui and together they will save us all. That hero is (of course) Moana.. although she may find that Maui isn't quite what she was expecting.
This trailer packs in an awful lot- from that epic and foreboding introduction, to lots of action, some impressive looking set-pieces and plenty of humour. As we know from the earlier trailers, the relationship between Moana (voiced by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho) and Maui (Dwayne Johnson) is going to be a big part of the appeal of this film. There's even more of it here, and it only confirms the duo will give Zootopia's Nick and Judy a run for their money in this year's best buddy-movie pairing.
There's a ton of stunning animation here, and it's clear that the South Pacific setting has allowed Walt Disney Animation Studios to produce some of their best environments to date. The water effects too, rival anything we've ever seen before. But perhaps best of all.. we get our first proper look at the Kakamora- the coconut-shell sporting pint-sized pirates. And as Moana herself says.. they're "kinda cute".
Moana is directed by the legendary Disney duo of Ron Clements and John Musker. The film will be in cinemas in the US from November 23rd and in the UK from December 2nd 2016. Disney also recently released a brand new poster, which you can see below.
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.