Disney has a way of transporting you to places you never dreamed could exist.
In 2013, it was the frosty fjords of Arendelle, and in 2016, it will be the swirling cerulean seas of Polynesia.
Disney just announced Moana, a sweeping CG-animation comedy-adventure, with filmmakers Ron Clements and John Muskerand at the helm.
The official synopsis:
“In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.”
And a first look:
“John and I have partnered on so many films – from The Little Mermaid to Aladdin to The Princess and the Frog, said Clements. “Creating Moana is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.”
“Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said of the title character. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”
Photo credits: Disney Animation Studios