First Look at Disney's New Animated Feature 'Moana' Embarking 2016
Meet Moana! Well, sort of, as she's off on another adventure and doesn't really have time to meet those of us landlocked in our homes and offices. Disney has debuted the first lovely eye-catching photo from their upcoming animated movie Moana, originally scheduled for 2018, now set for release in "late 2016" around the end of the year (this same time two years from now). The film is the latest from Ron Clements & John Musker, the two directors behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Little Mermaid and The Princess and The Frog. Likely inspired by Polynesian explorers, this film follows a "sea voyaging enthusiast" named Moana.
Here's the first look at concept art of a scene showing Moana Waialiki sailing a tiny ship near a big island:
The message on Facebook: "We're thrilled to announce our 56th animated feature film, Moana! Renowned filmmakers Ron Clements & John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) will direct the CG-animated comedy-adventure, coming to theatres late 2016." Clements & Musker's last three animated films include The Princess and the Frog, Treasure Planet and Hercules after the era of Aladdin and Little Mermaid. Originally scheduled for 2018, Disney's Moana is about Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology. Sounds like fun.