WATCH: First Trailer for Disney’s ‘Moana’

Disney released the trailer for its much-anticipated animated film Moana last week.

The film stars Dwayne Johnson as Maui, a demi-god who must accompany the young Moana (played by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho) on a mission to reach her family on a far-away island.

The soundtrack for the film was composed by 11-time Tony-winner and Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Alan Tudyk and Phillipa Soo co-star.

Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) co-direct off of a script they wrote with Jared Bush, Pamela Ribon and Taika Waititi.

Moana is in theaters November 23.

Disney found the cure for Hollywood’s “sequel-itis” at the box office last weekend with its latest animated offering, Finding Dory, which took in a record-breaking $136 million in its first four days of release.

 

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