It’s official: Walt Disney Animation Studios has officially announced it’s next animated feature will be “Moana,” currently in production. “Moana” will be released in theaters sometime in late 2016.
The CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ will be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the team behind Disney favorites “The Little Mermaid,” “The Princess and the Frog,” and “Aladdin.”
“Creating ‘Moana’ is one of the great thrills of our career,” says Clements. “It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.”
Movie 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.
The concept art looks gorgeous. Are you excited about “Moana?”
“Moana” concept art copyright Disney.