Disney’s next new animated adventure is preparing to set sail, and to help us all get ready for the journey they’ve released a brand-new full-length trailer.
Although Moana is a fantastical adventure, Disney Animation took great pains to ensure the film would depict the South Pacific authentically and respectfully. That meant forming an “Oceanic Story Trust”consisting of scientists, artists, craftsmen, and other people from all walks of life to help answer questions about the peoples and cultures of the region, and taking pains to ensure the clothing and props were as close to realistic as they could get for the area and the time period.
I won’t pretend to know enough about Polynesian culture to say whether Moana looks authentic, but the general attention to detail looks like it pays off. Moana is flat-out gorgeous, and as an adventure it looks enthralling.
Moana arrives in theaters November 23. The film also features the voices of Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Scherzinger, and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina, and Opetaia Foa’i. Ron Clements and John Musker directed.
'Moana' sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.
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