Moana of Motunui is returning back to the big screens!
Disney Animation shared the news of Moana's sequel titled, Moana 2 through their “first look announcement” on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.
The company also revealed that the upcoming film would hit the theatres on 27 November, 2024.
The synopsis of the teaser states that Moana 2 "takes audiences on an expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers.”
Providing insights into the storyline, it further stated, “After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced.”
“Directed by Dave Derrick Jr. with music by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Grammy nominee Opetaia Foa’i, and three-time Grammy winner Mark Mancina,” the statement concluded, revealing the contributors of the upcoming project.
In an exclusive interview to PEOPLE magazine, Bob Iger, the CEO of Walt Disney Company, said, “Moana remains an incredibly popular franchise, and we can’t wait to give you more of Moana and Maui when Moana 2 comes to theaters this November."
About 'Moana' live-action adaptation:
Apart from its sequel, last April, Disney announced that the 2016 hit film is also being adapted into a live-action version which is expected to be released soon.
The voice actress behind Moana, Mean Girls star Auli'i Cravalho would be serving as an executive producer on that project as a new actress takes on the lead role. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson would be reprising his role as the franchise’s character, the demigod, Maui.
In a statement to PEOPLE back in April, the 23-year-old actress described the character Moana as having “a profound impact on how we think of Disney princesses.”
“Moana's strength and perseverance are inspiring — to audiences around the world, to me and to everyone who helped bring her to life. I'm looking forward to sharing her story in a whole new way," she said, expressing her excitement over the upcoming adaptation.
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