Disney Ramps Up ‘Moana’ Promotion With Brand New Trailer
Movies| | By Brian Delpozo
Disney is ramping up their promotional machine for its new highly-anticipated animated feature Moana ahead of the film’s release with the world premiere of a new trailer on Thursday morning.
Star Dwayne Johnson stopped by Good Morning America via satellite to perform a traditional Polynesian dance before introducing the film’s new trailer. Watch the new trailer below:
Here’s video of Johnson’s dance performance:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 15, 2016
On Wednesday, Johnson ramped up excitement for Thursday when he tweeted out an image of the new poster to his over 10 million followers.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 12, 2016
Moana, from a team including Hamilton composer Lin Manuel Miranda and legendary Disney directors Ron Clements and John Musker, is scheduled for release on November 23. In addition to Johnson, the film features the voice talents of Auli’i Cravalho, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Scherzinger.
Disney’s official synopsis for the film reads as follows:
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.