Walt Disney Animation Studios has started work on “Moana.” The movie will be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who have also worked on “Aladdin” and “The Princess and the Frog”).
Here’s a note from Ron:
John and I have partnered on so many films—from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘Aladdin’ to ‘The Princess and the Frog.’ Creating ‘Moana’ is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.
Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself. She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.
The CG animated comedy/adventure movie is about a teen on a mission to fulfill a quest set by her ancestors. Get ready for the movie to arrive in theaters in late 2016. Here’s a description of the movie:
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.
Above is the very first concept artwork for the movie. What do you think so far?