The first poster for Disney’s upcoming animated film “Moana” was unveiled today. Actor Dwayne Johnson, who voices and sings as the demi-god Maui in the film, first released the new poster.
In a post on his Twitter the star teased the release of the film’s first trailer as well:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 8, 2016
The image features Johnson’s character sailing in the middle of the ocean on a raft with Moana (newcomer Auli’i Cravalho). Words on the poster simply say, “The ocean is calling.”
According to ComingSoon.net, the film’s synopsis is the following:
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.
Co-directors Musker and Clements also wrote the film alongside Jared Bush (“Zootopia”), Pamela Ribon (“Samantha Who?” and “Bears”) and Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”).
Stay tuned for the release of the trailer. “Moana” is being released in theaters over Thanksgiving on Nov. 23.