See New Poster for Disney’s ‘Moana’ Ahead of Trailer Release


Moana Poster

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:


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, 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.


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Written by Lauren Huff

Lauren Huff is a film and awards geek. When she's not writing about film and the industry, she's drinking coffee, reading mystery novels or hanging out with her husband and stinking-cute puppy. She's reported from the red carpets of Austin Film Festival, SXSW and various film premieres. Her work has appeared in several outlets, including Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, Us Weekly and more.

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