Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced its new film, “Moana”. Moana, the title character, will be Disney’s first Polynesian princess. In theaters on November 23, 2016, the film is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker who also directed “The Little Mermaid”, “The Princess and the Frog‘, and “Aladdin”.
“Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”
According to the Disney blog, the film is set 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.”
The legendary demi-god Maui is voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
As a fan of the “non-traditional” princess (like Mulan), I am very excited about this new film. Add in my planned family vacation to Aulani this summer, and my interest is soaring! What do you think of the new princess? Are you excited for this new film too?