Disney’s ‘Moana’ Just Released Its First Footage

Disney Animated Adventure

To celebrate the New Year, Disney Channel has released the first footage from the animation studio’s upcoming adventure, Moana, which gives us a closer look at both the titular character and the once powerful demi-god she teams up with, Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson.

A new Disney princess from the South Pacific will be voiced by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, a 14-year old native of Oahu, Hawaii. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ second animated feature of 2016 also stars Alan Tudyk (Zootopia).

Moana opens in theaters November 23rd, 2016. Watch the quick sneak peek below.

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.