Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed their next animated feature, Moana. The studio describes it as “a sweeping, CG-animated comedy adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest.”
The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters in late 2016 and will be directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker who have previously directed Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and other Disney classics.
“Creating Moana is one of the great thrills of our career,” Clements said in the press release. “It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.”
During the course of her adventure, Moana, a born navigator teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to travel across the ocean on an action-packed voyage in which they encounter enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
“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.”