- Moana 2 is releasing in theatres worldwide on 27th November 2024.
- Disney has shown off a short teaser trailer and a first look image of the upcoming animated musical.
- It will see Moana and Maui return for another sea-spanning voyage, this time with a new cast of characters to join them.
As if from nowhere, Walt Disney chief executive Bob Iger has revealed the release date of Moana 2, sequel to the 2016 film starring Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson that scored over $600 million at the box office.
“Moana remains an incredibly popular franchise,” said Iger, “and we can’t wait to give you more of Moana and Maui when ‘Moana 2’ comes to theatres this November.” According to an announcement from Disney, Moana 2 will be released in theatres worldwide on 27th November 2024.
The sequel has been confirmed to be a musical like the original film. In terms of the story, the film will see Moana and Maui on another voyage across the sea, this time with a new cast of characters to accompany them. Alongside a new trailer of Moana 2, Disney issued a first-look image showing Moana, Maui and the new cast, alongside chicken Heihei and piglet Pua.
They are all looking upon a magical whale shark as it glides along bioluminescent plankton.
“After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced,” is how Disney is describing the upcoming film.
It will be directed by Dave Derrick Jr. who also helmed the much-memed Megamind, Raya and the Last Dragon, and the rat and sewage classic Flushed Away. It will feature music by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Grammy nominee Opetaia Foa’i, and three-time Grammy winner Mark Mancina.
Disney has also released a very short teaser trailer for Moana 2, which is more of an announcement. It shows the main character on an island beach, sounding a conch horn. Cravalho and Johnson are expected to reprise their voice roles.
Johnson in particular has also confirmed he will reprise the role of Maui in an upcoming live-action remake of the first film. That project has yet to enter production.
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