Yesterday Disney Animation Studios announced plans for CG-animated comedy adventure Moana, a story about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfil her ancestor’s quest, planning for a cinematic release for the film in late 2016, with the duo of Ron Clements and John Musker to direct the film. Previous Disney films that Clements and Musker have worked on include The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and The Frog.
The plot for Disney’s Moana is as follows:
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage in which they encounter enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds, and ancient folklore.
John Musker on working on the Moana project:
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.
Ron Clements added:
John and I have partnered on so many films from The Little Mermaid to Aladdin to The Princess and The Frog. Creating Moana is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.
Think some people will be disappointed that it’s a CG-animation that Disney are going with here for Moana, but they have been going in the right direction in getting that Disney Renaissance vibe back with the last few films like Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen.