It’s certainly pleasing to see Disney make good on their promise to place female characters more prominently in their features. Their forthcoming animated film, Moana, places 14 year-old Auli’i Cravalho alongside the mighty Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and throws them headlong into a world populated with South Pacific myths and legends. We’ve seen some of the film so far and it looks incredible.

We were also lucky enough to speak to producer Osnat Shurer about the epic task of bringing Moana to the big screen.

RELATED: What we saw of Moana – footage report.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new feature film “Moana” is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to become a wayfinder, save her people and discover her own identity.

Here’s the new movie clip out today, with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson crooning near the schooners.

Moana hoves into UK cinemas on the 2nd of December, 2016.


For centuries, the greatest sailors in the world masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, 3,000 years ago, their voyages stopped for a millennium – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auli?i Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.