Disney's much-anticipated new animated feature Moana, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as demi-god Maui, is sailing across screens throughout the US. From the trailers, we can see Moana is a spectacular visual feast and an audiovisual homage to the beautiful islands of the South Pacific.
True to the Islands
As in Disney's Frozen, the team who worked on this film has stayed true to the culture of its locations. The South Pacific Islands take center stage under the helm of Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, and Chris Williams. Musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda also traveled on location to some gorgeous islands in the Pacific to gain inspiration for his music.
A New Disney Classic
We can't wait to see what Disney has in store for us this time in terms of plot and story. As far as characters, visual treats, the capturing of a culture and musical numbers, we think Moana is already a masterpiece.