‘Moana’ Sets Sail on a Sea of Troubles in New Trailer


Disney has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming seafaring adventure Moana, revealing more of the heroine’s high-stakes journey and the obstacles in her way — like Maui’s ego problem, or a giant lava monster, or the coconut-armor-clad Kakamora pirates! We also get to see more of Moana’s unique relationship with the ocean, Maui’s superhuman abilities, and Heihei the rooster (voiced by Alan Tudyk).

So far, no sign of the giant crab voiced by Jemaine Clement… maybe next trailer?

Moana is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess & the Frog), produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band), and features music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i. The voice cast is lead by Auli’i Cravalho as Moana and Dwayne Johnson as Maui, with Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk.


Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why.

Moana is about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.