The Olympics Games is now in full swing in Rio, and with a global TV audience of billions it’s a goldmine as far as advertising is concerned. Which is why Disney decided to release a new bit of footage in the form of a TV spot, in the midst of US broadcaster NBC’s Games coverage. It’s a short one, but does give us a fair amount of new scenes from the animated adventure set on the Polynesian high seas.

Here’s the official summary: “From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film 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 once-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.

Jemaine Clement also voices Tamatoa, Rachel House lends her voice to Gramma Tala, Temuera Morrison voices Moana’s father, Chief Tui, Nicole Scherzinger is Moana’s mother, Sina, and Alan Tudyk is behind the voice of Heihei. The roster of characters also includes the Kakamora, an intense team of crazy, coconut-armored pirates who will stop at nothing to get what they want, and PUA, Moana’s loyal pet pig with puppy energy and an innocent puppy brain.

Moana is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess & the Frog) and produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band).”

“Moana” premieres 23rd November.



  1. gwen10

    9th August 2016 @ 5:28 pm

    and features songs written by my current favorite songwriter-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda. I think he sung in it too, coz the song at the end sounds like him…

  2. Wai

    12th August 2016 @ 1:01 pm

    gwen10: That’s the “Hamilton” dude, right. I heard it’s huge. Not exactly my cuppa tea, though.

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