Movie News: Disney’s Newest Leading Lady, ‘Moana’

"Moana" introduces a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. She meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.


Lots of Disney news is being revealed at the D23 Expo being held at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend. One of the most anticipated pieces of news is learning more about the newest Disney leading lady, Moana. Dwayne Johnson surprised guests at the D23 Expo during Friday’s presentation of Moana.



This island adventure stars Dwayne Johnson, who will play the strong demi-god Maui. John Musker and Ron Clements are the directors for the film, while producer Osnat Shurer is producing it, which makes for a dynamic and strong team. A sneak peak of what fans can expect was revealed during this presentation, as well as the plans for the music. Having been a fan of Disney’s music and storytelling, I can only imagine how amazing the final product will turn out.

The movie focuses on the tale of a teenager, Moana, and her journey to becoming a master wayfinder. She is strong, independent, and adventurous. Seeing how Disney did a marvelous job portraying a pair a strong ladies in Frozen, there is no doubt that Moana will prove to be nothing but fearless and spirited. This strong-willed teenager sets out on a quest to fulfill what her ancestors could not and with the help of Maui, this voyage will be quite the daring adventure.

Moana hits theaters on November 23, 2016.

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