'Moana,' Disney's 56th Animated Feature Film, Will Hit Theaters in late 2016
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
Said co-director Ron Clements:
"John [Musker, co-director] and I have partnered on so many films - from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘Aladdin’ to ‘The Princess and the Frog.’ Creating ‘Moana’ is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania."
Continued John Musker:
"Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself. She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences."