Set Sail With the First ‘Moana’ Poster, Disney to Debut Teaser Trailer on Sunday
Somehow — in between working out, reading scripts, and filming Fast 8 and Jumanji — Dwayne Johnson finds time to share updates and sneak peeks from his upcoming films with his sizable fan base. Today’s Rock-sclusive is the first official poster for Disney’s Moana, the animated musical adventure featuring the voices of Johnson (obviously) and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho. And in case you were wondering when we might see the first teaser, Johnson’s got you covered there, too.
The actor debuted the first poster for Moana on Twitter, where he also revealed that Disney will release the official teaser trailer for the animated project on Sunday, June 12:
Moana stars Oahu native Auli’i Cravalho in the title role of an ambitious young navigator who lives in the ancient South Pacific land known as Oceania. She teams up with her hero, a jovial demi-god known as Maui (Johnson), to set sail in search of a legendary island, encountering mythological creatures and mystical lands along the way.
Disney’s latest animated adventure was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid), and co-stars Alan Tudyk and Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo. Speaking of which, Lin-Manuel Miranda developed original songs for Moana, and it seems like he’s really cementing his relationship with Disney after collaborating with J.J. Abrams on the new cantina song in The Force Awakens — he’s also set to star opposite Emily Blunt in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.
Moana hits theaters on November 23. Be sure to check back here on Sunday for the first teaser trailer.