Disney has released a new Japanese trailer for Moana, which, to be fair, isn’t so much a trailer as a short film – and there’s nothing wrong in that. It’s utterly cute, and, as with the Finding… [place fish name here] films prove, CGI and tropical waters were made for each other. Whether it’s just a long clip from the finished film or a specially shot piece isn’t yet clear.
Moana is a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager,Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho), who sails off on a daring mission to save her people. She 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.
Moana is released in the UK on 2 December. There’s more on Moana in the latest issue of MyM magazine.