Walt Disney Animation Studios new 2016 release, Moana

Walt Disney Animation Studios Moana large

A new CG-animated movie from Disney is set to arrive in 2016.

Today Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans about their new CG-animated movie called 'Moana', an adventure comedy about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest.

The plot goes like this: 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.

The movie is to be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin). 

When speaking of the new project Clements said: 'John 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.'

Musker also commented saying: '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."

The below concept image is all the studio are giving away at this moment in time. It appears to take from a Hawaiian influence. Right-click and open the image in a new tab/window to view a larger size.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Moana large

Thanks, Comingsoon.net.

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