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The first official trailer for Moana 2 has been released, promising more music, magic, and adventure for the titular heroine. Three years since her first voyage, Moana is on an expansive journey in search of people beyond the shores of Motunui. Joined by Maui and a brand-new crew, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania for an adventure unlike anything she has ever faced. The sequel was announced by Disney in February with a release date of November 27, and the original film’s star, Auliʻi Cravalho, confirmed she would reprise her role as Moana in the new installment.

In addition to Cravalho, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will return as the lovable demigod Maui, and Alan Tudyk will reprise his role as Moana’s pet rooster, Heihei. Johnson shared photos of his daughter Jasmine accompanying him to a recording session for Moana 2, expressing his love for fatherhood and how his daughters inspire him. Originally, Johnson and Cravalho were set to reunite for a Moana television series, but Disney decided the project would work better as a film. Disney CEO Bob Iger expressed that the decision was made after being impressed by the project and believing it deserved a theatrical release.

Moana 2 is written and directed by David G. Derrick Jr., with the original film being written by Jared Bush and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. The decision to release it as a film was made due to the success and continued popularity of the original Moana, which surpassed 1 billion minutes of viewing on Disney+ in 2023. The sequel is highly anticipated by fans of the original film, and the trailer has generated excitement for the new installment. Moana 2 is set to sail into theaters on November 27, promising a new adventure for Moana and her crew as they journey into dangerous, long-lost waters.

The trailer for Moana 2 showcases the vibrant animation and captivating storytelling that made the original film a success. With new characters and locations to explore, Moana’s next adventure promises to be even more thrilling and visually stunning. The return of the original voice cast, including Cravalho and Johnson, adds to the anticipation for the sequel. Fans of the first Moana film are eagerly awaiting the release of the new installment and are excited to see where Moana’s journey takes her next. The film is expected to be a hit with audiences of all ages, continuing the legacy of the beloved Disney princess.

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