With as good of a roll Disney has been on lately, I’ve seen many people joke along the lines of “I will push children out of the way to see this” and for the first time, I completely agree. While this newest trailer gives away a bit more Moana than I’d like (as we see what’s most likely the climax), it only confirms there’s a substance underneath all of its gorgeous animation.
Either way this goes, I’m all in. Moana features Disney’s first Polynesian princess (debuting Auli’i Cravalho) as she fights to save her people with the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and to top it all off, Disney Animation did a great deal of research (speaking to scientists, historians, and the like) to make sure it’s a true portrait of the South Pacific.
Moana releases November 23rd, and I’ll be pushing kids out of the way to see it.