Moana 2 | Teaser trailer released for Disney sequel

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A sequel to hit Disney musical Moana arrives in November. Take a look at the first Moana 2 trailer.

Though Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has a string successful films to his name, few have embedded themselves in the public consciousness like Disney musical Moana. The film was a critical and commercial success upon its release in 2016. In fact, the biggest surprise is that it has taken this long for a sequel to materialize.

The first film follows the titular girl as she teams up with demigod Maui to stop a curse he accidentally unleashed.

A live-action remake is also in the works. While Johnson will reprise his role, Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced the titular character, will not return for the live-action version. Original screenwriter Jared Bush will return to pen the script together with Dana Ledoux Miller. The film is scheduled to be released on the 10th July 2026.

However, both Johnson and Cravalho are on board for Moana 2, which lands in UK cinemas on the 29th November, two days after the US release. Original directors Ron Musker and John Clements have handed reins over to Dave Derrick Jr, who is making his directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote. Lin Manuel-Miranda isn’t on musical duties either, the daunting task of following up his original soundtrack has been assigned to Abigal Barlow, Emily Bear, Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina.

The sequel began development in 2020 as a television series for Disney+. The decision was made to turn it into a feature film, which was announced earlier this year.

According to Variety, the synopsis reads as follows:

Moana 2 joins Moana and Maui three years later for an expansive new voyage alongside a crew of unlikely seafarers. After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced.”

We’ll leave you with the first teaser trailer. You’re welcome.

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