Moana 2" is set to hit theaters on November 27, according to an announcement by Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Originally planned as a TV series, the movie follows Moana on a perilous mission across the far seas
of Oceania, responding to a call from her ancestors.
The film promises "an adventure unlike anything she's ever faced," keeping the spirit of the popular Moana franchise alive.
Disney CEO Bob Iger expressed excitement about continuing the Moana story, stating, "Moana remains an incredibly popular franchise, and we can't wait to
give you more of Moana and Maui."
"Moana 2" will be directed by Dave Derrick Jr. and feature music by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow, Emily Bear, Mark Mancina, and Grammy nominee Opetaia F
While no details about the voice cast were provided, the first Moana film was a massive success, grossing over $680 million globally and accumulating ove
r 1 billion streaming hours on Disney+.
Dwayne Johnson is also working on a live-action version of "Moana" for Disney, adding to the franchise's expansion.
Film critic Brian Truitt praised the original Moana for its music, co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and highlighted the "refreshing" title character, Mo
ana, in his review.
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