There are only few weeks left before Big Hero 6 will hit the scenes, yet the Walt Disney Animation Studios are already looking ahead to their upcoming project Moana, which we’ll probably see in the late 2016. The Studios describes the movie as “a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest.” The filming will be held by two notable and very-well known Disney crafters, the Oscar-nominated duo of Ron Clements and John Musker , previously known for The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and The Princess and the Frog. Moana will be their first attempt in a Computer Graphic animation project.
The images you can see in this article are taken from the very first concept art available to the public. Here’s the movie official synopsis:
“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.”
Ron Clements: “John and I have partnered on so many films—from The Little Mermaid to Aladdin to The Princess and the Frog,” said Clements in a statement. “Creating Moana is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.”
John Musker: “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.”
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