Each of Disney’s previous trailers for Moana has filled in a piece of the puzzle: Demigod Maui, whose legend is written in his full-body tattoos; Moana, equally blessed by her unique friendship with the ocean; and the whole ocean of bad awaiting them, including the adorable/terrifying kakamora and what would seem to be the movie’s villain, a terrifying lava monster. The latest trailer, the longest yet, combines all of those elements and more to give us the most complete preview of the film.
We get some context for the various one-liners between Maui and Moana, as well as a sense of the stakes and the different magics and legends at play… including an endless drop to the Realm of Monsters. Check it out:
The official synopsis:
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped—and no one knows why.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Moana sails into theaters November 23.