In "Moana," Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming big-screen adventure, a spirited teenager named Moana (left) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. Along the way, she meets once-mighty demi-god Maui (right). Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, "Moana" sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.What's a demigod gotta do to impress the tough crowd of a young girl and her pig pal? How about magically transform into a pueo? That was pretty cool!

On June 12, Disney shared the official teaser trailer for "Moana," which comes out this Thanksgiving. It's very much a teaser in that it mostly focuses on Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) telling his own story to the unimpressed Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) and a pig. But there are flashes of the adventure ahead -- including Maui's cool transformation into that Hawaiian owl -- and we get a taste of the chill-but-catchy music, with songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa'i, and Mark Mancina.

Watch the teaser:
Maui seems like a lot of fun, but hopefully the next teaser focuses more on the title character.

Here's the official Disney 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," directed by Ron Clements and John Musker ("The Little Mermaid" "Aladdin," "The Princess & the Frog") will be released into U.S. theaters on November 23, 2016.

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Moana
PG2016
Based on 43 critics

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December 10, 2016
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