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Moana trailer sets sail on an epic adventure

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Disney

Disney’s next big wave is gaining some major height.

The newest look at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming 3D musical film, Moana, has been revealed in a brand new trailer that dropped Thursday morning. 

In the trailer, titular heroine Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) amps up her quest to prove herself a master wayfinder by tracking down a fallen demigod named Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and locating an ancient island. A narrator warns that a “great danger” threatens the peaceful island Moana and her family calls home, and legend tells of a hero who will journey to find Maui and save them all. Together, the pair embark on an adventure filled with nefarious creatures (some of which look deceptively cute), wide open seas, and deep dives into something called the “Realm of Monsters.” 

The film comes from Disney directing legends Ron Clements and John Musker (the pair responsible for The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, among other classics) and features a score by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina.

Moana is due in theaters on Nov. 23.