MOANA Returns On First Poster For Disney's Animated Sequel; Trailer Arrives Tomorrow

MOANA Returns On First Poster For Disney's Animated Sequel; Trailer Arrives Tomorrow MOANA Returns On First Poster For Disney's Animated Sequel; Trailer Arrives Tomorrow

Disney has announced that the first trailer for Moana 2 will be released online tomorrow, and in the meantime, we have a new promo image and first theatrical poster for you to have a look at...

By MarkCassidy - May 28, 2024 02:05 PM EST
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Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the first trailer for its upcoming animated sequel, Moana 2, will be released online tomorrow, and star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has taken to social media to share the first theatrical poster.

Johnson will reprise the role of shapeshifting Polynesian Demigod Maui, alongside Auli'i Cravalho, who will once again provide the voice of the title character.

The Moana sequel was originally envisioned as a Disney+ series, but studio execs were said to be so impressed with writer-director David G. Derrick Jr.'s work on the initial episodes that they decided to revamp his ideas for a single big-screen feature.

There is also a live-action remake of Moana in the works, which is currently set for a 2026 release. Johnson will return as Maui, but Cravalho will not be portraying her character.

Johnson recently revealed that an actress has been cast in the role, but has yet to be officially announced.

"One of the exciting things about that was actually finding our Moana and how exciting that has been. The global search to find our Moana -- which -- between you and I, we found her -- not gonna tell you yet. [It's] very exciting."

Cravalho said the following about her replacement last year.

"I cannot wait to help find the next actress to portray Moana’s courageous spirit, undeniable wit and emotional strength. I’m truly honored to pass this baton to the next young woman of Pacific Island descent, to honor our incredible Pacific peoples cultures and communities that help inspire her story. And I look forward to all the beautiful Pacific representations to come."

Check out the poster below, along with a new promo image giving us a first look at the sequel's slightly older take on Moana.


Walt Disney Animation Studios' epic animated musical Moana 2 takes audiences on an expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers. After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced.

Directed by Dave Derrick Jr. with music by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Grammy nominee Opetaia Foa'i, and three-time Grammy winner Mark Mancina (Lin-Manuel Miranda won't be returning), Moana 2 opens in theaters on November 27, 2024.

Were you a fan of Moana? Are you looking forward to the sequel? Drop us a comment down below, and be sure to check back for tomorrow's trailer.

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Batmangina - 5/28/2024, 2:48 PM
What's the over/under on this turning a profit?
Izaizaiza - 5/28/2024, 3:35 PM
@Batmangina - I would give this 100% chance of making a huge profit.
Batmangina - 5/28/2024, 3:39 PM
@Izaizaiza -
Apophis71 - 5/28/2024, 3:53 PM
@Batmangina - Estimated production budget of $150 would make break even around $375M...

...First film made $690M and over a billion hours of streaming last year on D+, makes it a fairly safe bet to turn a profit, that said don't think anything is 100% assured but....
Batmangina - 5/28/2024, 4:39 PM
@Apophis71 - Fair enough. I had no idea what kind of business the first one did - I'll be curious to see how this one plays out since it seems like Disney is in a death spiral.
Izaizaiza - 5/28/2024, 6:32 PM
@Batmangina - Maybe, I mean nothing is 100%, but the first one did good numbers, and I might be a little biased because my kids watched that thing hundreds of times
Batmangina - 5/28/2024, 7:47 PM
@Izaizaiza - I don't have kids and Moana isn't remotely in my ballpark of shit to watch, so I'm always surprised when a bunch of dudes go apeshit on a site dedicated primarily to guys in spandex punching each other in the face.

Plus, I want Disney to burn to the ground for taking the best cinematic universe in the history of history and ruining it along with Lucasfilm IP.
Urubrodi - 5/29/2024, 4:27 AM
@Batmangina - Sequel trilogy is indeed horrible, but there is still plenty of great Star Wars content from Disney era imo (e.g. Andor, Mandalorian, Ahsoka, Rogue One, Tales of the Jedi...). Plus, Lucasfilm is fairly independent in regards to the stories they are telling. Disney is not some evil overlord. Just a company like any other.
Izaizaiza - 5/29/2024, 9:49 AM
@Batmangina - Have they burned it to the ground? I think they just had a hard time figuring out what to do after they lost Iron Man, Captain America and Black Panther. In my opinion, they should have gone completely street level. As it is, they've had some hits and misses. Ant-Man 3 and the Marvels were garbage, but some of the Disney plus shows were okay. I hope this is more of a transition period into the next good run.

I don't really give a shit about Star Wars, but I thought the first two seasons of the mandalorian were some of the best stuff since The empire strikes back. I also hear that Andor is pretty good.

I'm curious what you think about this, but it seems to me like at least half of the anti-disney sentiment is coming from that dumb pu$$y who runs Florida.
Batmangina - 5/29/2024, 10:01 PM
@Izaizaiza - I agree that The Mandalorian teased me back in and then the double kick to the fanboy nuts of Obi Wan and Boba Fett was like goddamn - give me something new that actually felt like Star Wars in Mando and then just bend my childhood over and drill it with Obi Wan and Boba Fett.

They should have recast MBJ as Black Panther and made him the leader of the Avengers, never turned Wanda bad and stopped with the Chick Versions of everything after Captain Marvel (especially Brie as a person) soured everyone on the female shit rather than doubling down with America Chavez, She-Hulk and The Marvels. What a [frick]ing disaster.

My anti-Disney sentiment is borne purely out of their intentional disrespect of the source material and their repeated shitting on their audience.
Izaizaiza - 5/30/2024, 10:13 AM
@Batmangina - Fair enough. Boba Fett and obi wan certainly sucked.

I understand them not knowing what to do when Chadwick boseman suddenly died, and I actually thought Black Panther 2 was pretty good.... But there is a definite lack of Marvel's most popular characters in the MCU right now.

I don't mind a lot of the newer female characters, like Ms. Marvel, I just don't think they can carry a film
Batmangina - 5/30/2024, 3:05 PM
@Izaizaiza - While not my cup of tea, the gal playing Ms. Marvel would be perfect for a Team-Up show on D+ where she gets to meet and team up with a different MCU character each episode - make 6 episode seasons and establish her in the MCU and put some legitimacy into the [frick]ing thing by bringing in the Wasp or Hawkeye or whatever 2nd tier MCU MFers would do it for a paycheck.

If I was a tweener girl, Ms. Marvel would be the coolest [frick]ing thing ever. I'm not, so she isn't - but I can't fault the actress at all.
HammerLegFoot - 5/28/2024, 2:49 PM
Drace24 - 5/28/2024, 2:57 PM
The resting Dreamworks face on Moana is not giving me confidence.

Please don't [frick] this up, Disney!
VISIONaryNPa1 - 5/28/2024, 3:16 PM
@Drace24 - .......?
Drace24 - 5/28/2024, 3:45 PM
@VISIONaryNPa1 - *looks straight ahead and raises eyebrow*
Bokis - 5/29/2024, 2:37 AM
@Drace24 - That's the most aggressive Dreamworks face I've ever seen hahah
WhateverItTakes - 5/28/2024, 3:02 PM
Kadara - 5/28/2024, 3:28 PM
No white characters in this animated movie for children?? Disney has gone too woke 😂
NightEagle3 - 5/28/2024, 4:31 PM
@Kadara - What?! No white characters in a movie about Hawaiians and ancient Hawaiian Diety's?!

STFU. White people love to whine about how people of color are in their eyes "shoehorned" into everything but are the first to cry when they aren't somehow shoehorned into something 🤷🏿‍♀️🤷🏿‍♀️
Kadara - 5/28/2024, 5:21 PM
@NightEagle3 - You may have missed my sarcasm bud 😏
NightEagle3 - 5/28/2024, 5:24 PM
@Kadara - nah I got it. I just got upset because I know that's a legit form of bitching that's out there lol
Kadara - 5/28/2024, 5:26 PM
@NightEagle3 - Same for me man, on every post I'm like, oh shit, here we go again 😂
grouch - 5/28/2024, 6:26 PM
@Kadara - insecure much? noones said that anywhere, ever. lame attempt at a joke or whatever its supposed to be you're not deadpool dude, stop embarrasing yourself.
tylerzero - 5/28/2024, 3:31 PM
As someone born and raised in Hawaii, you'd think I'd have a greater appreciation for Moana. Yet, it was forever before I finally watched it once on streaming a few years back and never bothered with it again.

The point I'm trying to make? Well...

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Origame - 5/28/2024, 3:32 PM
Ha. We haven't even gotten bts of the remake.

God I hope that film was silently shut down.
Slotherin - 5/28/2024, 5:31 PM
@Origame - hopefully... It just seems so damn pointless.
Don't get me wrong, many remakes and sequels are pointless besides the search for more money... But not much time has even passed...
Origame - 5/28/2024, 6:06 PM
@Slotherin - exactly. They're acting like this is what the kids who grew up on the little mermaid grew up on.

I don't even think the kids who originally say it are old enough to understand nostalgia.
Slotherin - 5/28/2024, 8:42 PM
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grouch - 5/28/2024, 3:33 PM
altered her face and starring the rock? nah..
Urubrodi - 5/29/2024, 4:30 AM
@grouch - It's almost like she got older and he was already the voice of one of the main characters...
Izaizaiza - 5/28/2024, 3:33 PM
I almost have PTSD from the first film, as my kids watched it about 300 times. Please Jesus let them be old enough not to care very much about this one.

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narrow290 - 5/28/2024, 3:41 PM
@Izaizaiza - Hahaha SAME
Apophis71 - 5/28/2024, 3:58 PM
@Izaizaiza - Probably still will want to watch it, but hopefully past the point of having it on a loop constantly :D
Arthorious - 5/28/2024, 6:04 PM
@Izaizaiza - right there with you. My daughters recite the movie from start to finish. Gonna have to change channels real quick if a commercial pops up.
Izaizaiza - 5/28/2024, 6:34 PM
@Arthorious @narrow290 I mean, I enjoyed it the first time , but after a while those songs would not stop playing in my head
Izaizaiza - 5/28/2024, 6:35 PM
@Apophis71 - Yeah, I will definitely check it out once. Now they are old enough that I can insist they wear headphones
narrow290 - 5/29/2024, 9:49 AM
@Izaizaiza - " its time to kick your hynie" that damn crab!
Izaizaiza - 5/29/2024, 10:04 AM
@narrow290 - 🤣
marvel72 - 5/28/2024, 4:23 PM
Never watched the first movie and guess what?

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