Moana is a story about a little girl that discovers her special relationship with the ocean and this can be seen in the first teaser trailer. It detailed the whimsical world of Moana and she is featured as an adorable little toddler collecting shells. She does not know that the ocean is carefully playing with her.
The Japanese preview of the film focused on a much more serene setting compared to the American version which came out really lively and energetic with a dialogue voiced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for his character Maui. The Japanese version does not have that energy.
According to posts, animator Hayao Miyazaki displayed the essential characters of nature and spiritual connection when it comes to animation. Critics called the Japanese trailer an appropriate take that totally emulates the style of one of Japan's most beloved film makers.
At the end of the teaser trailer, Moana can be seen as a teenager ready to set sail on an adventure to save her people. Eventually she will meet Maui, a demigod, who will help her in her quest and fulfill her daring mission. Will Maui and Moana eventually save her people? What does the ocean have to do with the young teenager? It is an adventure that Disney lovers would need to see.
Dwayne Johnson is no stranger to loud and energetic voices. Recently, he has been busy building his empire based on his own personal character and attitude. He is reprising his role in Fast and Furious 8 together with Vin Diesel and the gang. Recently, Central Intelligence just hit theaters as a comedic take on the world of spies and sleuthing together with comedian Kevin Heart. For Johnson to play as a demigod using his voice for effect, his personality still shows through the animation.
Moana, played by Auli'i Cravalho, will hit cinemas in the United States on November 23, 2016.