The trailer for Moana is finally here and it gives us a sneak peek into the adventure that awaits Disney‘s first Polynesian princess. In it, we meet Maui (Dwayne Johnson), an inked-up demigod and are introduced to the princess herself, Moana, voiced by 14-year-old Auli’i Cravalho of Oahu.
Set in the islands of Oceania in the South Pacific, Polynesians were once some of the greatest explorers, but they suddenly stopped sailing for about 1,000 years. Now, the adventurous Moana has set sail into the unknown to prove herself as a master way finder and to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest.
This movie is supposedly going to be the next Frozen because John Musker and Ron Clements, the directors behind Disney’s 2009 The Princess and the Frog, are behind Moana. Not convinced? Just listen to the music in the trailer. Catchy, right? Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda; who has won a Tony, Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize and also composed the broadway show everyone is talking about, Hamilton; co-wrote the score for Moana alongside Opetaia Foaʻi of New Zealand Pacific-fusion band Te Vaka, and Tarzan co-composer Mark Mancina. So prepare to let go of “Let It Go” because there’s a new song that’s going to be stuck in your head all the time.
Watch from 1:00 to 1:08 for some dream-like ocean scenes (featuring dolphins!)
Moana is set to be released on Nov. 23.