I don’t cry (lie), but if I did, the clip below from Disney’s Moana (November 23, 2016) would have been the point I did cry (truth) during the 2015 Disney D23 Expo Disney animation presentation. Featuring the now obligatory toddler version of the film’s protagonist, the clip below from Walt Disney Japan introduces us to the magical relationship Moana develops with the ocean.
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped — and no one today knows why.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.
Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker, Moana sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.