TFNY: Disney ‘Moana’ Dolls by Hasbro First Look

'Moana' Dolls from HasbroHasbro offered the world its first look at upcoming dolls in support of Disney’s Moana (November 23, 2016). The image shown here came from Hasbro’s investors day presentation, one day before the New York International Toy Fair is slated to begin. Pictured here are dolls representing Moana herself as well as Maui.

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: ‘Moana’ Press Conference with Star Auli’i Cravalho

Earlier this week, Walt Disney Animation Studios held a press conference in Hawaii to introduce Auli’i Cravalho, the star of its upcoming animated film, Moana (November 23, 2016). The company provided us with some stills as well as some footage from the event which also included co-directors Ron Clements and John Musker, all of which you can find embedded below.

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.

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Disney ‘Moana’ New Concept Art in High Resolution

'Moana'Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with high resolution versions of recently released art from its upcoming film, Moana (November 23, 2016), including the first look image seen here. The newly released concept art can be seen in our gallery embedded below.

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.

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WATCH: Disney ‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Casting Featurette

'Moana'Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the casting of 14 year old Hawaiian Auli’i Cravalho as the voice of the title role in their upcoming film, Moana (November 23, 2016). A featurette making the announcement has been embedded below.

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.

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Title Treatment

'Moana' Title TreatmentWalt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with the newly released title treatment for their upcoming film, Moana (November 23, 2016).

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.

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Disney ‘Moana’ Updated Concept Art Shows Finer Details (Hi-Res)

Disney 'Moana' Concept ArtEarlier today, Disney D23 made announcements on behalf of Walt Disney Animation Studios for their panels and presentations at the upcoming D23 Expo. Included with the release were several images for upcoming projects, including one for Moana (November 23, 2016). What we unfortunately didn’t realize at first was that the accompanying artwork — while similar to the original concept art released for the film — has been updated with much finer detail with the lead characters, who have been repositioned on the boat. In addition, the artwork displayed on the sails has also been updated. An image showing comparisons between the two is included below.

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Updated Synopsis Adds Intrigue

'Moana'Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with an updated official synopsis for their upcoming film Moana (November 23, 2016), starring the vocal (and singing) talents of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The new synopsis is as follows:

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.

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CONFIRMED: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to Star in Disney’s ‘Moana’

'Moana'Confirming recent reports that he was in talks to voice a starring role in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana (2016), former WWE superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson took to Twitter to announce that he will be assuming the role of Maui.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. A born navigator, Moana sets sail from the ancient South Pacific islands of Oceania in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker, Moana arrives in theaters in late 2016.

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ABC Family Secures Network Premiere Rights to G-Force, Christmas Carol and Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Burbank, CA (April 9, 2009) – ABC Family has acquired a slate of theatricals including several network television premieres as part of an agreement with Disney-ABC Domestic Television. The network will air the network television premieres of the Walt Disney Pictures 3-D films “G-Force,” from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, in theaters this summer, and “A Christmas Carol,” starring Jim Carrey, to be released in theaters this November. The package also includes the network television premiere of “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” and second position windows for the studio’s two recent films, “Race to Witch Mountain” and “Bedtime Stories.”

“Beverly Hills Chihuahua” is tentatively scheduled to make its network television premiere on ABC Family in 2010, “G-Force” in 2011 and “A Christmas Carol” in 2012. “Bedtime Stories” and “Race to Witch Mountain” will both tentatively mark their runs on the network in 2012.
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Disney DVD Roundup for March 31, 2009 – Hannah Montana, Handy Manny, Baby Einstein & More

Here’s a look at some DVDs set to hit the shelves Tuesday, March 31.

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