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Marlon West: Beyond the Effects of Frozen

I have recently sat down with Marlon West, who is the Head of Effects Animation for the upcoming Frozen II. He has served in the role for the first Frozen and Moana. West has worked on several Disney films over the years including The Princess and the Frog, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The Lion King.

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Moana Comes To Home Video Beginning in February!

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is coming to home video with a fleet of extras including a new Moana mini-movie and the theatrical short, Inner Workings.

Moana will be available in Digital HD on February 21st and on Blu-ray and DVD on March 7th. Follow the jump for a complete list of bonus material (and yes, even the DVD has an audio commentary track).

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Moana’s Progressiveness Results in Magic

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Moana (Auli’I Cravalho) helps Maui (Dwayne Johnson) reunite with his magical weapon from the gods: a giant fishhook that allows him to shape-shift.

Moana is story of a young pacific islander woman who yearns. While understanding her rightful duty to one day lead and guide her people given that she the chief’s daughter, the possibility of what lies beyond her island across the great wavy sapphire expansion drives Moana’s (Auli’I Cravalho) curiosity on a daily basis. When her homeland becomes sickly for unexplained reasons, Moana’s grandmother not-so-subtly nudges her to answer the call of the ocean and become the explorer she knows she is in her heart. Continue reading Moana’s Progressiveness Results in Magic

Modesty Clip: Maui Sings His Own Praises In Moana!

DWAYNE JOHNSON (HBO’s “Ballers,” “Central Intelligence”) voices MAUI—half god, half mortal, all awesome. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
DWAYNE JOHNSON voices MAUI—half god, half mortal, all awesome. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Maui, the demigod who teams up with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ title character Moana, is not the shy and retiring sort – nor does he lack self-esteem.

Check out the ‘You’re Welcome’ clip from Moana (Dwayne Johnson sings! Maybe I should have led with that…).

Moana premieres on November 23rd. The clip follows the jump.

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I Did Not See That Coming Trailer: Moana!

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A teenager seeking her own identity and an egocentric demigod face impossible odds to save her people.

Auli’i Cravalho voices Moana and Dwayne Johnson voices the demigod, Maui in the new film by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Moana opens on November 23rd. Check out a new trailer after the jump.

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New Poster: Moana!

In "Moana," Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming big-screen adventure, a spirited teenager named Moana (left) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. Along the way, she meets once-mighty demi-god Maui (right). Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, "Moana" sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
“Moana,” Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Walt disney animation Studios has released a new poster for its upcoming film Moana, starring Dwayne Johnson as the demigod Maui and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as the title character.

Check it out after the break.

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Olympian Spot: Moana!

In "Moana," Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming big-screen adventure, a spirited teenager named Moana (left) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. Along the way, she meets once-mighty demi-god Maui (right). Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, "Moana" sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) and Maui (Dwayne Johnson). Moana sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

The tale of Moana – an adventurous teenager who seeks to learn her identity and save her people – with the aid of demigod Maui, Moana has a special, extended TV spot – with some new footage – created just for the Olympics.

Check it out after the break. Moana stars Dwayne Johnson and auli’i Cravalho and premieres on November 23rd.

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Disney Unveils Character Art For Moana!

In "Moana," Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming big-screen adventure, a spirited teenager named Moana (left) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. Along the way, she meets once-mighty demi-god Maui (right). Featuring Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli'i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, and Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, "Moana" sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
“Moana,” ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Walt Disney Animation Studios has released character art and descriptions for the main characters in its next release, the story the adventures of a mortal girl and a demigod, Moana.

Moana will be in theaters on November 23rd. Follow the jump for the new character art.

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Hawaiian 14-Year Old Wins Starring Role In Disney’s Moana!

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” has found her voice following a worldwide search to cast the film’s title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in the big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder. “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. Photo by: Hugh E. Gentry. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” has found her voice in native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14. “Moana” is in U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. Photo by: Hugh E. Gentry. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in Moana, the big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.

Check out the video introduction to the young actor following the jump. Moana opens on November 23, 2016. For more, follow the jump.

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Disney Floats Moana!

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Moana, ‘a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest, is scheduled to be the late winter, 2016, release from the Walt Disney animation Studios.

Rod Clements and John Musker – of Aladdian and The Princess and the Frog – are directing the project about Moana, a born navigator who sets sail in search of a legendary island.

Details follow the jump.

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