‘Moana 2’ Teaser: Disney Sequel To Hit Theaters This November

Moana 2 is coming, and a lot sooner than you think. Disney’s earnings call today was the place for a new teaser for the sequel. It’s a brief piece of footage revealing a shot of the island and the titular heroine calling out with a conch. We also hear the familiar laugh of the demigod Maui, voiced in the previous movie by Dwayne Johnson.

Here’s the kicker: Moana 2 will hit theaters on November 27th of this year.

You may recall that back in 2020 we learned of a Moana TV series set for Disney+. It was supposed to arrive in 2023, but Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that it has been retooled into a feature film.

This is NOT the same project as the live-action Moana remake that will also feature Johnson.

David Derrick Jr., a storyboard artist on Raya and the Last Dragon and Encanto, will direct the film. While Lin-Manuel Miranda won’t return as composer, new music will be composed by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, along with nominee Opetaia Foa’i, and Grammy winner Mark Mancina.

It’s unclear if previous stars Auliʻi Cravalho, who recently starred in Mean Girls, and Dwayne Johnson will return.

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