Aloha my wonderful merfolk!
On Sunday the 12th of June, the first Moana teaser trailer was released and boy, did the internet explode; especially the twitterverse.
For those of you who missed it, here is the trailer!
Okay, for those of you who don’t know anything about Moana, I’ll give you all a little background information first:
In ancient Oceania in the South Pacific, the young Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) is a born navigator who sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her journey, she teams up with her hero and legendary demi-god Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson). The film is set to be released in the UK on the 2nd of December 2016, according to IMDB.
So, what are my first impressions?
Well, as per usual, Disney animation have released a trailer that, in theory, shows us non of the footage from the actual movie. I like this idea and kind of always have. I hate seeing trailers that show parts of the movie that turn out to be the only good parts of the movie. Not that this happens regularly with Disney or Pixar movies. I do like the fact the animators go that one step further in order to bring in their audience – creating separate and special content.
The teaser trailer shows Maui, a demi-god, telling his own story to Moana, and a pig. The pig is cute, very cute. Okay, moving on. He explains that Maui slows down the sun, battles monsters and pulled islands out of the sea with his magic fish hook. He also talks to his tattoos (which I’ve read are all hand drawn and not created using CGI effects).
I like Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Maui, however, the only problem is that I know it is Dwane Johnson. Even if I hadn’t read it anywhere, his voice is so well known and familiar that it may be hard to immerse myself into the movie and to believe his character. However, I like Dwayne Johnson so I’d be more than willing to try.
The teaser trailer has peaked my interest and I can’t wait for more trailers to be released for this movie!
Roll on December 2nd!
a mermaid be waiting for you, in mysterious fathoms below