"Moana" focuses on the titular girl, who is describes as "a sea-voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators." When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey to save them. The film will also include demigods and spirits taken from real mythology.
The movie will be co-directed by John Musker and Ron Clement, who worked together on some of the studio's most iconic animated titles, including "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," and the more recent "The Princess and the Frog." They describe "Moana" as a "Polynesian musical," and John Musker confirmed that song would play a crucial role in the movie, telling the site that "animation and music go along together."
While reports speculated that "Moana" could be illustrated in a 2D/3D combo-style animation, like the Oscar-winning short film "Paperman," Musker said that the technology just wasn't advanced enough to apply that style to a feature-length film yet. Still, with Musker and Clement's co-directing the movie, it should look good no matter what form of animation it adopts."Moana" doesn't have a specific release date yet, but is confirmed that the year will be 2018.