Disney has introduced a sequel to Moana, which shall be launched in theatres on November 27.
Bob Iger, the corporate’s CEO, introduced the information on CNBC forward of Disney’s first quarter fiscal 2024 earnings report. The second Moana was initially deliberate as a tv collection however was was a characteristic movie after Iger was impressed with the footage.
“Moana stays an extremely standard franchise,” Iger stated in an announcement.” We won’t wait to present you extra of Moana and Maui when Moana 2 involves theatres this November.”
In response to Disney, Moana 2 will take audiences on an “expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers. After receiving an surprising name from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana should journey to the far seas of Oceania and into harmful, long-lost waters for an journey not like something she’s ever confronted.”
Dave Derrick Jr. is directing the sequel, which may have music from Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, in addition to Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina, who collaborated on the unique movie. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created the songs “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome,” isn’t more likely to return with contemporary materials for the sequel.
Moana was a success for Disney, grossing greater than $680 million on the field workplace. The animated musical was given contemporary life on Disney+ final 12 months, with 1 billion hours of streaming.
Iger’s choice to launch Moana 2 in theatres comes after Disney’s disappointing field workplace efficiency in 2023. Disney Animation’s Wishjoined a prolonged checklist of flops, together with The Marvels, Haunted Mansion, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Pixar’s Elemental struggled at first however ultimately grossed $496 million globally.
Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced Moana within the 2016 movie, is slated to return for the animated sequel. Nonetheless, she won’t reprise her function because the title character within the live-action adaptation, although she’s going to function an govt producer.
“I imagine it’s completely important that casting precisely represents the characters and tales we need to inform,” she stated final Could on Instagram. “I can not wait to seek out the following actress to painting Moana’s brave spirit, simple wit and emotional power.”