What little we know about Disney’s upcoming animated feature, Moana, courtesy of Bleeding Cool:
We’re a long way out from Moana, with its release unlikely to happen before 2018. The look of the film could change an awful lot in the meantime, and that’s always worth bearing in mind.
And the story could change too, so for now, I’ll sit on most of the fine detail I have about this film’s narrative. I will tell you, though, that it’s an epic, or even mythic, adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific.
The lead character, Moana Waialiki is the only daughter of a Chief in a long line of navigators. She’s really a bit of nerd, but a nerd about sea voyaging, and when her family need her help, she sets off on an epic journey. Some of the other characters are demi-gods and spirits drawn from real mythology.
I think Moana is shaping up to be really quite tremendous. Stay tuned for more… over the next five years or so.
Disneywikia.com has a little more about the film, specifically about the directors and the animation style:
Moana will be John Musker and Ron Clement’s first fully computer-animated film. Although initially rumoured to be made in hand-drawn/computer-animated technique introduced with Disney’s short film Paperman, Musker said that it is “far too early to apply the Paperman hybrid technique to a feature. The Meander digital in-betweening interface still has a host of production issues (including color) that need to be perfected.”
Sounds pretty cool, eh?
Keep up to date on all of the new Moana info via TWO different Tumblrs dedicated to the film: Disney Moana and Moana Fan Blog.