"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
---Walter Elias Disney

Monday, August 8, 2016

82 Days: The New Moana Trailer ROCKS!!!

We got an HD antennae and began receiving network TV again (after cutting the cable a few month back) so we could watch the Olympics. Turns out we got to see the premier of Disney's new Moana trailer last night as an added bonus! If you haven't seen it, go watch it now. I'll wait.......

The big dude is Maui. He has a magic fish hook.
OK, see? Isn't that cool? I've been stoked for this movie since it was announced. Moana is the story of a Polynesian girl re-learning her cultures seafaring skills after many years of being island-bound. It's based on a bit of fact. The Pacific Islanders were excellent open sea navigators, able to cross vast distances without compass, chart or chronograph. The Pacific is full of little islands and these dudes could find them after crossing sometimes hundreds of miles of open sea. Then, mysteriously, they stopped. No one knows why they quit traveling. That mystery triggers Moana's quest. She is joined by a demigod named Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), who is a Disney-fied version of a real Polynesian mythological character attributed with raising the Hawaiian Islands from the sea.

There's so much to love about this film. There's NO SNOW! It takes place in a setting Disney has explored in many ways, the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction and Polynesian Resort to name two, but not in an animated feature. The story is fresh, the character of Moana looks to be a great role model, the music sounds wonderful and The Rock appears to be having the ham-it-up time of his life. With a release date right around Thanksgiving later this year, I'm hoping it hits it big. I know I'll be one of the first in line.

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