A "Moana" Sequel Was Just Announced, So Here's Your First Look At The Film

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On Wednesday, Disney announced a sequel to Moana is coming.

Screenshot from "Moana"
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

But that's not all. They also revealed the film's release date and dropped a first-look photo and trailer.

  Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

The sequel is titled Moana 2, and it'll be released theatrically later this year on Nov. 27.

  Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

The film is directed by Dave Derrick Jr., and no word just yet on whether the film's original cast is returning.

  Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

Auli'i Cravalho voiced Moana, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson voiced Maui in the 2016 film, which followed Moana, a Polynesian girl, who leaves her island in hopes of saving it and meets Maui, a demigod, along the way.

Screenshot from "Moana"
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“Moana remains an incredibly popular franchise,” Disney CEO Bog Iger said on Wednesday in a press release, “and we can’t wait to give you more of Moana and Maui when Moana 2 comes to theaters this November.”

Screenshot from "Moana"
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

As for the sequel's plot, here's Disney's description: "After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced."

Screenshot from "Moana"
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

A live-action adaptation of the original film with The Rock reprising his role as Maui is also in the works and is slated to be released on June 27, 2025.

Closeup of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
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Auli'i will not return in the live-action as Moana.

Closeup of Auli'i Cravalho
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So, finally, check out the newly released Moana 2 first-look photo:

Screenshot from "Moana 2"
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And the teaser trailer:

This article will be updated as more information about Moana 2 becomes available.