• 'Moana 2' is in the works
  • Dwayne Johnson made a big announcement
  • HERE is the scoop for you

It couldn't have happened any other way. Big movies need big moments like this one.

With Dwayne Johnson leading the charge, the sequel to the beloved 2016 hit is poised to be a cultural phenomenon, promising new songs, stunning visuals, and an adventure that dives deep into the heart of Polynesian heritage.

A Journey Beyond the Horizon

'Moana 2' picks up with our fearless heroine receiving a call from her wayfinding ancestors, propelling her into the uncharted waters of Oceania for an epic quest that promises to surpass her previous adventures. Alongside returning stars like Auli’i Cravalho and a fresh crew, this sequel is gearing up to be a vibrant celebration of exploration and self-discovery.

Dwayne Johnson is making a splash while providing a sneak peek at Disney’s highly anticipated movie. At CinemaCon 2024 in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 11, the producer-actor — who voices the demigod Maui in the animated franchise — joined Disney’s star-studded presentation of upcoming titles. 

Johnson, 51, entered the stage amid a troupe of Polynesian dancers, briefly joining in while grinning for the crowd.

Returning as the charismatic demigod "Maui," shared his profound connection to the role, emphasizing its significance to his culture and family. "Playing Maui is more than a role; it's honoring my heritage," Johnson declared, hinting at the deep emotional currents that the sequel will navigate.

Disney teased attendees with a snippet of a new song that hints at Moana's triumphant return to Motunui, promising an all-new musical journey that's sure to capture hearts. With the original film's soundtrack still echoing in our ears, the anticipation for "Moana 2's" new melodies is sky-high!

Bob Iger's announcement of 'Moana 2' comes on the heels of the original film's monumental success, with over 1 billion hours streamed on Disney+ and a live-action version also in the pipeline. The franchise's popularity is a testament to its universal appeal, blending captivating storytelling with rich cultural heritage.

"Three years since her first voyage, Moana is on an expansive journey in search of people beyond the shores of Motunui,” per an official synopsis. “Joined by Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced."

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The original 'Moana' not only captivated audiences worldwide but also garnered critical acclaim, including two Academy Award nominations. With such a stellar legacy, 'Moana 2' is set to embark on a journey that could redefine animated adventures.

As Dwayne Johnson aptly put it, "the theater experience" remains an unparalleled joy, and "Moana 2" is shaping up to be the perfect storm that will bring audiences flocking back for an unforgettable cinematic voyage this November.