New Moana trailer reveals the plot of Disney’s Frozen follow-up

Some more details of what to expect from the House of Mouse’s winter animation

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Over the many months of press for Disney’s next big animated movie Moana, there’s been very little detail revealed about the film’s actual plot. Sure, we knew that water-controlling Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) had to recruit demi-God Maui (Dwayne Johnson) for something. But what? And why? 

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Happily, a new plot-heavy trailer for the film is here, and we now have a much better sense of what the shape of that story will be.

From the looks of things this will be a classic road-trip (or, er, sea-trip) sort of affair, as Moana teams up with Maui to track down and stop a big lava-monster creature threatening the South Pacific. En route, various smaller adventures and problems arise, and all in all it’s looking like pretty classic Disney fare. It’s even been given the same winter slot as smash-hit Frozen, and if it’s only half as popular the company can probably still chalk that up as a win.

Now, if we could just get some more background on the cute little pig and rooster, that’d be great…

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Moana will be released in UK cinemas on the 2nd December