Disney's Moana (2016)

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Posted: 10/20/14 at 8:44pm
Walt Disney Animation Studios Announces 2016 Film: Moana

http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2014/10/20/walt-disney-animation-studios-announces-2016-film-moana

Ron Clements and Jon Musker (the guys responsible for Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, and our childhoods), are back with a brand-new film for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Moana. The film tells the story of Moana, a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. It’s set in the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, and Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.

“Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.” Well, Mr. Musker, we cannot wait to see more from the film and meet Moana as well! The film comes to theaters in late 2016.


Even though it has not been announced, the Lopezes have hinted that they are doing songs for it
here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adb7-EHnmf4

And it says in the article below that that Robert Lopez is currently doing some animated musicals:

http://www.dailynewsen.com/entertainment/book-of-mormon-frozen-music-writer-bobby-lopez-baffled-by-success-h2557491.html

So, it's safe (for now) to say that Moana will be another great Disney musical from the Lopezes.
Updated On: 10/20/14 at 08:44 PM
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Posted: 10/20/14 at 10:04pm
Disney finally does porn!
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Posted: 10/20/14 at 10:07pm
Hopefully the movie has a powerful climax!
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Posted: 10/20/14 at 10:19pm
This is going to end well...
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Posted: 10/20/14 at 10:29pm
Does this movie have a happy ending?
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Posted: 10/20/14 at 10:32pm
"Does this movie have a happy ending?"

It appears so: "The film comes to theaters in late 2016."
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Posted: 10/20/14 at 10:36pm
It ends in a wet place.




.........




But in all seriousness, Disney needs to rename that to "Moanna" (per blog comment).
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Posted: 10/20/14 at 11:01pm
That title...

But the concept sounds like it can warrant some sumptuous animation. One thing Disney rarely skimps on is its beautiful aesthetics.

So, it's safe (for now) to say that Moana will be another great Disney musical from the Lopezes.

As much as I would love those things to be true, I think all those things are pure speculation at this point, even the Lopezes' involvement.
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 11:43am
I feel like the only person who instinctively pronounced this title with three syllables. The other interpretation never occurred to me until this thread. Y'all are kids!
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 11:51am
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 11:51am
They still have two years to change the title. The Lion King was originally titled "Simba" during pre-production and "The Princess and the Frog" had a title change when the French objected to "The Frog Princess".
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 11:55am
^^And not to mention, Rapunzel=Tangled

BTW: I think Eva Noblezada would be a fantastic Moana! What do y'all think?
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 12:09pm
If they follow the "Tangled" and "Frozen" mode, this will be called "Wet" or "Soaked."
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 12:20pm
"I feel like the only person who instinctively pronounced this title with three syllables."

I did the same!

It looks like it will be a beautiful film and a change of pace for Disney.
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 12:40pm
Can't they just do an AIDA cartoon instead?
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 12:44pm
"^^And not to mention, Rapunzel=Tangled"

I actually think that Disney should have kept the Rapunzel title. (I know, I know, boys wouldn't have wanted to see it or whatever, but either way it WAS a Disney Princess movie.)

And I think the title "Moana" is a fine one; I really hope Disney doesn't duck at the last second and change the title to some stupid adjective like they did with Frozen and Tangled.
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 1:39pm
Is it pronounced Moe-Ana? Why not call it Oceana or something....
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Posted: 10/21/14 at 11:47pm
I didn't think this was going to be a musical after reading the press releases. However, we'll see what happens since the Lopezes have hinted they are doing some songs for it.
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Posted: 10/22/14 at 12:36am
Jrybka, yes. Polynesian names are phonetic. No silent letters.
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Posted: 10/22/14 at 1:30am
I believe the Lopezes are working on another Disney project called Giants. This film is more intended as a film with music.
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Posted: 10/22/14 at 9:58am
^^Apparently, according to a source, Giants just got shelved :/ But, the guy's also said that Moana was almost cancelled last year until the Moana fandom saved the movie (His own words). And I just found an article on Moana, last year from the directors and how it was making good process, so I call BS on both of these statements.

Until confirmation that it got shelved, let's say for now that Giants is coming in 2018.

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Posted: 10/22/14 at 10:04am
I know some of my friends who are from that part of the world are very excited to see something that has to do with them..... I just hope they do come up with another name cause you know it will be mocked mercifully.
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Posted: 10/22/14 at 10:19am
"I know some of my friends who are from that part of the world are very excited to see something that has to do with them..... I just hope they do come up with another name cause you know it will be mocked **mercilessly."

(**FTFY)

I agree. Even if only 25% of native English readers parse it that way, it's still baiting. It's a Maori name and is a transliteration into English, so I think changing the spelling shouldn't be an issue. Mo'ana, Moanna, Moahna, whatever. I'm reminded of the signage out there that are perfectly legit names/words in their native languages but have unfortunate transliterations into English (Hung Far Low, Pho King, etc.). Which are pretty funny and memorable and all that, but probably not what Disney would be going after.
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Posted: 10/22/14 at 10:41am
I don't think Disney has to be worried about the title. When they first changed "Rapunzel" to "Tangled," an IMDb search for the new name brought up a porno.
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Posted: 10/22/14 at 10:42am
Disneybroadway you're making too many speculations. And are trying to count them as fact.