When it comes to film studios, Disney dominate the box-office. When it comes to film stars, Dwayne Johnson brings in a lot of box-office haul too. Combine the two and you have a recipe for success, with Disney's Moana, which has received a teaser trailer and poster.

Earlier this week, Walt Disney Animation Studios' first of their two 2016 releases - the exceptional Zootopia - crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The other Disney animation branch, outside of Pixar, have been delivering one great project after another in recent years - from Wreck-It Ralph to Frozen to Big Hero 6. Now, with the Summer movie season ongoing, studios have began marketing for their forthcoming Fall releases and the teaser trailer and poster for the second of the studio's two 2016 releases, Moana, have debuted online.

The other day, Dwayne Johnson debuted the colourful, vibrant teaser poster for Disney's forthcoming musical (it's embedded at the bottom of this article), with promise of a teaser following on Sunday. The trailer has now arrived online so check it out below, it's pretty wonderful:

The trailer is short and sweet but it introduces us to our two main characters: the demigod Maui (voiced by Johnson) and our eponymous princess (voiced by newcomer Auli'i Cravalho). The teaser is colourful and fun and promises a great adventure for our two leads that is sure to be exciting. I'm definitely getting some Lilo & Stitch vibes here but that's never a bad thing. Disney have been on a roll recently with their animated films and Moana looks to keep the trend and momentum going, with another special and spectacular film. Hell, with Johnson on-board (and singing too !!!), you can guarantee this will be a box-office smash-hit, if nothing else.

Here's the film's official synopsis:
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.
With Ron Clements and John Musker at the helm, and starring the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson, Auli'i Cravalho, Phillipa Soo and Alan Tudyk, Moana opens in the U.S on November 23rd, 2016, before hitting U.K waters on December 2nd.

And here's the Moana teaser poster too:

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Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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