In a press release today, Disney Animation revealed another piece of concept art from their upcoming musical "Moana," which is partially based on ancient Polynesian folklore.
Here's a look at the brand new Disney heroine, the titular Moana:
From the way Disney describes the movie in the release, it sounds like the studio is continuing its legacy of strong female characters leading its adventures.
"In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, 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."
A fabled island? An incredible journey? The legendary demi-god Maui? I'm so in.
Plus, "Moana" is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who worked on "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," and "The Princess and the Frog," so they know a couple things about making amazing Disney movies.
"Moana" is scheduled to hit theaters in 2016.