Frozen 2 seemed to have set a precedent for the Disney films that came after it.
The icy animated flick about two sisters captured the hearts of everyone worldwide. Moreover, it did so without a prince alongside Elsa. Unfortunately, Anna’s knight in shining armor turned out to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Its resounding success gave rise to a sequel. Consequently, fans expressed their desire for Frozen 2 to give the snow queen a love interest. At this time, the verdict is still out on whether Disney will give in or not.
However, the no love interest trend set by Elsa might have caught on with Disney’s upcoming animated film Moana. Slated to roll in theaters in November 2016, Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) features the journey of the titular character who is a Polynesian princess. She is on a quest to find an island with the help of the demigod Maui (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). Early on, the Rock shared a clip of himself during the recording sessions for the film, which certainly showed his enthusiasm.
The first three minutes of the movie made its way to the San Diego Comic-Con, according to Entertainment Weekly. Directors John Musker and Ron Clements presented attendees with a glimpse into Moana’s world. Their presentation seemed to have given away a lot more about the film, the publication noted.
Moana does not disappoint with its vivid animation, humor and touching moments even in such a short amount of time. The three-minute clip showed how she learned about Maui from her grandmother. Moreover, it showed her first encounter with the demigod.
Musker and Clements also made clear that the movie was not about romance. Hence, moviegoers will not see a prince beside the heroine—an appropriate storyline given that the movie would attract pre-teens. Thus, it might be best to impress upon them that there is more to life than romantic love. Perhaps this is what Frozen 2 hopes to establish as well. On the other hand, fans will have a chance to listen to the Rock singing an original by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
— Moana (@DisneyMoana) June 13, 2016