There will be another reason for parents to bring their children into the cinemas. Moana is another Disney film that tells the story of the first Polynesian Disney princess. However, does Moana resemble other past Disney films?

Disney already unveiled the trailer and as per observation, it depicts the story of Moana Waialiki and her adventure of finding herself. It looks like the animation studio is now focusing on other aspects, aside from finding true love.

The film is about to kick off in theaters on November 23. The upcoming movie is under the direction of Jon Musker and Ron Clements.

Meanwhile, here is the brief synopsis of the film, courtesy of IMDb:

The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology.

On the other hand, Movie Pilot was able to list down some of the inspirations for Moana. First, the website revealed that the movie has a similar vibe to Pocahontas.

Essentially, the latter has a features a wise old grandmother, just like the film’s Gramma Tala. Then, the outlet also pointed out that the writers may have got some inspiration to Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo, and also Disney’s Big Hero 6, The Croods, and Brave.

Want to know why the source pointed out these movies? Check out the timeless animation films and see for yourself. But if these are not enough, we listed down 5 best secrets to know about Moana.

  1. Auli‘i Cravalho, the voice behind the protagonist, is also as fearless as her. The 15-year-old Hawaiian newcomer told the USA Today that she is also “beautiful and courageous.”
  2. On the other hand, Moana’s father Maui is sort of a selfish man. However, Dwayne Johnson, who voices the demi-god said that he is just confident.
  3. Singer Nicole Scherzinger will also be part of the upcoming Disney film. She will voice as Moana’s mother, Sina. The Pussycat Dolls lead shared the great news on her Instagram account.
  4. As per Nerdist, Moana has a pet pig named Pua. As expected, she will not have a love interest.
  5. The ocean is actually a character in the film.

Watch the official trailer for Moana below: