Dwayne Johnson Is a Polynesian God in First ‘Moana’ Trailer (Video)

Disney story of a girl looking for mystical island hits theaters on Nov. 23

In the first “Moana” trailer, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gets an animated makeover to become the legendary Polynesian demi-god Maui.

The Disney film tells the story of Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho), a young girl who wants to prove to her people that she can be a master wayfinder. She sets out with Maui on a quest for a mystical island and to find herself.

The cast also features the voices of Alan Tudyk and Phillipa Soo. Ron Clements and John Musker co-directed. They also worked on the screenplay along with Taika Waititi, Jared Bush, and Pamela Ribbon. John Lasseter executive produced with Osnat Shurer producing.

The film will feature original music from “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with music by Opetaia Foa’i  and Mark Mancina.

“Moana” sails into theaters on Nov. 23

Watch the trailer.

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