The Japanese Trailer for Disney’s ‘Moana’ Is So Cute We Can’t Stand It
Official news of Disney's first Polynesian princess-starring film, Moana, broke last summer. Now, a new international trailer for the highly-anticipated movie reveals stunning new animation, as well as a beyond precious look at the titular star as a baby. Cue the awww-ing!
In the Japanese promo clip (below), audiences are introduced to a pint-sized, even larger-eyed version of Moana as a young child playing on the shores of her island home.
Wearing a puka shell necklace and a flower in her hair, the little princess gathers seashells as the ocean parts for and literally plays with her, hinting that she may possess a power and special connection to the sea that she cannot yet comprehend. It's super kawaii — that means super cute in Japanese!
Set to hit theaters on November 23, Moana will tell the story of a young woman who embarks on an oceanic journey to become a "master wayfinder" and fulfill her ancestors' ancient quest.
"I’m just being myself, really," she said. "I’m very animated when I talk so luckily that comes out over the recording. If I’m jumping up and down, it’ll sound like I’m jumping up and down. I don’t really have to fake anything in the recording studio!"
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