The first teaser trailer for Disney's upcoming film "Moana" was released Sunday night during the Tony Awards broadcast.
The trailer, which was posted to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, features Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and newcomer Auli'i Cravalho, with music by "Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Samoan singer/songwriter Opetaia Foa'i, and composer Mark Mancina.
Disney announced in 2014 that "Moana" would be the studio's 56th animated film, and the first to feature a Pacific Islander princess. According to Entertainment Weekly, "Moana" follows the princess as she sets sail in the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania to find a lost island and save her people with the help of demigod Maui, voiced by Johnson.
"Samoa is in my blood," Johnson, who is Samoan and African American, told an audience at Disney's D23 Expo last September. "And to tell a story inspired by the South Pacific is truly a great honor."
Last October, Native Hawaiian teen Cravalho (who, according to Miranda, is also half-Puerto Rican) was announced as the voice of Moana.
"Moana is such an amazing character," Cravalho told People Magazine after she was cast. "She's brave, she is so empowered, she knows what she wants and she's not afraid to get it."
Last week, it was announced that Miranda's "Hamilton" co-star Phillipa Soo will also join the film's cast.
"Moana" is scheduled to debut in theaters November 23.
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