The three writers will collaborate on the score to "blend their diverse and dynamic talents to help tell the tale of a spirited teenager who sets out to prove herself a master wayfinder." The film, which is slated for a Nov. 23, 2016, release, was announced during the D23 Expo.
Dwayne Johnson will voice the mighty demi-god Maui. John Musker and Ron Clements ("The Little Mermaid," "The Princess and the Frog," "Aladdin"), and producer Osnat Shurer are behind the project.
According to Disney, "'Moana' introduces a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors unfinished quest. She meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage."
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