The film ‘Moana’ is also known in other market regions as ‘Oceania or Vaiana’, is an animated, adventure, and musical film. 

It was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, produced by Osnat Shurer, a production company under Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It was released in November 2016. 

When it comes to movie production, Disney Movies has long ruled over the box office, because of its fans, reputation, and audience scores. A brand that is immune to the ups and downs of genre phases and variation.

It has a unique approach that no matter what type of issues and challenges people are dealing with, there will always be happiness and hope. This is one of the reasons that the company and its animation department continue to produce great movies such as ‘Moana’, to bring joy to the young viewers. 

To give us a good glimpse of what to expect on Moana 2, let us give a summary of the first movie. 

The First Movie

The first movie, tells the story of the people on the Polynesian island of Motunui. The people in ancient times have worshipped the island goddess of creation, ‘Te Fiti’.

Who by her power has shared life among the islands through the power of her heart. But, on one fateful day, Maui, a shape-shifting demigod, stole the stone heart of Te Fiti to give the power of creation to humans. As he escaped, the lava monster Te Ka, stopped him from losing his magical fish hook and the heart of Te Fiti. 

1000 years later, the ocean has chosen Moana, the daughter of the village chieftain, to journey far beyond the island, across the ocean, and search for Maui. The two of them will set sail back to the island of Te Fiti, and restore the heart.

Maui and Moana have accomplished to return the heart and have restored life to the islands. 

Moana 2 Plot

This I believed is one of the most difficult questions of many fans and viewers. What could be the possible plot for the sequel? There are many theories and opinions, yet we don’t have any clue from the producers themselves. But still, we can do much by just looking at the details from the first movie. 

The future development of the story will be more of the instrumental and musical side of the show. New characters and rosters will be introduced as the story will progress. These particular innovations are what Disney is very good at. 

Since Maui has parted ways with Moana, it will come a time that the two will reunite again. The relationship of Maui and Moana will be given highlights, as both characters have displayed good chemistry in the first movie. It will also continue where the first movie left off where the village has journeyed to find a new island to settle. 

The story will also include the role of Moana as the new village chief. New challenges await our chieftain as she leads the journey into uncharted waters. 

Fans’ opinions have leaned into the story of Tamatoa seeking revenge on Maui and Moana, and some speculations will tell the love story and marriage of the two. 

Nevertheless, we can expect to see a lot more of the mysteries, fantasy world, music, and adventure from Moana 2. 

Moana 2 Characters

The main characters of the first film will most likely return, except for those who have done their part already. Here are their character names and the actors behind those beautiful voices. 

Auli’i Cravalho is the voice of Moana, the main character and the daughter of the village chief who is tasked to journey across the ocean, find Maui, and restore the heart of Te Fiti. 

Dwayne Johnson is the voice of Maui, a demi-god who can shapeshift with his magic hook, journey with Moana. 

Rachel House is the voice of Tala, Moana’s grandmother who shares her passion with the ocean. She and Moana had a great bond. 

Temuera Morrison as Tui, Moana’s father and the village chief of the Island. 

Jemaine Clement is the voice of Tamatoa, one of the sea monsters and villains in the land of the monsters. 

Nicole Scherzinger as the voice of Sina, Moana’s mother. 

Supporting characters include Moana’s pet Heihei played by Alan Tudyk, Oscar Kightley as the fisherman, Troy Polamalu, and Puanani Cravalho as the villagers. 

Moana 2 Release date

It’s a rare move for Walt Disney Animation Studios to create a movie sequel from its original films.

However, in recent events, they have made an exception and produced a sequel film in their major movie films such as ‘Wreck-it Ralph’ and ‘Frozen’. Many of their sequel films have been a success and it made the fans very excited. 

While there have been no official statements among the management and production team, most fans and viewers hardly see any reason that it would be difficult for Walt Disney is making a ‘Moana 2’. 

The first movie was a success that brought the company a gross profit that is close to $650 million in worldwide sales. The reviews are also highly rated with a nearly perfect score and have been nominated twice in the Academy Awards. 

Should there be a Moana sequel, given the ongoing pandemic and other Disney projects, it would most probably be released in 2022 or early 2023? 

Moana 2 Trailer

Since there have been no official statements, information, and updates on the second movie of Moana. There are no trailers available. 

You can rewatch the movie trailer of the first movie on social media platforms and entertainment centers. 

There are also fan-made videos that are biased on their opinions and theories about what to expect in the second film. 

Nevertheless, people, fans, viewers, and critics are pretty much excited and looking forward to seeing a sequel of Moana.

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