Disney Announces "Moana," Set For a 2018 ReleaseS

In the wake of another successful hit for Disney, it looks like we may be entering another Disney Golden Age after a decade of hit-or-miss films (Atlantis: Hit, Chicken Little: Miss, Meet the Robinsons: Hit, Home on the Range: Miss). In fact, Disney has announced their next major animated film under the Walt Disney Studios name, Moana (Mo-AH-na).

Disney Announces "Moana," Set For a 2018 ReleaseS

"The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology"

The film, which features CG animation which Bleeding Cool suggests will be evocative of the 2012 short "Paperman," is being directed by John Musker and Ron Clement, best known for Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog. The film will be a "mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific."

Mark Mancina (The Lion King, Tarzan, Brother Bear) will be doing the music.