Soon after the release of Frozen, I was anticipating finding out who the next Disney princess was going to be. There is not much information yet, but there should be enough to start getting audiences excited for the movie’s release in 2016.
The movie is to be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the directors of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and The Princess and the Frog.
There has not been a character design released for Moana, our Polynesian princess, though there has been a good amount of fan-art produced. So there is some hope for a… less stereotypical princess. After all, this one is a sailor.
Official Concept Art:
Moana loves to explore the sea, and is the daughter of a chief. She plans to set sail for a long fabled island. Along the way she teams up with the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson). It seems that they encounter giant sea creatures, underworlds, as well as tying in some ancient folklore. There has not been a movie set in the South Seas since Lilo & Stitch (2002).
I’m not too excited about the plot of this movie, if I am to be perfectly honest. However, I am very interested in the princess herself, as well as the other characters. I’m really hoping that she will follow after Merida’s design and strong character.
What are your thoughts on the newest princess?