Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the first official image from the upcoming comedy-adventure featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson and 14-year-old newcomer Auli’i Cravalho.

MOANA

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one today knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes MOANA, a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager (voiced by Cravalho) who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfil her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voiced by Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.

In cinemas late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘The Princess and the Frog,’ ‘Aladdin’). The script comes from Taika Waititi (‘What We Do In The Shadows,’ ‘Flight of the Conchords,’ ‘Eagle Vs Shark’).