The new 'Moana' trailer is a visually breathtaking adventure at sea — with a chicken

Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

Disney released the full-length trailer Moana Thursday, and if there was any doubt, it looks like one of the most visually stunning animated movies in recent memory. 

In the new trailer for Disney's first animated film with a Polynesian princess, we're given a bit more of the plot: The titular Moana (voiced by newcomer Auli'i Cravalho) tracks down the fallen demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her fulfill an ancient oceanic quest beyond the mysterious "Realm of Monsters."  

Thankfully for Moana, on her side she has more than just Maui — who seems reluctant at first to help her. She has a chicken sidekick (it's not really explained, but he's zany and cute) and the ocean, which she refers to as her friend. Basically, it looks like unintentional water-bending from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Moana
Source: 
Giphy

With killer animation and a musical score from the likes of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moana is sure to nab a few Oscars next year. 

Watch the new trailer for Moana, out in theaters Nov. 23, below.

Source: YouTube

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Miles Surrey

Miles is a staff writer at Mic, covering culture. He is based in New York and can be reached at miles@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Episode 5 of 'The Bachelorette' ends with a cliffhanger

The drama is "to be continued..."

‘American Horror Story’ creator Ryan Murphy releases a chilling new clue for season 7

It looks like the election won't be the only scary thing in the spotlight next season.

These are the most glowing reviews for 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

It's far from your average summer blockbuster.

The most awkward 2-on-1 dates from 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette'

We're ready for Rachel Lindsay's two-on-one date with Kenny and Lee.

Will ‘GLOW’ be renewed for season 2? Even the cast doesn’t know what’s going on.

No official word yet on this nostalgia-filled new series.

Beyoncé's BET Awards acceptance speech thanks family, but stays mum on twins

Beyoncé thanked her family during her BET Awards speech but gave no mention of the twins.

Episode 5 of 'The Bachelorette' ends with a cliffhanger

The drama is "to be continued..."

‘American Horror Story’ creator Ryan Murphy releases a chilling new clue for season 7

It looks like the election won't be the only scary thing in the spotlight next season.

These are the most glowing reviews for 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

It's far from your average summer blockbuster.

The most awkward 2-on-1 dates from 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette'

We're ready for Rachel Lindsay's two-on-one date with Kenny and Lee.

Will ‘GLOW’ be renewed for season 2? Even the cast doesn’t know what’s going on.

No official word yet on this nostalgia-filled new series.

Beyoncé's BET Awards acceptance speech thanks family, but stays mum on twins

Beyoncé thanked her family during her BET Awards speech but gave no mention of the twins.