Moana 2

Disney announces Moana 2 for 2024

By Olivia Richman

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Feb 7, 2024

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Moana 2 is coming, make way! Just like Moana’s community, it looks like Disney is sticking with what it knows and creating another sequel, Moana 2 — and it’s coming out sooner than you think.

Moana was a huge hit thanks to its vibrant cultural references, catchy songs, and meaningful storyline. Now, Disney has announced a sequel and even shared the first look at Moana 2.

When is Moana 2 coming out?

In a Disney earnings report, Bob Iger announced that Moana 2 is coming this year. Expect Moana 2 to theaters on November 27, 2024.

What is Moana 2 about?

The short Moana 2 announcement trailer, unfortunately, doesn’t give away too much about what’s to come in the sequel.

We see Moana appearing to return to her island, a boat behind her. She blows a horn, which was used in the first movie to call people back. We then hear Maui’s signature call in the background, confirming he’s also part of the film in some way.

In an official press release from Disney, Moana 2’s plot is said to have Moana, Maui, and a new “unlikely” crew on a voyage after hearing an unexpected call from her ancestors. This has brought her into the far seas of Oceania, exploring dangerous, long-lost waters.

Moana 2 was originally going to be a TV series, but the team decided on a second film instead. It will be directed by Dave Derrick Jr and have music from Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear.

Is there still a live-action Moana in the works?

Moana made over $680 million at the box office and has been streamed for over 1 billion hours on Disney+ as of 2023. It’s no surprise that the hit film has spawned not just a sequel but a live-action remake.

Dwayne Johnson had announced the live-action remake last April. At the time he said he was “humbled” to announce that Moana’s story was being made into a live-action film, telling the story of Polynesian people.