Updated 02:07 AM EST, Sat, Dec 04, 2021

'Frozen' Queen Elsa, Anna Welcome New Disney Princess Moana - Trailer & Concept Art

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Another female-centric animated film from Disney is coming to theaters in late 2016, and it will feature a spirited Polynesian princess named Moana.

According to Hit Fix, the CG-animated flick, titled "Moana," is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who are also responsible for other hit Disney movies like "The Little Mermaid," "The Princess and the Frog," and "Aladdin."

Very little has been revealed about the movie, but Walt Disney Animation Studios announced yesterday the plot for the upcoming comedy-adventure film, and even tweeted a concept art of the titular character Moana.

To quote the press release from Disney published on Forbes, the story is as below:

"In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore."

Clements, who has partnered with Musker in so many films, said in the press release: "Creating 'Moana' is one of the great thrills of our career. It's a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania."

"Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself. She's the kind of character we all root for, and we can't wait to introduce her to audiences."

Vulture noted that "Moana" will be the fifth Disney princess who is not white. 

The film also continues Disney's re-invention of the "Princess" brand which led movies such as "Frozen" and "Maleficent" to huge success. According to the same article from Forbes, Disney is no longer hesitant to highlight the female characters in its film's stories -- alongside the company's male-centric films such as "Star Wars" and "Avengers."

An article from Bustle also pointed out that "Moana" could be Disney's chance to present diversity in cultural representation and to make complex characters as opposed to stereotypical ones.

"This is their chance to give Polynesian children around the world the representation they've always wanted and a princess that they can root for in a story they can love enough to watch over and over. This is their chance to start putting their history of on-screen racial insensitivity behind them," Bustle adds.

Unfortunately, Disney hasn't rolled out a teaser trailer yet but once they do, we got you covered.

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