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SDCC 2016: Disney’s “Moana” will not have a love interest in the movie

in Disney, Movies, Movies & TV

Set 2,000 years ago in the South Pacific, Disney’s newest animated feature Moana follows the story of a 16-year-old girl (Auli’i Cravalho), who goes off in search of demi god Maui (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) in a desperate attempt to save the world. That’s the plot that was revealed to a room full of Comic-Con attendees today.

Guests were also treated to the first three minutes of the movie, which apparently featured Moana’s Grandmother telling her the legend of Maui, as well as a glimpse into the young girl’s first experience with the open ocean. They have a very special relationship which carries throughout the film. This was all done by directors John Musker and Ron Clements (The Little Mermaid).

One very interesting point that was brought up by the directors is that Moana does not have a love interest in the story, and that it’s about a young woman’s journey to find herself. This is certainly a wonderful departure from most Disney animated features, as we oftentimes find our heroines wrapped up in some sort of love story. Very good move, Disney.

Here’s the international trailer:

For all things Moana, stick with Inside The Magic!

3 Comments

  1. Craig

    Idk who at ITM is making the editorial decisions but the site has just gotten unprofessional. You as the author/editor should not be throwing your opinions in the headline. ITM was better when it was just Ricky, now it’s just a bunch of click bait made to appeal to the lowest common denominator. I’m leaving this comment because I care about this site. Please start reporting objectively, or relegate your feelings to a separate opinion column.

    1. EricJ

      Yes, Adam, this is not YOUR site. No matter what you told us a few months ago.

  2. Nico

    I’m sorry but was this article written by someone who doesn’t speak English? There is a huge difference between “lot of interest” and “love interest”, for one thing…

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