Recently, a trailer for Disney’s upcoming film Moana was released, which unlike the last trailer focuses on the titular character Moana, but not in the way you might assume.
Like many Japanese trailers before it, the trailer focuses less on comedy. But unlike the Japanese trailers in the past, it does not have as serious a tone. Instead, like its American counterpart, it introduces the main character but leaves out a lot of information about the main plot. We are introduced to Moana, as a toddler playing on the beach, apparently collecting conch shells when the ocean parts for her to reveal more. Here is where the animation really shines, with the water moving and acting as a sentient being, which we first saw in concept art and briefly in the previous trailer.
The scene is very sweet, but ends when a man calls for Moana, at which point she leaves. After that, a clip of an older Moana is shown from the previous trailer, and the unique music we have come to expect from the film sets the atmosphere of the entire trailer.