Get ready Disney fans because exciting news has just arrived! The enchanting world of Disney has announced a dazzling line-up of upcoming projects, with the spotlight shining bright on ‘Vaiana 2’ (known as ‘Moana’ to many). This sequel is creating waves as one of the most anticipated follow-ups, stemming from the splashing success of its predecessor, which emerged as a box office behemoth and a darling amongst critics and audiences alike.
In a delightful twist that has taken us by surprise, instead of the much-anticipated live-action version of ‘Moana’ that everybody was looking forward to, featuring the charismatic Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we’re getting a full-blown animated sequel! And the best part? You won’t have to wait too long to dive into this new adventure because ‘Vaiana 2’ is set to make a splash in theaters on November 27, 2024.
While the curiosity is bubbling up about when ‘Moana 2’ will sail onto the streaming shores of Disney+, for now, the focus is on its theatrical release. The film’s intriguing synopsis teases an epic journey: “After an unexpected call from her ancestors, Moana must venture into the vast seas of Oceania and brave the treacherous lost waters to embark on an adventure like no other.”
As Disney charts its course for the future, it’s clear that sequels are the stars of the show. A significant shift in Disney’s strategy became apparent in 2023, and it looks like the upcoming release calendar is heavily anchored by sequels to blockbuster hits and chapters from iconic franchises, including ‘Star Wars’.
Among the next seven releases that have been announced, only one stands as an entirely original film. ‘Elio’ is set to bring fresh storytelling to theaters in June 2025. Aside from that, Disney is doubling down on the familiar magic with sequels to beloved movies like ‘Toy Story’, ‘Frozen’, and ‘Inside Out’, among others. Also setting course for a 2026 release is ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu’, a cinematic take on the beloved characters from the ‘Star Wars’ universe, bringing the epicness of the small screen to the grandeur of a feature film.
Disney’s forthcoming slate is clearly brimming with nostalgia and excitement, and ‘Vaiana 2’ is just the beginning of a string of sequels that promises to keep fans captivated and dreaming of far-off lands, whimsical tales, and heartwarming characters. So mark your calendars and prepare to set sail with Moana on another breathtaking voyage in 2024!