Moana 2 Teaser Trailer Makes Waves Setting New Record for Disney


  • Moana 2
    teaser has broken records with 178M views, signaling Disney’s potential box office success in 2024.
  • The sequel’s shift from TV adaptation to big-screen release reflects Disney’s focus on audience preferences.
  • Moana 2
    promises a new adventure with Moana exploring uncharted waters, setting the stage for unprecedented excitement.

Moana 2, Disney’s upcoming sequel to the classic 2016 film Moana, has set a new benchmark for animated trailers, accumulating a staggering 178 million views within just 24 hours of its release. This impressive figure positions Moana 2 as a potential frontrunner at the box office upon its release later this year.

Disney faced challenges last year, with several of its releases underperforming and notable franchises stumbling both at the box office and among critics. However, the incredible response to the Moana 2teaser suggests a strong rebound for the studio in 2024. It appears Disney is banking on its established franchises to recapture its former glory, with a renewed focus on quality and audience expectations.

Watch Moana 2 Teaser Trailer below:

The original Moana film, which debuted in 2016, was celebrated for its vibrant animation, appealing story, and a sing-song soundtrack. It introduced viewers to the spirited Polynesian princess, Moana, and her epic oceanic adventure, resonating deeply with a global audience. Since then, fans have eagerly awaited news of a sequel, which was finally confirmed by Disney in February this year after a lengthy hiatus.

The announcement of the sequel was a strategic surprise from Disney. The studio disclosed that while there had always been plans to continue Moana’s narrative, initial ideas had leaned towards a television adaptation rather than a full-fledged cinematic sequel. This pivot back to the big screen is indicative of Disney’s adaptation to audience preferences and the evolving entertainment landscape.

This year, Disney’s slate of sequels includes not only Moana 2 but also Inside Out 2, another highly anticipated follow-up to an acclaimed Pixar film. The trailer for Inside Out 2 itself had set a previous record with 157 million views, showing the strong continued interest in Disney’s animated offerings.

Film Poster Built the Momentum for the Moana 2 Trailer Release

Moana 2 released another visual tease for the movie in the form of a film poster. It was released on Tuesday to build momentum for the scheduled trailer debut. The upcoming sequel to the hit 2016 Moana will see Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, and Alan Tudyk reprise their roles as Moana, Maui, and Heihei, respectively.


The production seems to be in full swing, as evidenced by a recent Instagram post from Johnson, showcasing behind-the-scenes photos from the recording booth and confirming his completion of the voice work for Maui. Intriguingly, Johnson is also set to embody Maui in a live-action adaptation of Moana, which will begin shooting later this year.


Moana: What Fans Hope to See in a Live-Action Adaptation

Considering the recently announced Moana live-action remake, what do fans of the original actually want to see in a live-action version?

The sequel, directed and penned by David G. Derrick Jr., promises to extend the narrative landscape of the original film significantly. According to Disney’s synopsis, the film will see Moana responding to a new call from her wayfinding ancestors, embarking on a daring voyage to the uncharted waters of Oceania. This new adventure is expected to introduce a fresh ensemble of characters and take Moana into perilous, previously unexplored seas, setting the stage for a story of unprecedented scale and excitement.

Moana 2
is set to premiere on November 27, 2024.