Moana 2 is set to hit theaters on November 27, 2024, and the internet is buzzing with mixed reactions.
Last-Minute Attempt to Recoup Losses?
Some speculate that the sudden announcement of Moana 2 is a last-minute attempt by Disney to make up for the disappointing financial performance of their recent film, Wish.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Not Returning
The most notable change is the absence of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer behind the original Moana hits like “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome.” His absence is attributed to both financial and time constraints.
New Music Team
Instead, the music for Moana 2 will be composed by Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, Abigail Barlow, and Emily Bear.
Longtime Disney directors John Musker and Ron Clements, who helmed the original Moana, will also not be returning for the sequel. Dave Derrick Jr., a story artist on the original film, will make his feature directorial debut with Moana 2.
Moana stars Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson expressed excitement about the sequel on social media.
The internet’s response to the surprise announcement has been mixed. Some are skeptical about the sequel’s quality without Miranda’s involvement, while others are excited for a new chapter in Moana’s story.
Overall, there seems to be a sense of uncertainty and anticipation surrounding Moana 2. Fans are eager to see how the sequel will turn out, but they are also concerned about the changes in the creative team.