Disney Princess movies are timeless. Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty...CLASSIC. But Disney is coming out with a new Disney Princess this fall, and to be perfectly honest she is what the world needs right now.
Moana is about a young girl named Moana (shocker) who lives in ancient times and sets out on a journey to find a fabled island. She has help from demi-god Maui (voiced by Dwaye Johnson) but this movie is all about self-empowerment. It gives us a Disney Princess that doesn't need to rely on a man. Moana is on this journey to find herself, not a . YAS, MOANA. YOU DO YOU. What a great message to be spreading to girls everywhere, that finding yourself first is more important than letting someone else define who you are. It also doesn't discourage Moana's "characteristic" feminine qualities. While those other princess movies are classic, it's amazing to see girl power coming to the big screen again.
If all that wasn't amazing enough, the film will heavily feature music from Hamilton creator, Lin Manuel-Miranda. Ummm...yes please. Plus Moana is visually stunning. The colors, the advancement in animation technology, everything is flawless. I don't know if I'll be able to wait until November 23rd for the premiere.
Luckily, Disney released a new trailer for Moana during the Olympics and it's everything we've ever wanted. Take a look.