Today’s Masterpiece Monday artwork is the exact opposite of last weeks early Mickey Mouse sketch. This is a piece of concept art from Disney’s new film Moana which comes out this November.Just a few days ago Disney held a press event to promote the film. There they displayed a couple pieces of concept art along with announcing the film’s official voice cast. This piece is one of my favourites of those that have been leaked from the event.
I always love following the development of new Disney films, and I haven’t been as excited about a film as I am about Moana in a long time. I’ve been following the progress of this film since John Musker and Ron Clements announced it back in 2013! (At the time the film was scheduled to be released in 2018, good thing that changed because I think I would have died waiting that long). I get more excited about the film every day, and beautiful concept art like this only increases my enthusiasm.
For those who haven’t been following the film as closely as I have, Moana is about a 14 year old Polynesian princess named Moana (voiced by actual 14 year old Auli’i Cravalho). She loves to sail and navigate the seas, and she is also said to have a very special relationship with the ocean, something that seems to be being explored in this underwater concept art. For reasons not yet revealed, Moana embarks on a journey along side the demi-god Maui. (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), who is also pictured in this concept art. If you want to see even more about this exciting new animated film, you can watch the latest trailer here.