Live-Action Moana Officially Announced (2023)

In 2016, Disney released the animated movie “Moana” which quickly became a worldwide sensation with its inspiring story, amazing music, and beautiful animation. Now, fans of the movie have just received some exciting news: a live-action version of “Moana” is officially in production!

The announcement was made by Disney CEO, Bob Chapek, during the company’s Investor Day presentation. The live-action version will be directed by Taika Waititi, who is best known for his work on the hit Marvel movies “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame”. Waititi will also co-write the screenplay alongside “Crazy Rich Asians” writer Adele Lim.


While not much is known about what the live-action version of “Moana” will look like, fans are already speculating about what changes will be made to the story and which actors will be cast in the lead roles. Disney has not yet revealed any details about the casting, but many fans are hopeful that the studio will cast an actress of Pacific Islander descent in the role of Moana.

The news of a live-action “Moana” has been met with mixed reactions from fans. Some are excited to see their favorite characters come to life on the big screen in a new way, while others are worried that the live-action version will not be able to capture the magic of the original film.


Regardless of how fans feel about the announcement, there is no denying that “Moana” has had a huge impact on audiences around the world. The movie’s message of self-discovery, courage, and resilience has inspired countless people and has become a beloved part of Disney’s movie catalog.

As we look forward to the release of the live-action “Moana” in 2023, we can only hope that the filmmakers will do justice to the original movie and bring a new level of magic to the story. One thing is for sure; we cannot wait to see Moana come to life.

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