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'Moana 2' announced for November

Moana sets sail in "Moana 2." Photo courtesy of Disney
Moana sets sail in "Moana 2." Photo courtesy of Disney

Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Disney announced the sequel Moana 2 on Wednesday. The film will be in theaters November 27.

The announcement did not mention returning voice cast. Disney declined to confirm the returns of voice actors such as Auli'i Cravalho or Dwayne Johnson to UPI.

Disney included the first image from the sequel showing Moana sailing above a turquoise whale in the ocean. A teaser video showed Moana blowing into a shell on the beach.

Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement. "We can't wait to give you more of Moana and Maui when Moana 2 comes to theaters this November," Iger said in a statement.

Emily Bear will have music in "Moana 2." Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Emily Bear will have music in "Moana 2." Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

The plot describes Moana and Maui sailing into far seas with a new crew. Dave Derrick Jr. directs.

Like the 2016 film, Moana 2 will be a musical. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the songs for the original.

Disney has not confirmed if Auli'i Cravalho will voice Moana in "Moana 2." Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Disney has not confirmed if Auli'i Cravalho will voice Moana in "Moana 2." Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Moana 2 boasts music from Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Opetaia Foa'i and Mark Mancina.

Disney announced a Moana series for Disney+ in 2020. Iger told CNBC, via Deadline and The Daily Mail, that the company decided to refashion the series into the sequel film.

Disney has not confirmed whether Dwayne Johnson still will voice Maui in "Moana 2." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Disney has not confirmed whether Dwayne Johnson still will voice Maui in "Moana 2." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

A live-action adaptation of Moana also is scheduled for release in 2025.