Disney is having a banner year thus far in 2016, with two of their films already crossing the billion dollar mark—Zootopia and Captain America: Civil War—another on the cusp—The Jungle Book—and at least three more potential billion dollar grossers in Finding Dory, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Moana, the studio's 56th feature length animated film.
Disney finally brings us our first official look at the film, set to open on November 23 of this year. Directed by Aladdin and The Little Mermaid helmers Ron Clements and John Musker and featuring music by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, a script co-written by Thor: Ragnarok's Taiki Waititi, as well as the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli'i Cravalho. Based on this trailer alone, as well as the prime release date that helped Frozen soar to unheard of box office heights, I think this film's going to make a fortune. Not as much as Finding Dory, perhaps, which I think is going to explode this weekend with a $200 million plus opening weekend in North America, but I think this one has the potential to capture the imaginations of children everywhere, as well as their Hamilton-loving parents. Don't be surprised if Disney legs out the best year ever by a major studio, they're already more than halfway there.