Surprise sequel Moana 2 to be released in November 2024

The line where the sky meets the sea is calling Moana again.

Disney announced a sequel to the hit 2016 animated film on Wednesday, and even revealed a release date.

The movie is a pivot from original plans, which was going to have Moana 2 play out in a TV series.

Moana proved a box office success for Disney, and made over US$680 million at the box office.

According to a press release from Disney, the "epic animated musical Moana 2 takes audiences on an expansive new voyage with Moana, Maui and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers."

The synopsis continued: "After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she's ever faced."

The sequel is directed by Dave Derrick Jr. and will feature music by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Grammy nominee Opetaia Foa'i, and three-time Grammy winner Mark Mancina.

Moana 2 releases on Nov. 27, 2024.