New Moana Clip Features Gramma Tala

Everyone has that eccentric family member who somehow in the midst of their, we'll call it quirkiness, manage to find some worthwhile nuggets of knowledge to pass on to you or your kids. For Moana, that knowledge comes from Gramma Tala.

In the newest clip from the upcoming animated Disney project, Moana is fully intent on traveling up the mountain, and you would expect Gramma Tala to go into a spiel about caution and patience. Like most things with Moana, Tala subverts the expected and tells her to have fun on her way, and goes about her day. She's incredibly charming, and fans can get to know her a bit better in the new footage located below.

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

The film stars Dwayne Johnson (HBO’s “Ballers,” “Central Intelligence”) as the demigod Maui and newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho voices the title character, Moana. The cast also includes Jemaine Clement (“What We Do in the Shadows,” Flight of the Conchords) as Tamatoa, Rachel House (“Whale Rider,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) as Gramma Tala, Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Six Days, Seven Nights”) as Moana’s father, Chief Tui. Nicole Sherzinger (Grammy®-nominated singer, West End's "Cats") as Moana’s mother,Sina, and Alan Tudyk (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) as Heihei.

Moana hits theaters on November 23, 2016.


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