Moana 2 Trailer Breaks Disney Record for Most Views in First 24 Hours

Moana 2 trailer breaks Disney’s 24-hour view record, surpassing Inside Out 2 and Frozen 2.

Still of Moana 2. (PHOTO: DISNEY)
Moana 2. (PHOTO: DISNEY)

The much-anticipated trailer for “Moana 2” has made a significant impact, setting a new record for Disney.

The May 29 teaser trailer for the sequel to the 2016 animated film “Moana” amassed over 178 million views within its first 24 hours.

This impressive feat surpasses the previous records held by other Disney animated trailers, including “Inside Out 2,” “Frozen 2,” and “Incredibles 2.”

The views came from various social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), and YouTube.

“Inside Out 2” held the previous record with 157 million views in 2023, while “Frozen 2” had 116 million views in 2019, and “Incredibles 2” garnered 113 million views in 2017.

“Moana” is set in ancient Polynesia and follows the story of a young girl, Moana, who embarks on a journey to find the demigod Maui to reverse a curse that has befallen her island.

The original film was a significant success, grossing over $600 million worldwide and earning two Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song in 2017.

The sequel, “Moana 2,” is set three years after the events of the first movie. According to the official synopsis, Moana is on a new quest to find “people beyond the shores of Motunui.”

She is joined by Maui and a new crew of seafarers as they venture into the far seas of Oceania and encounter dangerous, long-lost waters. This new adventure promises to be unlike anything Moana has faced before.

Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson reprise their roles as Moana and Maui, respectively. The film is directed by David Derrick Jr., Jason Hand, and Dana Ledoux Miller. The excitement surrounding the film is palpable, with fans eagerly awaiting its release on November 27.

Reacting to the record-breaking news, Auli’i Cravalho expressed her gratitude to fans on Instagram. “Mahalo nui loa Moana ‘ohana!! You’ve made #Moana2 THEE most watched trailer in @disneyanimation history!!! November 27th can’t come soon enough,” she wrote.

The announcement of the sequel in February came as a surprise to many. Disney’s CEO Bob Iger emphasized the enduring popularity of the “Moana” franchise, stating, “Moana remains an incredibly popular franchise.

And we can’t wait to give you more of Moana and Maui when Moana 2 comes to theaters this November.”

In addition to the animated sequel, Disney has also revealed plans for a live-action adaptation of “Moana.” This announcement further underscores the franchise’s continued appeal and Disney’s commitment to expanding its beloved stories.

Moana 2. (PHOTO: DISNEY)
Moana 2. (PHOTO: DISNEY)

The original “Moana” film was celebrated for its stunning animation, memorable songs, and rich cultural representation.

It introduced audiences to the Polynesian culture and mythology, bringing the story of a strong, independent young woman to the forefront of Disney’s animated lineup. Moana’s journey of self-discovery and bravery resonated with audiences of all ages, making it a beloved classic.

“Moana 2” is expected to continue this legacy, offering new adventures and challenges for Moana and her friends. The film’s directors have promised an exciting and emotional journey that will delve deeper into the characters and the world they inhabit.

As the release date approaches, fans are eagerly anticipating more details about the film. The record-breaking trailer views suggest that “Moana 2” will be one of the biggest releases of the year, with audiences around the world excited to see what new adventures await Moana and Maui.

Moana 2. (PHOTO: WALT DISNEY ANIMATION)
Moana 2. (PHOTO: WALT DISNEY ANIMATION)

Disney’s marketing campaign for the sequel has been highly effective, generating significant buzz and anticipation. The use of multiple social media platforms to release the trailer ensured that it reached a broad audience, contributing to its record-breaking views.

With the sequel set to hit theaters on November 27, the countdown has begun for fans eager to return to the world of Moana.

The film promises to deliver the same heart, humor, and adventure that made the original a hit, while introducing new characters and challenges that will captivate audiences once again.

The trailer for “Moana 2” has set a new benchmark for Disney animated films, showcasing the enduring popularity of the franchise. With its record-breaking views, engaging storyline, and beloved characters, “Moana 2” is poised to be a major success when it arrives in theaters later this year.

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