It’s Maui Time!

While everybody’s fixed their attention on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games, another team is shifting on a very different sort of adventure.

Disney released a new TV spot for its upcoming animated adventure Moana on Sunday night, due to also air during NBC’s Olympics coverage. In the minute-long teaser, the film’s titular heroine (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) asks the tattooed demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to join her on a daring voyage to save the world.

He initially brushes her off, saying he doesn’t want to go on a mission with “some kid,” but she sways him by saying it’d make him a hero — chanting his name as his shape-shifting tattoo turns into an adoring crowd.

The pair then set off on a journey that Maui warns will take them “through a whole ocean of bad,” but Moana insists she was chosen for this quest for a reason.

The Moana Olympics trailer also features more music from one of the film’s original songs co-written and performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.

Moana opens in U.S. theaters on November 23rd, 2016.

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