Layout is pretty well finished on the picture (at least that's what people in the layout department said), and the animation department has been doing overtime for a couple of months. A veteran of the lighting department related:
... "We haven't gotten into working extra days in the week yet, but we're doing some extra hours and the tempo will be picking up soon. I expect a few months of six day weeks, that's how it usually goes. We're scheduled to be done in the Fall." ...
Moana gets released at Thanksgiving.
I was lucky enough to see some clips and setups on different flat screens. The visuals are out-freaking-standing. I don't know how they capture tropical skies and tropical sunlight so well, but they do it with style.
Most every sequence, I'm told, is into production. And Dwayne Johnson, being a busy guy, records from wherever he happens to be. In the recent past, that allegedly was Miami, located in Florida. No dull Burbank recording stage for the Rock!