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In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

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Moana (voice)
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Maui (voice)
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Gramma Tala (voice)
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Chief Tui (voice)
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Tamatoa (voice)
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Sina (voice)
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Heihei / Villager #3 (voice)
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Fisherman (voice)
Troy Polamalu ...
Villager #1 (voice)
Puanani Cravalho ...
Villager #2 (voice)
Louise Bush ...
Toddler Moana (voice)
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Storyline

Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fishermen can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Whiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Whiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology. Written by Anonumous

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The ocean is calling.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for peril, some scary images and brief thematic elements | See all certifications »

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23 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,631,401 (USA) (25 November 2016)

Gross:

$243,189,793 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Moana first meets Maui, he cocks his eyebrow in a strange way. This is the people's eyebrow, a signature move of Dwayne Johnson from his wrestling career. See more »

Goofs

When you first see Maui's hook on the back of Tamatoa's shell, the wrapping on the handle is missing for a brief second. Before and after that, it can be easily seen right where it should be. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gramma Tala: In the beginning, there was only ocean. Until the Mother Island emerged: Te Fiti. Her heart held the greatest power ever known. It could create life itself and Te Fiti shared it with the world. But in time, some began to seek Te Fiti's heart. They believed if they could possess it, the great power of creation would be theirs. And one day, the most daring of them all voyaged across the vast ocean to take it. He was a demi-god of the wind and sea. He was a warrior, a trickster, a ...
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Crazy Credits

The crab encrusted in shiny objects appears following the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Zootopia (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Welcome
Performed by Dwayne Johnson
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Moana is good, nothing great, nothing bad, just good
15 February 2017 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I was interested in seeing Moana already for the concept and that it is directed by one of my favorite directors Ron Clements and John Musker who give me movies that i loved like Treasure Planet and Aladdin. And when i saw it, it didn't disappoint me. The best thing is the animation. Is the most beautiful animation i ever seen in a Disney movie. The water, the characters designs and Moana expressions are the most watchable thing i ever see. The characters are decent expect Moana and Maui who i think are the most likable. Moana as a character is so pretty, more that the rest of Disney Princess. Maui is a little bit annoying in the beginning, but then he most likable in the rest of the film and it has some of the funniest lines in the movie. The movie has more jokes that in any Disney princess movies and sometime is hilarious. The songs are good, 3 of them are fantastic and the rest are OK or unnecessary in the film. And the last good thing in the film are the voice cast who the most part is phenomenal. Auli'i Cravalho as his first role is so beautiful and fantastic that who she did the voice of Moana and Dwayne Johnson is funny as Maui. But the film has some troubles in the writing like some clichés or conveniences that happens in the film. Some jokes are not funny when is gross humor. And the crab villain is not funny or interesting and makes the movie boring. And some of the song are unnecessary. But overall, Moana is better movie that Frozen o Tangled in respect of characters or writing. Is not better that Zootopia, but is enjoyable for everyone.

7.4/10


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