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 Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti'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.


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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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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$248,368,125 (USA) (24 March 2017)
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When we first see Moana going into the sea as a young child, the waves part and become a wall of water. At this point we see a giant turtle swim by, following behind it is a baby turtle, one that resembles Squirt from Finding Nemo (2003)/Finding Dory (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Maui and Moana argue about whether or not she's a princess, Maui says, "If you wear a dress and you have an animal sidekick, you're a princess." However, in this scene, Moana isn't wearing a dress. She's wearing a crop top and skirt. See more »

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[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

Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #15.2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

How Far I'll Go
Performed by Auli'i Cravalho
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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The Vidiot Reviews...
9 March 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Moana

The best thing about growing up on an island is that it prepares you for if ever you get deserted on one.

However, the princess in this animated-musical sees no benefit to island living.

The daughter of a domineering chieftain, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) yearns to stray beyond the coral borders of her Polynesian community, but her father forbids voyages abroad for fear of sea-monsters.

When she uncovers the real reason behind the leviathans and of her tribe's seafaring legacy, Moana and her pet rooster set sail to capture a shapeshifting demigod (Dwayne Johnson) and liberate an island deity from captivity.

Although it does not stray far from the typical Disney princess story standards – an animal sidekick, an overprotective father and a bevy of songs - it does however do a commendable job incorporating those criteria in an amusing fashion.

Incidentally, shapeshifting is most useful when you can't find a washroom.

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