Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure film directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams and Don Hall.
Starring Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk, Louise Bush, Oscar Kightley, Troy Polamalu and others.
Walt Disney Animation Studios on Thursday, September 15, 2016 released the trailer:
Moana Official Trailer.
On the Polynesian island of Motunui, the inhabitants worship the goddess Te Fiti, who brought life to the ocean using a pounamu stone as her heart and the source of her power. Maui (Dwayne Johnson), the shape-shifting demigod and master of sailing, steals the heart to give humanity the power of creation. However, Te Fiti disintegrates, and Maui is attacked by another who seeks the heart: Te Kā, a volcanic demon. Maui is blasted out of the sky, losing both his magical giant fishhook and the heart to the depths of the sea.
A millennium later, the ocean chooses Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), daughter of Motunui's chief Tui, to return the heart to Te Fiti. Tui takes Moana away, causing her to lose the heart. Tui and Sina (Nicole Scherzinger), Moana's mother, try to keep her away from the ocean to prepare her for ascension as the island's chief. Sixteen years later, a blight strikes the island, killing vegetation and shrinking the fish catch. Moana suggests going beyond the island's reef to find more fish and figure out what is happening, but Tui forbids it. Moana tries conquering the reef but is overpowered by the tides and shipwrecked back to Motunui with Pua the pig.
Moana's grandmother, Tala, shows her a secret cave of ships, revealing that their people were voyagers until Maui stole Te Fiti's heart; the ocean was no longer safe without it. Tala explains that Te Kā's darkness is poisoning the island, but can be cured if Moana finds Maui and makes him restore the heart of Te Fiti, which she gives to Moana. Tala falls ill and, on her death bed, tells Moana that she must depart to find Maui.
Here is the full cast and characters of Moana.
The film Moana was scheduled to be released on November 14, 2016 (AFI Fest), on November 23, 2016 (United States), on November 30, 2016 (France), on December 1, 2016 (Russia, Hungary), on December 2, 2016 (Spain) and on December 22, 2016 (Germany) by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Slovo Filma, Walt Disney Company Nordic, Walt Disney Studios Japan, Disney Junior, Feelgood Entertainment, Film1, Plejmo, TV3 and Viaplay.
The duration of the film is 107 minutes. With a budget of $150 - 175 million, the film grossed over $690.8 million.
The film Moana is rated with "PG" rating.
Moana got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Moana you can get at:
Official website: disney.com/moana
Wikipedia: Moana (2016 film)