Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure film directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams and Don Hall.

Official trailers

Walt Disney Animation Studios on Thursday, September 15, 2016 released the trailer:
Moana Official Trailer.

Story intro

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, the shapeshifting 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. In the fight, 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, daughter of Motunui's chief Tui, to return the heart to Te Fiti. However, Tui arrives and takes Moana away, causing her to lose the heart. Tui and Moana's mother, Sina, try to keep her away from the ocean to prepare her for ascension as the island's chief. Years later, a blight strikes the island, causing coconuts to rot and the fish catch to dwindle. 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 is shipwrecked back on Motunui. Moana's grandmother Tala shows her a secret cave where a number of ships are hidden, revealing to Moana that their people used to be voyagers, but they stopped when Maui stole Te Fiti's heart because the ocean was no longer safe without it. Tala explains that Te Kā's darkness is poisoning the island, but it can be cured if Moana finds Maui and makes him restore the heart of Te Fiti, which she gives to Moana. Shortly afterward, Tala falls ill and, while on her death bed, tells Moana that she must begin her journey.


Auliʻi Cravalho
Moana, the 16-year-old curious daughter of village chief Tui and Sina
Cravalho reprised her role in
the Hawaiian-language version of the movie
Louise Bush
a younger Moana
Dwayne Johnson
Maui, a legendary strong-willed, yet easily annoyed shapeshifting demigod
Rachel House
Tala, Tui's mother and Moana's paternal grandmother
House reprised her role in
the Māori-language version of the movie
Temuera Morrison
Tui, Moana's overprotective father
Morrison reprised his role in
the Māori-language version of the movie
Christopher Jackson
Tui's singing voice
Jemaine Clement
Tamatoa, a giant flamboyant treasure-hoarding coconut crab from Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters
Clement reprised his role in
the Māori-language version of the movie
Nicole Scherzinger
Sina, Moana's mother and Tui's wife
Scherzinger also reprised her role in
the Hawaiian-language version of the movie
Alan Tudyk
Heihei, Moana's pet rooster
Alan Tudyk
Villager No
Oscar Kightley
a fisherman
Troy Polamalu
Villager No
Puanani Cravalho
Villager No


The film Moana was scheduled to be released by 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, Viaplay and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on November 14, 2016 (AFI Fest), on November 23, 2016 (United States), on November 30, 2016 (France), on December 1, 2016 (Russia), on December 2, 2016 (Spain) and on December 22, 2016 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 107 minutes. With a budget of $150 - 175 million, the film grossed over $643.3 million.

The film had received a "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.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Moana (2016 film)

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