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. Sixteen years later, a blight strikes the island, causing the vegetation to die and the fish catch to shrink. 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 depart to find Maui.

Cast

Dwayne Johnson
Maui (voice)
Rachel House
Gramma Tala (voice)
Temuera Morrison
Chief Tui (voice)
Jemaine Clement
Tamatoa (voice)
Nicole Scherzinger
Sina (voice)
Alan Tudyk
Heihei / Villager #3 (voice)
Louise Bush
Toddler Moana (voice)
Oscar Kightley
Fisherman (voice)
Troy Polamalu
Villager #1 (voice)
Puanani Cravalho
Villager #2 (voice)
Auli'i Cravalho
Moana (voice)

About

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), on December 2, 2016 (Spain) and on December 22, 2016 (Germany) 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.

The duration of the film is 103 minutes. With a budget of $150 - 175 million, the film grossed over $643.3 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.

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: disney.com/moana

IMDB: Moana

Wikipedia: Moana (2016 film)

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