"Moana" is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure film directed by Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams and Don Hall.
The starring cast includes Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk, Louise Bush, Oscar Kightley, Troy Polamalu and others.

Here are "Moana" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Moana movie?

Walt Disney Animation Studios on Thursday, September 15, 2016 released the trailer for "Moana" you can watch here:
Moana Official Trailer.

Plot summary

What is Moana movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Moana" movie plot summary.

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 of the wind and sea 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 Kฤ, a volcanic demon. He loses both his magical giant fishhook and the heart to the depths of the sea.
A millennium later, the ocean chooses toddler Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), daughter of Motunui's chief Tui (Temuera Morrison), to return the heart to Te Fiti. Tui takes Moana back to shore, 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 to become 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 (Rachel House), 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 Kฤ'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 after having recovered it and had saved for her. Tala falls fatally ill and, on her deathbed, tells Moana that she must depart to find Maui.


Who plays who in the Moana movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Moana" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Auli'i Cravalho  as Moana the curious daughter of village chief Tui and his wife Sina
Dwayne Johnson  as Maui a legendary strong-willed yet easily annoyed shapeshifting demigod
Rachel House  as Tala Tui's mother and Moana's paternal grandmother
Temuera Morrison  as Tui Moana's overprotective father
Jemaine Clement  as Tamatoa a giant, villainous, treasure-hoarding coconut crab from Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters
Nicole Scherzinger  as Sina Moana's mother and Tui's wife and the chieftainess of the village
Alan Tudyk  as Heihei Moana's pet rooster
Louise Bush  as Toddler Moana
Oscar Kightley  as a fisherman
Troy Polamalu  as Villager #1
Puanani Cravalho  as Villager #2

Release date

When is Moana movie release date?

"Moana" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina, Columbia Pictures, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Slovo Filma, Walt Disney Company Nordic, Walt Disney Studios Japan, American Broadcasting Company (ABC), DirecTV Latin America (DTVLA), Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Feelgood Entertainment, Film1, Freeform, Global TV, Plejmo, Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia (RCTI), TV3, Viaplay and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.


What are Moana filming details?

The duration of the film is 107 minutes. With a budget of $150 - 175 million, the film grossed over $690.8 million.

"Moana" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Moana movie?

"Moana" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 95/100. The audience also loves the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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