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Moana

  • Drama
  • Animation
  • 2016
  • Ron Clements
  • 102 mins
  • PG

Summary

Animated musical adventure featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson and Auli'i Cravalho. Ancient Polynesia: Moana, the future leader of her island community, sets sail on a perilous mission to rescue her home from encroaching darkness. Forming an uneasy alliance with the mischievous demigod Maui, she strives to return a mystical relic to its rightful place, while also discovering her true purpose.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Following in the footsteps of Brave and Frozen, here's another Disney animated feature that puts a spirited young woman at the heart of the action. Teenager Moana (voiced and beautifully sung by Hawaiian actress Auli'i Cravalho) is a future leader of her community but has always been told never to leave the shores of her tropical isle. The sea itself has other ideas, however, beckoning Moana towards a dangerous journey, shared with shape-shifting demigod Maui (a splendid Dwayne Johnson), in which she'll confront the darkness threatening to engulf this earthly paradise. Directors John Musker and Ron Clements - responsible for old-school Disney classics The Little Mermaid and Aladdin - here pull off a remarkable feat in matching the traditional musical-led story values of a previous generation with the startling creative possibilities of today's digital technology, all the while paying tribute to Polynesian faith, culture and seafaring traditions in a way that's generously inclusive rather than tokenistic. With a captivating heroine, a startling array of gods and monsters, as well as a simply storming set of tunes, this brings together the best of Disney past and present in one knockout entertainment.

Credits

Cast

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MoanaAuli'i Cravalho
MauiDwayne Johnson
Chief TuiTemuera Morrison
Gramma TalaRachel House
SinaNicole Scherzinger
TamatoaJemaine Clement
HeiheiAlan Tudyk

Crew

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DirectorRon Clements
DirectorJohn Musker

Details

Theatrical distributor
Disney
Released on
2016-12-02
Languages
English | French
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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