• Moana (2016)

Moana

Release Date: November 23rd, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 7th, 2017

PG |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Auli'i Cravalho, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk, Oscar Kightley

Director: John Musker , Ron Clements

Genres: Animated , Children , Musical comedy , Adventure

Production Co: Walt Disney Animation Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Growing up, Amusing, Cool, Creative, Quest, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Appealing equally to the eyes, ears, heart and funny bone, Moana represents contemporary Disney at its finest — a vibrantly rendered adventure that combines state-of-the-art CG animation with traditional storytelling and colorful characters, all enlivened by a terrific voice cast. show more

  • 60
    Britt HayesScreenCrush

    Despite a few fantastic deviations (including the lack of a love interest to hinder our hero’s development), Moana is still very much a paint-by-numbers narrative. show more

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The perfectly pleasurable Moana boasts vivid animation, a handful of catchy songs and a sweetly sunny disposition — all suitable compensation for a story which is not particularly inspired or original. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Animated Feature Film
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Animated Feature Film