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 , Musical comedy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Walt Disney Animation Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

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

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

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    So too much of a good thing really isn’t too much, and some of the exceptionally good things are the songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. But how will they do the water on Broadway? show more

  • 88
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Moana 's great heart and great humor actively subvert the violent, egocentric, macho mind-set that dominates so many popular stories. It can hardly be expected to change prevailing attitudes on its own. But it’s a start. show more

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