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In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

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Moana (voice)
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Maui (voice)
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Gramma Tala (voice)
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Chief Tui (voice)
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Tamatoa (voice)
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Sina (voice)
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Heihei / Villager #3 (voice)
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Fisherman (voice)
Troy Polamalu ...
Villager #1 (voice)
Puanani Cravalho ...
Villager #2 (voice)
Louise Bush ...
Toddler Moana (voice)
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Storyline

Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fishermen can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Whiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Whiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology. Written by Anonumous

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The ocean is calling.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for peril, some scary images and brief thematic elements | See all certifications »

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23 November 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vaiana  »

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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,631,401 (USA) (25 November 2016)

Gross:

$233,410,870 (USA) (16 January 2017)
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Trivia

Dwayne Johnson had always wanted to work with directors John Musker and Ron Clements, having loved Aladdin when it came out in 1992 and his daughter loved both Aladdin (1992) and The Little Mermaid (1989). See more »

Goofs

When Maui and Moana argue about whether or not she's a princess, Maui says, "If you wear a dress and you have an animal sidekick, you're a princess." However, in this scene, Moana isn't wearing a dress. She's wearing a crop top and skirt. See more »

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[first lines]
Gramma Tala: In the beginning, there was only ocean. Until the Mother Island emerged: Te Fiti. Her heart held the greatest power ever known. It could create life itself and Te Fiti shared it with the world. But in time, some began to seek Te Fiti's heart. They believed if they could possess it, the great power of creation would be theirs. And one day, the most daring of them all waged across the vast ocean to take it. He was a demi-god of the wind and sea. He was a warrior, a trickster, a ...
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Much like Big Hero 6 the title for the movie does not appear until the ending of the film. See more »

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References Aladdin (1992) See more »

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An Innocent Warrior
Performed by Vai Mahina, Sulata Foai-Amiatu, Matthew Ineleo
Written by Opetaia Foa'i
Courtesy of Warm Earth Records/Spirit of Play Productions
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22 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

There was a lot to like about Moana.

I liked the diversity in the movie and that the princess didn't have a love interest thrown in. There was some good comedic relief as well and great Disney visuals per usual.

However, what killed this movie for me was the constant singing. I get that it's a Disney movie which means I should expect some singing, but it felt like there was singing scenes that flowed right into another singing scene. Basically, it felt more like a Disney musical than a movie.

Had there been half as much singing, I think this would have been a phenomenal movie. But it felt like none of the characters could talk without breaking into song and dance.


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