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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)  »

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Vaiana  »

Box Office

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

Moana's father has a tattoo that is reminiscent of Dwayne Johnson's Samoan tribal tattoos on his left pectoral muscle and left arm. 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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Crazy Credits

The crab encrusted in shiny objects appears following the credits. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #15.2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

We Know The Way (Finale)
Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa'i
Music by Opetaia Foa'i
Lyrics by Opetaia Foa'i, Lin-Manuel Miranda
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User Reviews

 
A film that fills the heart and makes eyes bright
26 December 2016 | by (Milan) – See all my reviews

Polynesian adventure that takes something from all Disney classics but is able to innovate through characters, particularly the villain. Moana is reminiscent of the environmentalist soul of Ghibli Studio, with its interest in popular Asian mythology and natural spirits. Music is awesome and the moral about the importance of taking responsibility is anything but stale. The only real weakness of the movie is a certain repetitiveness in the middle part, but the breathtaking of the scenarios makes it equally enjoyable. Ultimately, a fun and emotional film, visually stunning, which fills the heart and makes eyes bright. Super recommended.


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