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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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Cast

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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$243,189,793 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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Trivia

2016 marks the first time since 2002 where two Disney animated feature films were released the same year (Lilo & Stitch (2002) and Treasure Planet (2002)). Zootopia (2016) came out eight months before Moana (2016). See more »

Goofs

Before the song "How Far I'll Go," Sina finds Moana sitting on a tree throwing sticks into the ground. However, when Moana begins to sing, the sticks are no longer there. See more »

Quotes

[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 voyaged 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

Much like Big Hero 6 the title for the movie does not appear until the ending of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Ed Sheeran (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Welcome
Performed by Dwayne Johnson
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Great visuals, great music.
21 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Moana, while most certainly a cookie-cutter Disney movie, stood out among others with excellent music and even better visuals. The fanciful story follows a young girl, Moana, on her quest to save her island from the mysterious force that is killing all vegetation. The characters in this story suffer from subpar characterization, but as far as children's movies are concerned, this was not unforgivable. The music in this film will, in my mind, be ranked up there with the music found in "Frozen"- unforgettable and instant classics. In addition, the visuals in this film were absolutely astounding. I found myself caught up in the incredible detail with that animators put into everything. All in all, while the rebellion of the young girl was certainly typical of Disney (and highly irritating for myself), I found the plot to be further from where the company usually ventures, and I found the film entirely refreshing.


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