In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
|Release Date||:||November 23, 2016|
|Genres||:||Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall|
|Writers||:||Jared Bush, Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell|
|Casts||:||Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk, Louise Bush, Oscar Kightley, Troy Polamalu, Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa'i, Chris Jackson|
|Plot Keywords||:||ocean, sailboat, mythology, island, animation, curse, young girl, sailor, demigod, polynesia, voyage, pacific ocean, quest, maui|
A friend and I went with the kids to watch Moana last night. I loved seeing Polynesian islands in animation again. The scenery is beautiful--much more of it, and more vivid compared to Lilo and Stitch. The storyline was typical Disney, of course. I feel like I've seen this movie a dozen times before. I would add that I am getting tired of seeing male characters portrayed as cowardly, ignorant, and/or irresponsible. This movie succeeds in that aspect, which is disappointing. Having sons, it would be nice to see a movie where a young man is the hero. Instead, we seem to find thattoo many of Disney's children's movies feature a heroine with weak male characters around her. Other than the above-mentioned observation and the glorifying of pagan belief systems, it was an entertaining and uplifting movie.