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Moana (2016)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Auli'i Cravalho ... Moana (voice)
Dwayne Johnson ... Maui (voice)
Rachel House ... Gramma Tala (voice)
Temuera Morrison ... Chief Tui (voice)
Jemaine Clement ... Tamatoa (voice)
Nicole Scherzinger ... Sina (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... Heihei / Villager #3 (voice)
Oscar Kightley ... Fisherman (voice)
Troy Polamalu Troy Polamalu ... Villager #1 (voice)
Puanani Cravalho Puanani Cravalho ... Villager #2 (voice)
Louise Bush 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 Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moana See more »

Filming Locations:

Polynesia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,631,401, 27 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$248,757,044

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$643,331,111
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first film directed by John Musker and Ron Clements not to include Corey Burton, Jim Cummings, or Frank Welker in the voice cast. See more »

Goofs

When Moana is a baby, her pet pig is a baby. Later on in the movie, Moana is all grown up, and the pig is still a baby. 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

The logos for Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios, in this motion picture, are tinted blue. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

We Know The Way (Finale)
Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetaia Foa'i
Music by Opetaia Foa'i
Lyrics by Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Music Production by Malcolm Smith
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Jarring
26 November 2016 | by redberSee all my reviews

It was going to sell...... Mooooaaaanaaa. Moan. Teardrops of pity. Bells and whistles clambering above and behind. It catches you. Moana is a movie of it's own, that speaks it's own language and reaps it's own wounds. Jarring. The ramifications of this movie, if you didn't know it already was, jellies from the distant aftertaste of 'Frozen' and 'Zootopia.' But this picture, if you didn't know it already was, is meant for Hawain culture, made for that specific statute of sensibility. So it's not that funny, but on a yacht at night, with the stars shining upon thee, without a whistle of wind, but the quiet rest of the open sea, and showing this film, if you didn't know it already was one, being shown on an outside projector, with a tropical drink in one hand and a bloody tissue in the other, then can this movie touch the jolts of my heart. What I am saying is this movie requires a journey for you to enjoy it instead of sitting their with a dried up full bag of large popcorn.


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