If you’re looking for a movie that’s a perfect fit for the whole family, then look no further than the breathtaking adventure of Moana! To make sure you’re fully immersed in this magical world, we’ve put together a list of the 10 most essential things you need to know about Moana before you hit the play button. So gather your loved ones, grab some popcorn, and prepare to embark on a thrilling cinematic voyage that’s sure to leave you feeling uplifted and inspired!
Uncover the Enchantment of Moana: 10 Must-Know Facts for Families
- An Oceania adventure from Disney – Moana is ‘Explorer. Wayfinder. A hero in the making’.
- From Walt Disney Animation Studios, Moana is a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. With the help of the once-mighty demi-god Maui (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson), they traverse the open ocean on a voyage that sees them encounter enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.
- Directors Ron Clements and John Musker (the duo behind ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’) spent time in the Pacific Islands to get a better understanding of the people, places, traditions and mythologies that would help form the inspiration for the Moana story, and help them tell that story respectfully. The film took five years to make.
- It’s the film debut for 16-year-old Hawaiian, Auli’i Cravalho, who beat out hundreds of candidates from across the Pacific to win the role of Moana.
- Moana will be the first feature film ever translated into the Tahitian language.
- Moana features an original soundtrack, with songs written by Tony-award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda alongside Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’i. Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock (Maui) and Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) both sing in the movie – and both are very impressive singers!
- In collaboration with The Walt Disney Studios, Hawaiian Airlines has unveiled three Moana-themed Airbus A330 aircraft, each emblazoned with ‘Moana’ imagery! Follow #SoaringWithDisneyMoana
- GRAMMA TALA knows best! Always take Gramma Tala seriously!
- Playful, loyal, and adorable – PUA the Pig!
- HEIHEI – clueless, problematic, poultry!
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