Moana

Moana

Moana

Disney Animation's 56th animated feature film, from the directors of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. The story is billed as a "mythic adventure", set in the South Pacific 2,000 years ago. Follows a young girl who sets out to find a fabled island, joined by Pacific demi-god Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson).

2016Rating: PG, Some scenes may scare young children107 minsUSAWalt Disney Animation
AdventureAnimatedComedyKids & Family
Director:
Ron ClementsJohn Musker ('The Princess and the Frog', 'Hercules', 'Aladdin', 'The Little Mermaid')
Writer:
Jared Bush
Cast:
Dwayne JohnsonAuli'i CravalhoAlan TudykNicole ScherzingerJemaine ClementTemuera MorrisonRachel House

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Moana / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

I’m not the correct person to write about the cultural politics surrounding Moana. I am, however, a mad sweaty nerd for animation, and this gorgeous Polynesian family adventure is told with a grandness that is kind of expected from Disney at this point.

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Variety

Variety

Keeps with the tradition that made Disney the leader in animated fairy and folk tales, and yet, showing a thoroughly modern touch, it's the first to do so without so much as suggesting a love interest.

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Total Film

Total Film

Despite Dwayne Johnson's solid scene-stealing, the wave-taming Moana gets a true hero's journey in this South Seas stunner.

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Time Out

Time Out

There's not a prince or potential husband in sight; Moana's future is entirely defined by her leadership and ability to fend off the mansplaining know-it-all Maui. As messages go, we'll take it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

You succumb to an enjoyable experience that splits the difference between mythology and merchandising.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

An amiable new animated musical that speaks to the tween-princess-sleepover demographic while tapping into Polynesian myths and making a modest, decently intentioned gesture at diversity.

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Stuff

Stuff

A terrific mix of aquatic action (with the animation of the ocean a particular visual highlight) and inspirational thinking about following your own path.

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Newshub

Newshub

Moana will be a classic in our household.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A lovely, reassuring hug of a movie ...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Amazing adventure, colour explosions and catchy songs. This is amazing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Contemporary Disney at its finest - a vibrantly rendered adventure that combines state-of-the-art CG animation with traditional storytelling and colorful characters, all enlivened by a terrific voice cast.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A crowd-pleasing oceanic musical with big tunes and beguiling characters, Moana is likely to thwack a big smile on your face.

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