- 103 min
- Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
- Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk
- UK release: 2 December 2016
- Website: movies.disney.co.uk/moana
Moana (Carvalho) is a plucky Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, exuberantly sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and there's a refreshing lack of a love interest. A spirited, vividly realised and genuinely rousing adventure.
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For their first computer-created animation the directors of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid draw upon Polynesian and Maori culture for a colourful seafaring adventure. Moana Waialiki is the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.
Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker | 103 mins
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Moana28 Nov 2016
Disney triumph again with this buoyant animated adventure, featuring Dwayne Johnson
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