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 very 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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Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

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.

4.0

Very enjoyable, nice kiwi feel to it too. Catchy music

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Moana will be a classic in our household.

5.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A lovely, reassuring hug of a movie ...

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

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.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Moana will be a classic in our household.

5.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A lovely, reassuring hug of a movie ...

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0