PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
5 March 2017 | Andreas Karmiotis
9 | Beautiful in every sense, Moana will soften even the hardest of hearts
Moana is a return to the classic Disney formula, the clichés and characters ripped from a number of other animated...
In the beginning of the movie when young Moana is grabbing the seashells from the sand, spirals appear in the sand as the water moves away from the shells. The spiral is also in the Heart of Te Fiti. This is when she is chosen by the ocean.
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 ...
The movie features several frigate birds (likely magnificent frigate birds), in particular when baby Moana helps the baby turtle get to the sea. These birds were sometimes used by Polynesians to help navigate toward new islands. However, these birds do not feed while on land (and they spend very little time on land). They are pelagic, hunting while in flight in the open sea, and they only land when they need to roost.
At the end of the scrolling credits, there is a drawing of Wreck-It Ralph in a Polynesian outfit.
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