PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
Te Fiti slightly resembles the Spring Sprite from the "Fire bird suite" segment in Fantasia 2000 (1999), while Te Ka slightly resembles the fire-bird that the sprite accidentally awakens.
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.
The logos for Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios, in this motion picture, are tinted blue.
$56,631,401 (USA) (25 November 2016)
$248,752,120 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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