I have always had a soft spot for the oceans of the world along with Polynesian cultures as they have a special place in the world and my heart, having once been to New Zealand before and entranced by Maori culture. What I like about this is the creative team at Disney did their homework and for once a virtually stereotype-free work (though one could argue that for Maui himself), while incorporating their best tricks that worked with The Lion King (another all-time favorite Disney movie of mine), such as give the protagonist a terribly tragedy, give him/her a sense of doubt, plus a lot of obstacles and spectacular scene where the protagonist meets antagonist. Moana herself is the perfect princess sporting a great look (regular build, skirt and crop top with tasteful amount of midriff) without going overly sexual like Ariel or Jasmine, plus the courage, compassion, and commitment that Mulan and Elsa showed, and to top it all off Auli i Cravalho, who voices and sings her is phenomenal. HeiHei, the dimwitted chicken is great comic relief, but don't rule out Maui, who's a great character wonderfully voiced by Dwayne Johnson, even proving he's a good singer too! The graphics are wonderful, really adding a sense of depth to the already well-written story with a sense of maturity making this something even adults who don't have kids can enjoy as well. There are a lot of great moments such as Moana's one-woman battle against the Kakamora, her tender moments with her grandmother that can resonate with anyone. My favorite song is "How far I'll Go" which is so enchanting to listen to with Cravalho's vocals hitting every note perfectly. All in all this one of my two favorite Disney movies.