Moana (2016)

 ●  Maori ● 1 hr 47 mins

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Young navigator Moana and legendary demi-god Maui, set sail for an adventurous journey to search for a fabled island.
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Cast: Alan Tudyk, Aulii Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

Crew: John Musker (Director), Ron Clements (Director), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Music Director), Mark Mancina (Music Director), Opetaia Foai (Music Director)

Rating: U (India), PG (Singapore)

Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Release Dates: 02 Dec 2016 (India), 01 Dec 2016 (Malaysia), 24 Nov 2016 (Singapore), 24 Nov 2016 (United Arab Emirates)

Tagline: The ocean is calling.

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Did you know? The term 'Moana' depicts the Polynesian word for ocean or sea and is also a common Polynesian word for the colour blue. Read More
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as Hei Hei the Rooster
as Moana Waialiki
as Maui
as Tamatoa
as Tamatoa
as Toddler Moana
as Fisherman
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as Gramma Tala
as Chief Tui
as Villager



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Sound Effects Studio
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor


Casting Associate


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Assistant Editor

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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Shot in 3D
Archival Source:
The ocean is calling.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Moana (English)
Eric Goldberg had ardently worked on the hand-drawn animation used to depict Maui's sentient tattoos

Moana is Clements and Musker's first fully computer-animated film

Jemaine Clement and Nicole Scherzinger had already work together in Men in Black 3

Moana is the third animated movie of Dwayne Johnson after 'The Game Plan' and 'Race to Witch Mountain'

'Moana' is one of the few Disney Animated feature films where the voice actors wouldn't match their character's mouth movements, with all the dialogue recording having been finished up 4 months prior to the film's release.

Maui's tattoos were hand-drawn animated and detailed which makes Moana the first full-length Disney animated feature film to feature hand drawn animation.

Fifth Harmony member and pop star Dinah Jane Hansenn had auditioned for the role of Moana.

Several girls had auditioned for the role online and actual casting calls were made in different locations.

The term 'Moana' depicts the Polynesian word for ocean or sea and is also a common Polynesian word for the colour blue.

Lin-Manuel Miranda was signed on to write the music for Moana before the Broadway stage musical 'Hamilton' became a worldwide phenomenal hit.

The sequence in which Maui and Moana encounter the Kakamora was supposed to be an intentional homage to Mad Max: Fury Road.

Jared Bush received sole credit as the writer of the final version of the screenplay.

Another version of the script had focused on Moana rescuing her father, who had been lost at sea.

Pamela Ribon came up with the idea of a grandmother character for the film who would serve as the mentor tied to the ancient traditions.

Taika Waititi had written the initial screenplay focusing on Moana as the sole daughter in a family with five to six brothers but had later decided to focus the story solely on Moana.