Moana

This Disney animation sets sail in the South Pacific.

Overall B+

Mona (voice of Auli'i Carvalho) embarks on a dangerous quest. Luckily (or not) she has the help of the legendary demigod, Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) on her high-seas adventure.

Release date November 23, 2016

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

Why is Moana rated PG? The MPAA rated Moana PG for peril, some scary images and brief thematic elements.

Run Time: 103 minutes

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Moana
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Moana rated PG? Moana is rated PG by the MPAA for peril, some scary images and brief thematic elements.

Violence: Characters face perilous situations on the sea: They are occasionally knocked overboard, shipwrecked and abandoned, as well as face turbulent weather. Weapon use (spears and poisonous darts) and hand-to hand conflict are depicted during a battle with pirates. Characters fight gods and monsters that spurt lava, throws fire balls, threaten to eat them and regrow severed limbs.Some of these images may be frightening for young children.

Sexual Content: Characters wear traditional dress: grass skirts, bare chested men and bare shouldered women. A female child is seen in just a diaper.

Profanity: Some name-calling occurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Poisonous darts cause characters to fall asleep.

Other: Frequent depictions of mythological characters and philosophy.

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Moana
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario PG Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Action.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
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News About "Moana"

Cast and Crew

Moana is directed by Ron Clements, John Musker and stars Auli'i Carvalho, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Jemaine Clement.

Releasing with this movie is a short animation called Inner Workings.

From the Studio:
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
- Walt Disney Motion Pictures

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Moana movie is March 7, 2017. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Moana
Release Date: 7 March 2017
Moana releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy ) with the following extras:
- Theatrical Short Film: “Inner Workings” – With introduction by the filmmakers, is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced style that blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life.
- Maui Mini-Movie: “Gone Fishing” – When Maui decides it’s time to take charge of the ocean and catch his next meal, Moana must show him the error of his ways … with a little help from her friends!
- Voice of the Islands – An in-depth look at how Pacific Island people and cultures inspired the filmmakers to create the story of “Moana.”
- Things You Didn’t Know About … Meet the stars of “Moana” in this dynamic Q&A featuring Dwayne Johnson, newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, and famed animation directors Ron and John. Meet the musical team behind “Moana” in this fascinating Q&A featuring Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
- Island Fashion – Find out how costume designer Neysa Bové took on the unique challenge of creating costumes using materials and techniques native to the islands of Oceania.
- They Know the Way: Making the Music of “Moana” – Musicians Opetaia Foa’I, Marc Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda take us on a personal journey through their involvement in the movie and how it changed their lives.
- Fishing for Easter Eggs – Dive deep into the ocean and fish for the Easter Eggs hidden by the animators at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
- The Elements of … – This series of four mini-docs explores the technical achievements behind some of the ground-breaking effects used in the film.
- Deleted Song: “Warrior Face” – With introduction by songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda.
- Deleted Scenes – Ron and John introduce the following deleted scenes: Race the Wind/Ties that Bind; Discussing Moana’s Future; Under the Sea; Grandmother’s Warning/Legend of Maui; Education of Moana; Father, Daughter, Boat; and Canoe Race.
- Music Video: “How Far I’ll Go” – Performed by Alessia Cara.
- “How Far I’ll Go Around the World” – Multi-language reel of the song “How Far I’ll Go.”
- Audio Commentary – With directors Ron and John.

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Ron Clements and John Musker have also worked together on The Little Mermaid , The Princess and the Frog and Aladdin.

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