Disney’s Moana 

Last Updated on: October 4th, 2022

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing movie Disney’s Moana  including casting, reviews, fun facts and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Disney’s Moana  Description

moana movieFor centuries, the greatest sailors in the world masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, 3,000 years ago, their voyages stopped for a millennium – and no one knows exactly why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i.

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Disney’s Moana  Fun Facts

  • This is the 56th animated Disney feature film.
  • The movie title was originally “Waialiki.”
  • The character Moana’s name was changed to Valana in some countries.
  • The movie title was changed to Oceania in Italy.
  • This was the first film to be fully dubbed for the Tahitian language.
  • This was the 12th biggest movie of 2016.

Disney’s Moana  Cast:
  • Auliʻi Cravalho: Moana
  • Louise Bush: younger Moana
  • Dwayne Johnson: Maui
  • Rachel House: Tala, Moana’s grandmother
  • Temuera Morrison: Tui
  • Christopher Jackson: Tui’s singing voice
  • Jemaine Clement: Tamatoa
  • Nicole Scherzinger: Sina
  • Alan Tudyk: Heihei
  • Oscar Kightley: a fisherman
  • Troy Polamalu: Villager No. 1
  • Puanani Cravalho: Villager No. 2
Disney’s Moana  Crew:
  • Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker
  • Producer: Osnat Shurer
  • Music by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina

Disney’s Moana  Details

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  • Year Released: 2016
  • Type of Movie: Animated
  • Box Office: $643 million
  • Awards: Nominated for two Academy Awards
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I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.