MOANA Rating: PG (for peril, some scary images, and brief thematic elements)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams (IX), Don Hall
Written By: Jared Bush
Actors: Auli’i Cravelho, Dwayne Johnson
In Theaters: Nov 23, 2016, Wide
Box Office: $236,970,483.00
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
REVIEW OF DISNEY MOANA 2016
(Moana) is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy adventure movie produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 56th Disney animated feature movie. The movie was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker and co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The movie features music written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina.
Featuring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk, the movie tells the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of the chief in a Polynesian tribe, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of saving her people.
Movie was released theatrically in the United States on November 23, 2016, in Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, D-Box, and premium large formats. The movie received critical acclaim, with particular attention directed to its animation, music, and voice cast. The movie has grossed over $511 million in global box office revenue. The movie, along with Zootopia, marks the first time since 2002 that Walt Disney Animation Studios has released two feature movies in the same year and both movies have been nominated for the 89th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature; it also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song (“How Far I’ll Go”).
As of January 25, 2017, Movie has grossed $237.5 million in the U.S. and Canada and $273.9 million in other countries for a worldwide total of $511.4 million, against a budget of $150 million. On January 22, 2017, the film reached the $500 million mark, becoming the fourth consecutive Walt Disney Animation Studios film to reach the milestone after Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014), and Zootopia (2016).