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An epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
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Aug 07, 2017

Another fabulous movie from Disney. Walt has to be smiling down at the team putting out movies these days. They're choosing original story's
and doing a great job. This will be part of my library. Hope you and your family enjoy if as much as I did. Oh and the music great.

Aug 01, 2017

Moana is a story of a girl who has spent her entire life enchanted by the ocean beyond the reef of her island. Her father has always protected her from becoming too attached, but through the help of her “crazy” grandmother and her ancestors, Moana heads out to the sea to restore the heart of Te Fiti. Along the way she meets insanely humorous and intelligently portrayed characters like Maui, the snail and more. The songs are all great sing-alongs and enjoyed by everyone I think! The idea of having a chief’s daughter be a “Disney Princess” was really unique considering Moana was never called the “Princess” in this movie. Appreciate that Disney is becoming more diverse! Rating 4/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 26, 2017

A fun movie to watch.
I loved the music. :)

Jul 24, 2017

The film wraps mythical elements in the frame story of an increasingly island-bound people re-discovering their traditional seafaring ways in the face of dwindling resources. As with "Kubo And The Two Strings" and "Life of Pi", you may be left wondering whether the intervening journey was simply metaphorical. In this case, with the help of a few catchy songs and a crazy chicken, we learn to have faith in ourselves and realize the duality of nature. If this causes you to research the depicted culture or even take up sailing, so much the better.

Jul 24, 2017

Great movie! So much fun. So much good music.

Jul 22, 2017

Definitely recommended as a case study in why Aboriginals get upset about issues of cultural (mis)appropriation. We found it appallingly tasteless. (Except for the chicken; the chicken was funny.)

VaughanPLTracyMat Jul 04, 2017

An entertaining movie with adventure and humour that will appeal to adults and children alike!

I thought it was a good movie. There was some rude humor but besides that it was awesome.

Eat smores with the movie it's awesome.
P.S. Moana is on Netflix

AL_KATI Jun 19, 2017

Watch for the animation--it was stunning. The plot felt a bit long but overall it was a delightful Disney film.

Jun 13, 2017

Good for children. Animation and 3D rendering are superb. But I quickly lost enthusiasm after the first 1/3, perhaps the legend-inspired story turned out not much of that allure.

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Aug 02, 2017

Moana: Okay, first, I am not a princess. I'm the daughter of the chief.
Maui: Same difference.
Moana: No.
Maui: If you wear a dress, and have an animal sidekick, you're a princess.

"When you write with a bird it's called tweeting"--Maui


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Jan 07, 2017

Long ago, the goddess of creation, Te Fiti, spread life all over the earth. The key to this was her heart. The heart was very powerful, but Maui, a demigod, wanted that power. He stole the heart from her and what came was darkness and monsters. The greatest monster, Te Ka, a lava monster hit Maui. With this, he lost his hook... and the heart.
A 1,000 years later, Gramma Tala is telling the story to the children of the village of Motanui. She forsees that one of the children will go out and find Maui and return the heart of Te Fiti. A little girl, daughter of the Chief Tui and Sina, named Moana is chosen by the ocean. Ever since then, she has been drawn to the ocean and expresses her love for it in every way of her life. She does not realize that she was chosen until many years later before Gramma Tala dies.
Moana sets off to find Maui in determination to save her island. Once she finds Maui, she realizes Maui stole the heart so he could give the power of life to the mortals and his hook is missing. Maui takes Moana's boat to get his hook and tries to keep Moana out of it by putting her in a cave. Moana manages to escape the cave and tries to get on her boat, but misses her landing spot. The ocean helps her get on her boat. Maui attempts to throw her out, but the ocean keeps putting her back. Maui knew he lost the "fight" when he tried to escape the boat and the ocean put him back on too.
Moana realizes Maui was afraid of the heart because he told her it was a curse and bad things would come for it. Moana thought he was kidding and started shouting for someone to get it, but then the Kakamoras, murdering little pirates, come.

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