We all love a bit of Disney fantasy; a story that ends happily ever after and provides good clean family entertainment. The Disney hit movie Moana was nominated for numerous awards including a BAFTA this season for its motion pictures, sound and more. Now you can let the animation unfold in your own living room with an afternoon of family entertainment as Moana comes out on digital download on 27th March and on Blu Ray and DVD on 3rd April.
Moana the Story
Moana is a teenage girl from Oceania with a mind of her own and a taste for adventurous. She sets sail on a voyage across the ocean in search of a mythical island full of hope and determined to save her people. Along the way Moana meets Maui, her hero, who also happens to be a demi-god. Together, the two take on an epic adventure, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. As well as seeking to save her people the journey becomes one of self-discovery for Moana, empowering her to find her own identity. There is beautiful and powerful message for audiences of all ages and genders making this action packed adventure perfect for all the family.
The Animation stars
Moana’s father, Chief Tui
Moana’s Gramma Tala
The inspiration behind the Disney Moana Animation
According to directors, “Moana” was inspired by the great explorers who first navigated the Pacific, discovering the islands of Oceania. “Voyaging is a real source of pride for many Pacific Islanders, a part of their identity,” says Roy Clements. Many experts believe that about 3,000 years ago, those deep-sea exploratory voyages halted for about a millennium before resuming. This rebirth of exploration sparked the filmmakers’ imaginations and the heroine at the heart of the story. “The idea of a teenage girl who dreamed of becoming a navigator—considering the abilities of her ancestors—was so appealing,” explains Musker.
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