A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.
Moana (2016) Storyline
The film tells the story: 2000 years ago, on the South Pacific island, lived Polynesians tribes, whose hobby is sailing, tribal chiefs have a daughter named Moana Waialiki, in order to save her family and search the mysterious island, she start an adventure on the sea.
During the journey, she and her companion the half God and half human Maui met a huge sea creatures, the stifling dark and ancient legends.
Polynesian people are nation living in the South Pacific island, they has their own unique cultural customs, religious art. About three thousand years ago they sailed on the vast Southern Pacific Ocean, and found many islands in Oceania, but one thousand years later, they suddenly stopped sailing, until today, there is no one understand why. The inspiration of this film is coming from here.
It is reported that there will be a lot of the folk story elements of the South Pacific Island, there will be an imitating Hawaii totem role as Moana’s adventure partner.
Moana Waialiki will also be the first Oceanian princess of Disney, this will be the fifty-seventh Walt Disney Animation Studios animated feature film.
Release Date: 25 November 2016 (China)
Also Known As: Vaiana
Film time: 103 minutes
2016 Official Movie Trailer (HD)
The film was originally expected to be released in 2018, but apparently Disney has accelerated the production schedule, may also be caused by a great success thanks to the “frozen”, which let Disney find the huge market of princess cartoon.
Although the film is produced by computer CG, but the picture is painted style, a bit like Disney animated short film “Paperman”, but not exactly the same, it’s a new style of CG.