Moana

Moana

DVD - 2017
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A mythic adventure set around 2,000 years ago across a series of islands in the South Pacific. The film follows the journey of a spirited teenager named Moana as she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together they traverse the open ocean, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] :, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
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Tilapia
Oct 18, 2017

Best animated movie I've ever watched. We love it, ... and we are really grown ups.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Good music, good kids movie.

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pink_turkey_5
Oct 11, 2017

Awesome movie!

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Mouziey
Oct 10, 2017

Borrowed this to close out the summer; Watched it ten times till due date on loan. the water scenes are so life like it wants you to go out and experience the waters; paddle the rigger like the primative sailors use the hand as a measure to guide the stars. I really reminds adults and plants the seed to youngesters to abide by nature otherwise ....global changes occur. The songs / show in different languages , in subtitle and most of all the "hamilton broadway" show originator added his magic to the already Disney magical pixie.

5 rigger boats for excellence

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

lovely lovely movie !!! for old and young, thank you Disney!!!!!!!

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andleslie
Sep 06, 2017

One of the best movies Disney has ever created. I have watched it three times and with each viewing I enjoy it more and more. It is a very touching and uplifting story. Plus, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, and Alan Tudyk are hilarious.

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Charmed03
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.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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SashaE
Jul 26, 2017

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

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humbleworm
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.

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Jul 24, 2017

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Jun 10, 2017

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Erika_W
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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skyscraperarrow12
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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