Moana. It’s the new Disney animated hit of the season in theatres now, and my kids’ new favorite movie. Last week my kids and I went to an advanced screening and since then, my kids have been talking about it constantly (and of course, asking for Moana toys for Christmas!).
Here’s the synopsis:
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Moana is about family, strength, and like many movies lately, GIRL POWER. It’s heartwarming and exciting, with some cute, funny moments. Our favorite character was HeiHei, a not-so-intelligent rooster who ends up joining Moana on her journey. [Read more…]