Synopsis: An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 83 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min


In the beginning.

There was only ocean.

Until "Mother Island" emerged.

Te Fiti.

Her heart has greatest

power ever known.

It could create life itself.

And Te Fiti share it with the world.

But in time, some begin to seek

Te Fiti's heart.

They believe the faith could possessed.

The great power of

creation would be vast.

And one day...

The most daring of them all...

Voyage across the vast

ocean to take it.

He was a Demigod of Wind and Sea.

He was a warrior ...

A trickster.

A shape shifter who could change form.

With the power of his magical fish hook.

And his name was Maui.

But without her heart.

Te Fiti began to crumble.

Giving birth to a terrible darkness.

Maui fright escape.

But was confronted by another,

who saw the heart.

Te Ka, a demon of Earth and Fire.

Maui was struck from a sky.

Never to be seen again.

And his magical fish hook ...

And the heart of Te Fiti, were lost to the sea.

Where even know, 1000 years later.

Te Ka and the demon of the deep

still hunt for the heart.

Hiding in the darkness that

will continue to spread...

Chasing away our fish.

Draining the life from island after island.

Until everyone of us.

Is the bowed by the blood thirsted joys.

Of inescaped of our dead.

But one day...

The heart will be found.

By someone who would

journey beyond the reef.

Find Maui.

Delivered him across

the great ocean...

To restore Te Fiti's heart.

And save us all.

Thank you mother, that's enough.


No one goes outside the reef.

We're safe here.

There is no darkness.

There are no monsters.

- Master .. master... master.

- There's no monster... no monster.

- Darkness...

- Hey... ahh...

But there is nothing beyond

that reef but storm.

- And rough sea.

- I get the bowed.

As long as we stay on our very safe island.

We'll be fine.

The legend are true.

Someone would have to go.


Motului is paradise.

Who would want to go in anywhere else.


Oh, there you are...

Moana, what are you doing.

You scared me.

Fun, I wants go back.

I know, I know...

But you don't go out there.

It's dangerous.

Moana, come on...

Let's go back to the village.

You are the next great

chief of our people.

And you do wonderous

thing, my little Minou.

Oh yes, but first...

You must learn where your meant to be.


Make way .. Make way.

Moana, it's time you knew.

The village of Motunui is all you need.

The dancers are practising

They dance to an ancient song.

We need a new song,

that's what we need.

This tradition is our mission.

And Moana there's so much to do.

Don't trip on the taro root.

That's all you need.

We share everything we make.

We joke and we weave our baskets.

The fishermen come back from the sea.

- I wanna see.

- Don't walk away.

Moana stay on the ground now.

Our people will need a

chief and there you there...

There comes a day.

When you're gonna look around.

And realize happiness

is where you are.

Consider the coconut.

Consider it's tree...

We use each parts of the coconut.

That's all we need.

We make our nets from the fibers.

The water is sweet inside.

We use the leaves

to build fires.

We cook up the meat inside.

Consider the coconuts.

The trunks and the leaves.

The island gives us what we need.

- And noone leaves.

- That's right we stay.

We're safe and we're well provided.

And when we look to the future...

There you are.

You'll be okay.

In time you'll learn just as I did.

You must find happiness right

where you are...

I like to dance with the water.

The undertow and the waves.

The water is mischievous, ha !

I like how it misbehaves.

The village may think I'm crazy.

Or say that I drift too far.

But once you know what you like.

Well there you are.

You are your father's daughter.

Stubbornness and pride.

Mind what he says, but remember.

You may hear a voice inside..

And if the voice starts to whisper.

To follow the farthest star.

Moana, that voice inside

is who you are....



I was only looking at the boats.

I wasn't gonna get on them.

Come on.

There's something I

need to show you.

I wonder to bring you here from

the moment you open your eyes.

This is a sacred place.

The place of Chiefs.

There would come a time

When you will stand on this peaked place.

A stone on this mountain.

Like I did.

Like my father did.

And his father and every chief that is ever been.

And on that day...

We knew at your stone.

You will raise this whole

island higher.

You are the future of

our people, Moana.

May are not out there.

There are right here.

It's time to be who they need you to be.

We make our nets from the fibers.

(We make our nets...)

(... from the fiber )

The water is sweet inside.

We use the leaves

to build fires.

We cook up the meat inside.

The village believe in us. (Huh)

That's right.

The village believe. (Huh)

The island gives us what we need.

And no one leaves.

So here I'll stay.

My home and my people beside me.

And when I think of tomorrow.

There we are.

I lead the way.

I'll have my people to guide me.

We'll build our future together.

Where we are.

Cause every path leads you back to.

Where you are.

You can find happiness right

(where you are)

Where you are....

Every storm, this roof leaks

no matter how many font I add.

This is not the font.

- Wind shifted the coast.

- Ohhh...

That's good work.

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Ron Clements

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ronald Francis "Ron" Clements (born April 25, 1953) is an American animation director and producer. He is one half of America's leading contemporary animation team with John Musker. more…

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