Moana

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
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Film Cast:

  • Moana (voice): Auli’i Cravalho
  • Maui (voice): Dwayne Johnson
  • Gramma Tala (voice): Rachel House
  • Chief Tui (voice): Temuera Morrison
  • Tamatoa (voice): Jemaine Clement
  • Sina (voice): Nicole Scherzinger
  • Heihei / Villager #3 (voice): Alan Tudyk
  • Toddler Moana (voice): Louise Bush
  • Chief Tui (singing voice): Christopher Jackson
  • Fisherman (voice): Oscar Kightley
  • Villager #1 (voice): Troy Polamalu
  • Villager #2 (voice): Puanani Cravalho
  • Additional Voices (voice): Lin-Manuel Miranda

Film Crew:

  • Executive Producer: John Lasseter
  • ADR & Dubbing: Doc Kane
  • Songs: Mark Mancina
  • Story: Ron Clements
  • Story: John Musker
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Lynn Sable
  • Thanks: Taika Waititi
  • Production Design: Ian Gooding
  • Visual Development: Dan Cooper
  • Orchestrator: Dave Metzger
  • Co-Director: Chris Williams
  • ADR & Dubbing: Greg Crawford
  • Foley: Shelley Roden
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: David E. Fluhr
  • Production Manager: Ryan Gilleland
  • Casting: Jamie Sparer Roberts
  • Art Direction: Andrew Edward Harkness
  • ADR Voice Casting: Terri Douglas
  • Co-Director: Don Hall
  • Animation: Andrew Lawson
  • Editor: Jeff Draheim
  • Musician: George Doering
  • VFX Artist: Seung-hyuk Kim
  • Animation: Shaofu Zhang
  • Musician: Cameron Patrick
  • Foley: John Roesch
  • Producer: Osnat Shurer
  • Lighting Artist: Alexandre Cazals
  • Visual Development: Manuel Arenas
  • Compositors: Ellen Poon
  • Local Casting: Christina Asher
  • Music: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Songs: Jordan Fisher
  • Animation: David Lisbe
  • Animation: Zach Parrish
  • Actor’s Assistant: Caitlin Singer
  • Story: Pamela Ribon
  • Screenplay: Jared Bush
  • Music Editor: Earl Ghaffari
  • Production Coordinator: Caitlin Coons
  • Sound Effects Editor: Lee Gilmore
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Tim Nielsen
  • Music Editor: Daniel Pinder
  • Sound Effects Editor: Pascal Garneau
  • Lighting Artist: Diana J. Zeng
  • Mix Technician: Stephen Urata
  • Animation: Bert Klein
  • Animation: Anthony DeRosa
  • Visual Development: James Finn
  • Background Designer: Barry Atkinson
  • Animation: Kevin MacLean
  • Animation: Mitja Rabar
  • Animation: Vitor Vilela
  • Fix Animator: Amanda ZIma
  • Animation Supervisor: Mack Kablan
  • Animation: Valentín Amador
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Kyle Odermatt
  • Animation: Mario Furmanczyk
  • Animation: Lee Hyun-min
  • Lighting Artist: Stephen Null
  • Animation: Dave Hardin
  • Animation: Morgan R. Kelly
  • Lighting Artist: Olun Riley
  • Executive In Charge Of Post Production: Bérénice Robinson
  • Production Supervisor: James E. Hasman
  • Production Supervisor: Christopher Kracker
  • Production Supervisor: Kristin Yadamec
  • Casting Assistant: Simon Ward
  • Production Supervisor: Leah Latham
  • Foley Editor: Matthew Harrison
  • Temp Music Editor: Dominick Certo
  • Sound Effects Editor: Jonathan Borland
  • Songs: Auli’i Cravalho
  • Animation: Jacob Frey
  • Lighting Camera: Adolph Lusinsky
  • Technical Supervisor: Hank Driskill
  • Thanks: Della Saba
  • Visual Development: Ryan Lang
  • Lighting Artist: Robert L. Miles
  • Lighting Supervisor: Chris Springfield
  • Character Designer: Jin Kim
  • Layout: Rob Dressel
  • Lighting Artist: Wally Schaab
  • Telecine Colorist: Eliot Milbourn
  • Music: Alessia Cara
  • Songs: Opetaia Foa’i
  • Story: Aaron Kandell
  • Story: Jordan Kandell
  • Casting: Rachel Sutton
  • Animation Supervisor: Adam Green
  • Animation Supervisor: Jennifer Hager
  • Animation Supervisor: Daniel Klug
  • Animation Supervisor: Malcon Pierce
  • Animation Supervisor: Mark Empey
  • Casting Associate: Sarah Raoufpur
  • Gaffer: Nathan Meade
  • Musician: James Thatcher
  • Associate Producer: Nicole P. Hearon
  • Production Supervisor: Marisa X. Castro
  • Production Supervisor: Kelly Eisert
  • Production Supervisor: Charlyn Go-Giampa
  • Production Supervisor: Stephanie Hachem
  • Production Supervisor: Brandon Holmes
  • Production Supervisor: Mayka Mei
  • Production Supervisor: Ruth Strother
  • Character Designer: James Woods
  • Musician: Kevin Connolly
  • Animation: Doug Bennett
  • Animation: Renato Dos Anjos
  • Animation: Mark Mitchell
  • Animation: Wayne Unten
  • Lighting Artist: Mohit Kallianpur
  • Character Modelling Supervisor: Chad Stubblefield
  • Animation: Darrin Butters
  • Animation: Youngjae Choi
  • Animation: Chadd Ferron
  • Animation Director: Amy Lawson Smeed
  • Musician: Paul S. Henning
  • Musician: Andrew Synowiec
  • Musician: Wade Culbreath
  • Local Casting: Fiona Collins
  • Lighting Artist: Katherine Ipjian
  • Lighting Artist: Jongo
  • Production Supervisor: Nicholas Russell
  • Post Production Supervisor: David Okey
  • Schedule Coordinator: Carrie Perry
  • Compositors: Elizabeth Willy
  • Lighting Artist: Ka Yaw Tan
  • Lighting Artist: Chadwick Orr
  • Lighting Artist: Jorge Obregon
  • Lighting Artist: Derek Nelson
  • Lighting Artist: Jonathan Navarro
  • Lighting Artist: Angela McBride
  • Compositors: Roger Lee
  • Lighting Artist: Kelly Kin
  • Lighting Artist: Jeff Gipson
  • Compositors: Kaori Doi
  • Lighting Artist: Justin Dobies
  • Lighting Artist: Ryan DeYoung
  • Lighting Supervisor: Gregory Culp
  • Animation: Nathan Engelhardt
  • Animation: Kira Lehtomaki
  • Animation: Chad Sellers
  • Animation: Robert Christian Huth
  • Software Engineer: Ricky Arietta
  • Animation: Alberto Abril
  • Animation: Abraham Aguilar
  • Animation: Tony Bonilla
  • Animation: Tony Chau
  • Animation: Andrew Chesworth
  • Animation: Trent Correy
  • Animation: Patrick Danaher
  • Animation: Marat Davletshin
  • Animation: Riannon Delanoy
  • Animation: Jeffrey Engel
  • Animation: Isaak Fernandez
  • Animation: Jason Figliozzi
  • Animation: Andrew Ford
  • Animation: Michael Franceschi
  • Animation: Derek Friesenborg
  • Animation: Jorge Garcia
  • Animation: Ryan Hobbiebrunken
  • Animation: Jackie Koehler
  • Animation: Kelly McClanahan
  • Animation: Matthew Meyer
  • Animation: Prothais Nicolas
  • Animation: Ryan Page
  • Animation: Joel Reid
  • Animation: Brian D. Scott
  • Animation: Benson Shum
  • Animation: Justin Sklar
  • Animation: David Stodolny
  • Animation: Wes Storhoff
  • Animation: Philip To
  • Animation: Amanda Wagner
  • Animation: Justin Weber
  • Animation: Geoff Wheeler
  • Animation: Michael Woodside
  • Animation: Nara Youn
  • Animation: Jorge Ruiz
  • Animation: Minor Gaytan
  • Assistant Editor: Adam DesCombes
  • Finance: Tom Body
  • Finance: Frank William Knittel
  • Finance: Linda Y. Matsuoka
  • Lighting Artist: Amol Sathe
  • Lighting Artist: Mark Siegel
  • Musician: Karl Vincent
  • Other: Katie Amanek
  • Production Coordinator: Nicholas Ellingsworth
  • Production Coordinator: Derek Manzella
  • Software Engineer: Garret Sakura
  • Software Engineer: Joanna Zeta
  • Software Engineer: Ralf Habel
  • Software Engineer: Peter Kutz
  • Systems Administrators & Support: Kimberly M. Rios
  • Temp Music Editor: Tommy Holmes
  • Animation: Joey Brown
  • Animation: Rastko Stefanovic
  • Assistant Editor: Brian Millman
  • Software Engineer: Rosie Wacha
  • Software Engineer: Graham B. Whitted IV
  • Production Supervisor: Julie Baner
  • Production Supervisor: Steph Gortz
  • Production Coordinator: Laura M. Meredith
  • Musician: Serena McKinney
  • Visual Effects: Brien Hindman
  • Lighting Artist: Katie Reihman
  • Associate Editor: Anthony Durazzo
  • VFX Artist: Chris Carignan
  • VFX Artist: Hendrik Panz
  • VFX Artist: Alexey Stomakhin
  • VFX Artist: Zubin Wadia
  • VFX Artist: Mir Z. Ali
  • Conductor: J.D. Aguilar
  • Vocal Coach: Sam Kriger
  • Lighting Supervisor: Jennifer Yu
  • Production Manager: Yvett Merino Flores
  • Animation: Salem Arfaoui
  • Associate Editor: Karen A. White
  • Lighting Supervisor: Corey Butler
  • Production Coordinator: Melissa Genoshe
  • Score Engineer: Greg Loskorn
  • VFX Artist: Peter DeMund
  • VFX Artist: Christopher Hendryx
  • VFX Artist: Zhang Xiao
  • Musician: Tom Pigott Smith
  • Production Supervisor: Scott Sakamoto
  • Legal Services: Mona Shokrai
  • Scoring Mixer: David Boucher
  • Thanks: Kathleen M. Mullin
  • Local Casting: Asolelei To’alepai
  • Actor’s Assistant: Ray Gordon II
  • Legal Services: Doug Brunswick
  • Legal Services: Don Welty
  • Software Engineer: Far Jangtrakool
  • Visual Development: Neysa Bove
  • Visual Development: Mehrdad Isvandi
  • Additional Music: Igelese Ete
  • Additional Music: Pasifika Voices
  • Additional Music: Marlon Espino
  • Fix Animator: Brendan Gottlieb
  • Fix Animator: Boris Maras
  • Fix Animator: Reece Porter
  • Fix Animator: Elena Volk
  • Production Coordinator: Danielle Beverson
  • Mix Technician: Liz Marston
  • Software Engineer: Yining Karl Li
  • Visual Effects: Marc Henry Bryant
  • Systems Administrators & Support: Matt Watson
  • Lighting Artist: Ayman Akoshali
  • Lighting Artist: Sung Joon Bae
  • Lighting Artist: Bryan Locantore
  • Lighting Artist: Andy Wu
  • Lighting Artist: Alina Zepeda
  • Lighting Artist: Nasheet Zaman
  • Finance: Louis Chieng
  • Production Coordinator: Jasmine Gonzalez
  • Production Coordinator: Kit Turley
  • ADR & Dubbing: Paul McGrath
  • Music Editor: Marc Daniel Nelson
  • Animation: Andrew Feliciano
  • Animation: Ivan Oviedo
  • Visual Effects: John Kosnik
  • Visual Effects: Nikki Mull
  • Visual Effects: Matt Schiller
  • VFX Artist: Joël Einhorn
  • VFX Artist: Aaron James McComas
  • VFX Artist: Yorie Kumalasari
  • VFX Artist: Alex Moaveni
  • VFX Artist: Hiroaki Narita
  • VFX Artist: Rattanin Sirinaruemarn
  • VFX Artist: Le Joyce Tong
  • VFX Artist: Cong Wang

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: **Girl finds out the true identity of her people.**

    Okay, I shocked when I heard this film did not get the Oscars nod, except for a song. Now I have seen the film and I come to know why. This is a one liner, but developed into a longer version Except the initial parts, this film is like a limited cast/character film. Most of the film takes place in the sea sailing around fighting evil force to break the curse. But at the end, you would feel this kind of story is not worth for a feature film. It looks a perfect short animation theme.

    Disney never disappoints its fans, well, for me. So I enjoyed it, it was fun and entertaining, but too simple. The characters were cute, this is a wonderful film for kids and some grownups would too enjoy it. But this is not for all, unlike most of the Disney animations are. Dwayne’s voice lending for one of the lead characters was good, but the girl steals the show. Especially if you are a kid and/or a girl.

    The best film since ‘Lilo & Stitch’ on the similar theme about Pacific islands’ people. But it reminded me ‘Whale Rider’. Overall, I think the story should have been improved a bit, in particular by including a few more characters at least for the partial appearances. This is not the best animation of the year, also definitely the bad one to skip. If your purpose of the watch is entertainment/timepass, it is good at that.

    _6½/10_

  • Gimly: After I watched _Zootopia_ in the middle of 2016, I thought to myself “Well, that does it, this has to be the best Family Movie of the year!” I was ready to call it right then and there. It wasn’t until December rolled around and I got the chance to see _Moana_, that I realised I had spoken far too soon. For in truth Moana deserved that title!

    Mostly I’m just happy that I managed to enjoy two whole Disney movies this year.

    _Final rating:★★★½ – I strongly recommend you make the time._

  • r96sk: Good fun.

    I wasn’t expecting ‘Moana’ to be quite so goofy and silly, in that sense the more serious ending doesn’t quite fit, but I still felt suitably entertained throughout. The animation is nice, while the music is solid – even if Maui’s “You’re Welcome” is the only memorable song to me.

    Dwanye Johnson plays Maui, he is top notch from start-to-finish; obvious casting, but still a welcomed pick. Auliʻi Cravalho (Moana) and Rachel House (Tala) are also up to the mark in their respective roles.

    Thought it would be greater, but that doesn’t stop the fact that this is an enjoyable film.

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