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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana,” the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (HBO’s “Ballers,” “Central Intelligence”) as the larger-than-life demigod Maui, has dazzled both critics and audiences. The film earned a 95% critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes and the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office opening weekend. Now, “Moana” sets a new course, as it now available to bring home on Digital HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand.
Moana is available at major retailers nationwide in addition to online at Amazon in it's various formats.
For centuries, the greatest sailors in the world masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, 3,000 years ago, their voyages stopped for a millennium – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Continuing the fun-filled adventure, families can continue their journey filled with hours of extensive and entertaining bonus offerings including: a new, hilarious mini-movie featuring Moana and Maui; an in-depth look at how the people, cultures and heritage of the Pacific Islands shaped the story of “Moana;” revealing Q&A with co-stars Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson, and famed animation directors Ron Clements and John Musker; insider access to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foaʻi, the trio behind the film’s moving music; four mini-documentaries highlighting the movie’s groundbreaking effects; deleted scenes; a deleted song; hidden Easter Eggs; music video; “Inner Workings,” the theatrical short film directed by Leo Matsuda that spotlights the internal struggle between a man’s Brain and Heart; and much, much more.
I have to admit that I wasn't as revved up to see Moana in theaters as I have been with other Disney movies in the past. I was totally wrong and I won't make that mistake again!! Moana is hands-down one of my top 5 favorite Disney movies. I love that they didn't give Moana a love interest and my 14 year old daughter actually admitted that to me herself last night after we all watched the movie together. We laughed a lot - all three of us! The chemistry of the lead characters - Moana and Maui - is wonderful as their friendship grows throughout the film. I have a few scenes that seriously made me both laugh and also tear up, but I won't give any spoilers away if you haven't seen the movie. Don't forget to watch the bonus features too - they are awesome! I highly recommend adding this movie to your home movie collection!
The Moana original motion picture soundtrack features 14 tracks and is available wherever music is sold and streamed. The Moana two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack are also available now, and feature additional tracks including demos, outtakes and instrumental karaoke tracks.
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