Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Auli’i Cravalho, Phillipa Soo
Disney’s animated musical fantasy adventure directed by Ron Clements and John Muske which centers on Moana Waialiki (Auli’i Cravalho), a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators who sets sail in search of a fabled island to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (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.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Gramma Tala: For generations this peaceful island has been home to our family, but beyond our reef a great danger is coming. Legend tells of a hero who will journey to find the Maui, and together the demigod Maui, and together they will save us all.
Maui: Do you know who Maui is? Only the greatest demigod in all of the pacific islands. With his magical fishhook he slowed down the sun, pulled islands out of the sea, battled monsters, and I should know, because I’m Maui.
[referring to the continuous drum beat]
Maui: Hey! Let me do this please.
[he does the traditional dance after which he looks Moana who stares at him in confusion]
Maui: Nothing? Really?
[sighs in frustration]
Maui: What’s a demigod gotta do?
Moana: Maui, shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and the sea, I am…
Maui: Hero of man.
Maui: It’s actually Maui, shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and sea, hero of men. I interrupted, from the top. Hero of men. Go.
Moana: Maui, shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and the sea, let’s save the world.
Maui: I’m not going on a mission with some kid.
Moana: You’d be a hero. That’s what you’re all about, right?
[Maui imagines crowds chanting his name and hears the chant]
Moana: Maui, Maui, Maui.
[we see that it’s Moana quietly chanting his name]
Moana: You’re so amazing.
Maui: I’m not going on a mission with some little girl.
Moana: This is my canoe, and you will journey to…
[Maui suddenly throws her into the sea; we then see the sea drop Moana back onto the boat]
Maui: I did not see that coming.
Moana: The ocean is a friend of mine.
Maui: We’ve got to go through a whole ocean of bad. Ever defeat a lava monster?
Moana: No. Have you?
[Maui looks away in anger confirming he hasn’t]
Moana: Kaka, what?
[she looks over to see three small beings covered in coconut shells]
Moana: They’re kind of cute.
[the three Kakamura’s suddenly bring out their sharp weapons]
[the Kakamura blow darts into Maui’s butt cheek, he falls down flat on his face]
Maui: Really? Blow dart in my butt cheek.
[looking down an opening in the rocks]
Moana: We’re going to the realm of monsters.
Maui: Don’t worry, it’s a lot further down than it looks.
[Maui jumps in and screams with glee, Moana keeps looking down the opening]
Maui: I am still falling!
Maui: Moana, I got your back! It’s Maui time!
Moana: The ocean chose me for a reason.
Moana is set for release in the US November 23rd and UK December 2nd.