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November 23, 2016
1hr 47min
Status: released

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Moana Movie Details:

Also known as Vaiana, Oceania
Country United States
Language English
GenreAnimated, Musical, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Release dateNovember 14, 2016 (AFI Fest)
November 23, 2016 (United States)
Running time1hr 47min
Age ratingPG
CastAuliʻi Cravalho
Dwayne Johnson
Rachel House
Temuera Morrison
Jemaine Clement
Nicole Scherzinger
Alan Tudyk
Directed by John Musker
Ron Clements
Story byRon Clements
John Musker
Chris Williams
Don Hall
Pamela Ribon
Aaron Kandell
Jordan Kandell
Screenplay byJared Bush
Produced byOsnat Shurer
Cinematography by Rob Dressel (layout)
Adolph Lusinsky (lighting)
Edited by Jeff Draheim
Music byMark Mancina (score and songs)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (songs)
Opetaia Foa’i (songs)
Production CompanyWalt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Distributor Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures

Moana Movie Voice Cast & Characters:

  • Auliʻi Cravalho as Moana, who is the curious daughter of village chief Tui and his wife Sina, and is chosen by the ocean to restore the heart of Te Fiti
    • Cravalho reprised her role in the film’s Hawaiian-language version.
    • Louise Bush as young Moana
  • Dwayne Johnson as Maui, a legendary strong-willed yet easily annoyed shapeshifting demigod who sets off with Moana on her journey
  • Rachel House as Tala, Tui’s mother and Moana’s paternal grandmother. Like Moana, Tala shares a passion for the ocean and the two have a very deep bond.
    • House reprised her role in the film’s Māori-language dub.
  • Temuera Morrison as Tui, Moana’s overprotective father, Sina’s husband, and Tala’s son. He is chief of Motunui Island.
    • Morrison reprised his role in the film’s Māori-language dub.
    • Christopher Jackson as Tui’s singing voice
  • Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa, a giant, villainous, treasure-hoarding coconut crab from Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters.
    • Clement reprised his role in the film’s Māori-language dub.
  • Nicole Scherzinger as Sina, Moana’s mother, Tui’s wife, and Chieftess of Motunui.
    • Scherzinger also reprised her role in the film’s Hawaiian-language dub.
  • Alan Tudyk as Heihei, Moana’s pet rooster
    • Tudyk also voices Villager No. 3, an old man who suggests cooking Heihei
  • Oscar Kightley as a fisherman
  • Troy Polamalu as Villager No. 1
  • Puanani Cravalho (Auli’i Cravalho’s mother) as Villager No. 2


Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island’s fishermen can’t catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti’s heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.

Moana Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$150–175 million
Domestic Opening$56,631,401
Domestic Collection$248,757,044
International Collection$438,471,864
Worldwide Collection$687,228,908

About Moana Movie:

Moana (also known as Vaiana or Oceania) is an American animated musical fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, co-directed by Chris Williams and Don Hall, and produced by Osnat Shurer, from a screenplay written by Jared Bush and a story by Clements, Musker, Williams, Hall, Pamela Ribon, and the writing team of Aaron and Jordan Kandell.

The film stars Auliʻi Cravalho as the voice of Moana and also features the ensemble voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk. It features original songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, and an orchestral score also composed by Mancina.

The film is set in ancient Polynesia and tells the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a coastal village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in hopes of returning the relic to Te Fiti and saving her people. The plot is original, but takes inspiration from Polynesian myths.

Moana premiered during the AFI Fest at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on November 14, 2016, and was released theatrically in the United States on November 23. The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised its animation, music, and vocal performances.

As part of Disney’s 100th anniversary, Moana was re-released between October 13 to 26, 2023 in the United States, on October 14 in Helios theaters across Poland, and between October 26 to November 1 in Latin America opposite Coco.

The film went on to gross over $687 million worldwide. Along with Zootopia, it marked the first time since 2002 that Walt Disney Animation Studios released two feature films in the same year, after Lilo & Stitch and Treasure Planet.

At the 89th Academy Awards, the film received two nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“How Far I’ll Go”).

A sequel, Moana 2, is set to be released in November 27, 2024, while a live-action remake is scheduled for release in June 2025, with Johnson reprising his role in both.