WHO’S IN IT?
Auli’i Cravalho (film debut), Dwayne Johnson (Central Intelligence), Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), Nicole Scherzinger (Men in Black 3), Rachel House (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Jemaine Clement (What We Do In The Shadows), Alan Tudyk (Wreck-It Ralph), Phillipa Soo (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ron Clements (Aladdin) and John Musker (The Little Mermaid), directors; Jared Bush (Zootropolis), writer; Osnat Shurer (film debut), producer; Opetaia Foa’I (film debut), Mark Mancina (Brother Bear) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (film debut), composers; Jeff Draheim (Frozen), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
On a mystic island in ancient Polynesia, Moana (Cravalho) is the sixteen-year-old tribe princess, and daughter of a chief navigator (Morrison). In a bid to save her family and tribe from annihilation, Moana puts her natural navigation skills to the test and sets sail for a fabled island out in the ocean. Along the way, she teams up with almighty demigod Maui (Johnson), and together they form an unlikely duo that can save everyone…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Disney’s high-rolling resurgence continues with this wonderful musical adventure, which not only features the voice of the always-awesome Dwayne Johnson, but also features songs co-written by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and also marks the CG debut of in-house legends Ron Clements and John Musker.