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“Moana” is a brave princess who voyages to save her island, singing hit songs along the way

April 13, 2020 | by Kyle Cox


Although “Moana” didn’t win the Oscar for Best Animated feature that it was nominated for, but it is still one of the best animated films yet having some of the best new musical talent feautured and a new take on a Disney Princess’s journey.


Moana (voiced by Auli’I Cravalho) is a teenager who lives in the South Pacific. She wants to help the people of her island because the food is drying up and fishing has gone bad. Her idea to fix it is to visit the demigod Maui, so the tide could possibly be turned. Moana has both the wisdom to respect her people’s traditions and the bravery to build her own path for her future.


Maui (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) stole Te Fiti’s heart, which is why the ocean became unsafe. Te Fiti is a goddess who brought the ocean to life with her heart of course though the musical. Maui is unfortunately very full of himself and refuses to return the heart. This is until Moana helps him regain his powers and the two grow closer.


The details in the film are outstanding and include numerous colors and underwater creatures.


However, Moana isn’t an ordinary princess because she shows us how strong and smart he is many times throughout the film. She outwits demigods and helps Maui in many situations.


“Moana” does have a lot more songs than most Disney films and a few of them are unnecessary. Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go” (an Oscar nominee) gives the audience the feel for female empowerment, much like some of the songs in Disney’s “Frozen.”


This movie is a crowd-pleasing, oceanic musical that has breathtaking animation and quirky characters. “Moana” is likely to put a smile on the viewer’s face. One character that is sure to make the audience laugh is the idiotic chicken, Heihei (voiced by Alan Tudyk), who ends up being Moana’s sidekick.


Moana doesn’t need a prince to save her because she can fight her own battles. This movie encourages girls to find their own way which is why this makes her a strong and independent role model for kids of all ages.


“Moana” is definitely one of the best Disney movies of all time. The female empowerment just makes it that much better.



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