It’s 2016 to be another year for animation to shine on the big scene. Alongside the superb stop-motion of Kubo and the Two Strings, we’ve had the provocatively sociopolitical joys of Zootopia and the Japanese Robinson-Crusoe-style animation of The Red Turtle. All of them were nominated as Animated Feature Film for Oscar. Alongside with them are Disney’s frontrunner animation of Moana full movie online telling a joyous tale of a Polynesian girl on a quest to save her homeland.
Moana Full movie online was being directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, whom their success including The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, the movie boasts eye-watering visuals, earworm songs and heart-swelling messages about respecting for the past and hoping for the future. The directors segue seamlessly into their first CG feature embracing the malleable magic of digital animation while retaining the clear lines that underpinned their previous work.
As demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) in the movie jeering,“if you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess”. Yet, Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) is not only some kind of princess, since she’s daughter of the chief, but also an explorer with a fire in her soul being passed down through generations. Her father, Chief Tui (Temuera Morrison), insists that his people stay within the bounds of the reef surrounding their island home of Motunui.
However, Moana has fallen in love with the sea, and her love drives her to explore the open sea. As a child, the waves parted for Moana marking her as the ocean’s chosen one, so when the time comes to save the island’s failing ecosystem, it is Moana who ventures into the wide blue yonder drowning out her father’s instructions to remain Where You Are with her own song celebrating How Far I’ll Go. Moana has a sturdiness that recalls of Lilo & Stitch. She also embodies the independent outsider spirit of Tiana from The Princess and the Frog had.
The main part of the story is Moana’s mission of restoring the Heart of Te Fiti having been stolen years ago by Maui. Her decision to take on the mission is inspired by her grandmother who loves “to dance with the water”. Alongside with Moana on her quest is Maui whose muscular frame is adorned by dancing tattoos. The Rock clearly relishes the role and wrings self-deprecatory laughs from the ego-massaging song You’re Welcome written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Moana Full movie online ’s highlights is its musical, especially Jemaine Clement’s hermit crab Tamatoa’s bling-tastic Shiny and the poignant I Am Moana co-written with Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina.
In the course of their adventures, Moana and Maui encounter a swarm of diminutive Kakamora pirates and face a fiery lava monster. Still, the most beautifully realized Moana character is that of the ocean itself, a symphony of fluid movement whose waves become hands that aid our voyagers on their way.
As always, success has not come without controversy. Disney pulled a range of kids’ costumes and pajamas amid complaints that they constituted a ghastly form of “brown face” cultural appropriation, an offence that the company clearly took seriously. However, it’s worth remembering that Moana Full movie online is the story of a female leader who is independent and progressive, cares about the environment and who looks beyond the borders of her homeland to face the challenges of the future.