Since Disney acquired Pixar and placed John Lasseter in the position of Chief Creative Officer they have been putting out quality animated films one after another. By bringing Pixar’s family mentality to each film they have had countless eyes and minds work on each film. Moana is no exception to the rule.
It’s a well thought out film with a marvellous story. This the first Disney animated film with no “love” interest at all, unless you count the ocean and her people. The majority of the Moana voice talent has ancestral ties to the ancient Polynesian times in which the picture takes place. I was pleasantly surprised as to how well The Rock performed in this film.
The introduction of, well I guess in voice talents only, Auli’i Cravalho was a marvelous surprise. I truly enjoyed her voice performance as it captured the nuance of the character on-screen. There is no doubt that Alan Tudyk is phenomenal voice actor. He once again lends his talents to HeiHei… the rooster, who is the comedy animal sidekick.
Moana surprises in the emotional tones is conveys. Everything from curiosity to disappointment to fear to heartache to joy. The movie caters to both children and adults with its humour and storytelling. Disney undoubtedly has another classic on its hands.
If you haven’t taken the little’s out to see this one yet I highly recommend you do.