|Starring||Alan Tudyk, Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison|
|Director(s)||John Musker, Ron Clements|
|Genre(s)||Adventure, Animated Comedy|
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.
“Another great step forward in the evolution of Disney’s princess franchise, ‘Moana’ is a beautifully animated homage to Oceanic culture with strong themes of identity, purpose, and community,” said Heartland Film Director of Film Programming & Marketing Greg Sorvig. “Audiences of all ages will be inspired by this film’s music and cast of characters, led by a strong female hero who truly steers her own destiny.”
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.