Disney’s Moana Honored with Truly Moving Picture Award


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.


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