Thursday, November 24, 2016
Make Sure You See or should I say SEA Disney’s MOANA - Review
Thanks to Walt Disney Studios Canada, we had the opportunity to attend the advance screening of Disney’s MOANA. This new Disney film not only looked fantastic, it included life lessons and some similarities to other water based characters from Disney as well.
Moana is adventure movie, that because of the spectacular animation, makes sure you are engulfed in the atmosphere. Just like Zootopia made you feel like you were part of their hustle and bustle of their city, this film, about a girl who is called to the sea, will have you thinking that you are wading in the water with her. Whether she is on the beach, sailing a canoe or swimming in the deep sea, the scenery surrounding Moana is very much part of this story of overcoming obstacles.
Many in the characters throughout the film struggled with doing what was expected of them instead of following their path. In this film you will see Moana, her Father, Maui and even the evil Te Ka struggle with dealing the expectations of others and learning that by being their true selves they are able to thrive. There are also some lessons about vanity with a very sparkly crab, and a running theme of trying to do what is right for your community represented by the island village.
As mentioned in our MOANA contest post, we noticed some animated sea creatures in the poster that looked very similar to the ones in Finding Dory . Once viewing the movie, we also thought that Hei Hei the chicken reminded us of the bird Becky in Finding Dory and the funny coconut men known as Kakamora were working together mischievously much like the mini snowmen in Frozen Fever. Perhaps the baby sea turtle we were introduced to could have been a young CRUSH from Finding Nemo/Finding Dory, and we did notice the shape-shifting into Sven from Frozen as well.
Along with all of the movie magic there are wonderful songs in MOANA and after seeing this film you’ll have some fun when people thank you because you will be compelled to SING you’re welcome when you reply.
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